Video Diary 20 - Filming the Kids Meeting Dad

The garage scene is set in 1982, and rather than try to fill it with cars from that period, we were very fortunate that Chris, the garage owner, is a collector of classic cars from the 1950s. Therefore, we decided to make Brian Dunn (Tom’s Dad) an expert on classic cars, which worked in our favour.


As I mention in the video, we were shooting some very important scenes here which ultimately drive Tom’s motivation throughout the rest of the story. I was also very conscious not to give anything away in this video too as I would hate to spoil the final film for you.


It’s interesting working with young children because you never really know what you are going to get and their attention spans can drift. We were very lucky as both Charlie and George were focused individuals, and very professional. They completely “got” who their characters were and why every line and look was relevant to the bones of the story. Their parents were fantastic too and really supportive to them and us.


It was a very good day, and I’m delighted with the results.

Write a comment

Comments: 4
  • #1

    Graham Sclater (Wednesday, 27 November 2013 17:42)

    Hi Simon I'm so pleased it's getting nearer..... Looking very good.

  • #2

    Bryan Mark Wilde (Thursday, 28 November 2013 18:48)

    The shooting looks great fun,and looks like it's all coming together very well. I love how you make the shoots fun but at the same time professional for the actors

  • #3

    John Trigonis (Thursday, 28 November 2013 20:54)

    Looks like a lot of fun on set, especially for the kids!

  • #4

    Walter Scott (Friday, 29 November 2013 05:46)

    Hi Simon,
    Thanks for sharing your video updates. It's great to see the progression of the film, including the honest portrayal of some of the challenges you face, and the way you, the crew and actors collaborate to complete a successful scene. That's inspirational filmmaking for you!