Quiet man who has the knack of making winners
emotions – none of which you necessarily expected.”
The children in the film, played by teenagers Joel Courtney, Riley Griffiths and Ryan Lee in their film debut, as well as Somewhere star Elle Fanning, set out to make a zombie movie. While they’re shooting, they inadvertently witness a catastrophic train crash, which soon leads to inexplicable other-worldly happenings in their small Ohio town.
Much like the boys on screen, as an eight-year-old growing up in the same era, Abrams began shooting short films about things he loved, predominantly monsters, battles and chases, on a Super
Hanging out with kids felt oddly familiar because my son is 12 and my daughter is 11.
ON LOCATION: Abrams says: “ Super 8 is a combination of genres, but it’s basically about kids in 1979 making Super 8 films.”