So cool for you and her. Sorry I don't have a bigger pic of it, but hey, its there.
Thats a nice bit of info. The plot thickens
Hope your daughter enjoyed her time making the film
Got any insider info for us Don
So glad you signed up to post this
Chuffed for you both. Thanks for letting us know
There's a good quality copy of the picture (can be enlarged to screensaver size) in this PDF file:
Other issues with pictures and news of the film:
Yes, Morag enjoyed the experience very much. I wasn't working at the time so I was employed as her chaperone. I'd never heard of Taika, and only knew of Jemaine because my wife likes FOTC.
As for "insider info", it sounds like a cliche, but Morag was actually discovered in a playground. The casting agent had taken her son to play in the same playground, and noticed Morag. She asked if Morag would like to audition for a bit part. She auditioned and was accepted, then we were told that the director had seen the tape and would like her to audition for a speaking part. She learned some lines, auditioned again and was accepted. We signed the contract on a Friday and shooting started on the Monday. It's a measure of the quality of Taika's script that he was able to leave the character name the same and make only minor script changes to accomodate the gender change.
All of the people were wonderful to work with, some of the nicest people I have ever met. My wife was very apprehensive, having heard all the cliches about movie folk, and nearly didn't let her go even with me as chaperone, but by the end of it she was totally won over.
In answer to Deirdre: yes, she plays Jarrod's daughter. He's separated/divorced from his wife, who is seen only in passing as she drops Vinnie off to be with Jarrod. My interpretation of the situation was, "Your dead-beat dad's in town, you can go and stay with him and give me a break." When you see the movie, the first scene with Morag is where she greets Jarrod as he arrives at the family home. If she convincingly portrays the awkwardness of someone who's just been dropped off to stay with someone she doesn't know very well, it's because it was her very first scene before the camera, plus she'd only met Jemaine in real life a few days before and had had no opportunity to get to know him.
I see that EvS was unfortunately unplaced at Sundance, but there's still Rotterdam and Berlin. I agree about the reviews, the comparison with ND isn't too bad a thing in that more than one reviewer preferred EvS because it was warmer and more human than ND. I await the release in NZ with considerable impatience.