Quiet man who has the knack of mak­ing win­ners

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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.”

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