Lights, camera, extras Posted in: News A crew and cast of 120-plus have settled in the streets of Elgin for a 20-day-long independent film shoot, hiring Texas locals and reaching out to Elginites for volunteer extras.Growing pains is a coming of age story, written and directed by Ellen Rodnianski, focusing on a young girl dealing with the struggles of early motherhood, according to the internationally raised filmmaker. The feature- length presentation is a love story at its core, she said, showcasing a teen pregnancy alongside the tender and pure nature of young romance.“It’s important to me for it to be relatable on both a micro and ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!