My Narnia pop up book on the Dawn Treader page
I know this is a bit late because I saw The Voyage of the Dawn Treader a few weeks ago when it came out here in Aus. We saw it a week earlier than most people. As I've mentioned before, they filmed the majority of the film here in Australia. Mainly in my state of Queensland and even better, a lot of the filming took place in Cleveland which is only about 20 minutes away from where I used to live.
I enjoyed the movie. It still held the wonder I had for the books when I first read them. They changed the story by adding a few things and changed the order of the events in the book, but it worked well.
Plus I was absolutely delighted to see the scenes in the movie that Jason and I saw being filmed. We went there about twice and each time was utterly fascinating.
What I was proud of was that so many of the extras are Aussie. Drinian who is Caspian's captain of the ship is Gary Sweet an Aussie actor. I got to see him and Georgie Henley (Lucy). Unfortunately I never got to see Ben Barnes, though I know he was there often.
Since I don't remember if I ever shared some photos from set, here they are.
I kind of like that you can see the cranes and other bit of equipment. I really felt like I was on set.
The guys who played the minotaurs and one of the dwarfs. They came and talked to people through the fence.
Gary Sweet talking.
You can just make out Lucy :)
A horrid pic of me. I worn a strapless dress because last time I tanned fast and was left with strap marks :p
A bit of a close up.
The guy in the hat is Douglas Gresham, who is CS Lewis' step son. I love that he's always involved with the film.
One of my fave pics.
I had a whole lot more photos and some video footage too but this is probably enough for now. It was definitely a great experience. These photos were from our second trip out there and we brought a fancy camera that belonged to Jason's brother Brodie. This is why we had better close up pics.
Anyway, I have to work until midnight tomorrow (bleh). And the lovely Illy is having a giveaway for $25 credit for my shop on her blog. Check out this post :) I have answered some interview questions too!