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AC­CESS ALL AR­EAS | Can you shoot a drama in the mid­dle of a real mu­sic fes­ti­val?

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There’s a good rea­son why no one has ever re­ally tried to make a movie about a mu­sic fes­ti­val that’s ac­tu­ally filmed at a real mu­sic fes­ti­val be­fore, as TF dis­cov­ered on one of the most chaotic shoots ever (sort of) staged.

Star­ring Ge­orgie Hen­ley (The Chron­i­cles Of Nar­nia), Ella Pur­nell (Miss Pere­grine’s Home For Pe­cu­liar Chil­dren) and Jor­dan Stephens (one half of Riz­zle Kicks),

Ac­cess All Ar­eas sets a com­ing-of-age in­die in the very real, very crowded, en­vi­rons of Bes­ti­val, on the Isle of Wight.

“Ev­ery­one keeps think­ing we’re the news, so they want to be on TV!” screams Pur­nell to TF, vis­it­ing the “set” as di­rec­tor Bryn Hig­gins des­per­ately tries to get a sin­gle take with­out some­one wav­ing at the cam­era in the back­ground.

“It’s sort of half life-ex­pe­ri­ence, half fuck­ing night­mare!” adds Stephens, barely au­di­ble over The Chem­i­cal Broth­ers on the main stage. The crew mean­while – forced to em­ploy de­coy cam­eras, se­cret hand sig­nals and the kind of op­er­a­tional plan­ning that wouldn’t look out of place in a war zone – look fraz­zled, dazed and deaf­ened.

“This is ei­ther going to be the weird­est movie of the year or the best!” Pur­nell yells. “Prob­a­bly both!”

ETA | 13 oC­To­bEr / AC­CEss All Ar­EAs oPENs NExT moNTh.

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