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.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh very special for you to be on set and watch it all. How wonderful for you to see your characters come alive. I'm so happy you that you feel great about the production. Can't wait to see some pictures and hear all of your stories from the set.
Take care,
Kai :)

6:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update on Nim's Island. Can't wait to see your pictures.


6:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wendy - thanks for a little peek at Nim's Island. I always find the behind the scenes stuff fascinating, so would love to hear more. Please, post some pics. Haven't read your book, but now I think I will have to. You have me intrigued. I think you have a great cast to bring your characters to life am looking forward to this movie very much.

11:09 PM  

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