slightly strange pictures from the set
I’m guessing that not everyone is going to find the picture of the boxes as appealing as I do (but, hey, it’s my blog!). It just gave me a thrill when I saw the box labelled Nim’s Island, as if somehow all the other paraphernalia associated with a film shoot – the actors, the crew, the cameras and scenery – still hadn’t proved to me that it really was true, Nim was being filmed. A bit like phoning the office and hearing them answer ‘Nim’s Island.’ Gave me a huge thrill every time.
And the directors’ chairs… I just loved seeing those little pavilions of chairs scattered through the forest. Sitting on them and watching was okay too…
Wendy Orr is a Canadian-born Australian writer. Her books for children and adults have been published in 27 countries and won awards around the world. Nim’s Island and Nim at Sea have also become feature films, starring Jodie Foster and Abigail Breslin (Nim’s Island) and Bindi Irwin (Return to Nim’s Island.) Her latest book is Cuckoo’s Flight, a companion to the highly acclaimed Bronze Age novels Dragonfly Song and Swallow’s Dance. Read full bio