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.
Labels: filming Nim's Island