Nim's Island

A site for readers of the book Nim's Island, by Wendy Orr

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

from the set of Nim's Island

Reallio and trulio, we were on Nim's island...

It was unbelievable. Everyone was so nice, it was just the best atmosphere - and everyone we met was so pleased to meet the author, and so respectful of the book; quite extraordinary. I can't believe I've been so lucky to not only have the film happen, but have it with a company that values books and authors, and most of all, to have these actors. They inhabit their characters so completely, it's quite uncanny.

So watching the filming process was fascinating, meeting everyone was great, being an 'extra' extra was a lot of fun - and the whole thing was emotionally quite overwhelming. For some reason it overtook me when I met the sealions, and I just could not stop crying. But everyone understood when I sobbed, "I've just met Selkie!" And then I started again when I walked through Alex's apartment. It was the most bizarre feeling, as if it was somewhere I'd lived in the distant past.

I'm rushing to speak at Chisholm Festival today but will put up a couple of pictures and more notes soon.


Monday, August 06, 2007

Hollywood Dreaming

I'll be away for the next week... yes, visiting Nim's Island, which is a slightly surreal feeling. For now I'm just focusing on meeting 'Selkie' and the other animals – and on packing for holidaying and being an extra on set. (Funny how it's not till you start packing that you realise how many clothes are suitable only for writing, or gardening.)

As readers of the book know, Nim checks her emails every day. However I'm having modem problems with my laptop and may not be able to.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Film extras

This was on the Nim's Island page: I don't know anything else about it, but it's worth passing on.
Good luck!

Thursday, August 02, 2007

In production...

I was had to write a mini cv yesterday for the upcoming Mornington Peninsula Writers Festival; what a great feeling when I finally got to write, 'the film Nim's Island is currently in production...'