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