A few months ago, I had the pleasure to go on a movie set for an upcoming NBC Family Movie that is airing at 7PM Central time. I have always liked the thought of family movie night, but to be honest, I haven’t seen too many that have caught my eye, as well as my heart….. that is, until I was on the set of Field of Vision.
Field of Vision
Through mysterious footage captured on an old malfunctioning video camera, Sinclair High School’s star quarterback, Tyler McFarland, learns that some of his teammates have been bullying Cory Walker, a troubled new transfer student. Aware that sharing this information with the coach might get his friends kicked off the team and ultimately cost the school the state championship, Tyler must choose what’s more important: winning or doing what’s right.
As these events unfold, the camera also reveals more surprising footage to Tyler’s kid sister Lucy… She learns that Cory has a secret past, unknown even to him. Now Lucy must convince her mom (Faith Ford, Murphy Brown) and family that the camera’s revealing insight is not a product of her imagination as she enlists their help to find the answers Cory so desperately needs. It’s a compelling and intriguing story that shows both the challenges and rewards of doing the right thing even when it’s tough to do.
When I was on set, I was able to meet with the co-executive producer from Front porch entertainment; John & Susan Lawrence.
Talk about some amazing people with a great objective: To bring more family entertainment to NBC. If there was ever a family movie that I am anxious to see in its entirety, it is Field of Vision.
One question that we asked was how the movies came to be. Where do the themes come from? Each of their movies start with a concept, and a writer will take that and test with kids and families to turn in to a movie creation. The ideas for movies come from people all across the country, average people with great ideas.
Field of Vision is mostly about a family that comes together to help a struggling young man who is being bullied in school. Lucy, the little girl in the movie, is reading, she looks over and sees a camera that is in a pawn shop. The camera doesn’t work, so the salesman in the pawn shop gives the camera to Lucy where she takes camera home and it starts working.. on its own .
One thing that I absolutely loved about being a part of the filming of this movie is that the filming is in a an actual school that is in Atlanta, GA (Briarcliff School) that has been closed for 2 years due to economics. I love that the creators found a way to use a building that is already in place. In Field of Vision, the name of the school that they chose is ‘Sinclair High School’ and their mascot name is the Tigers.
I loved watching Faith Ford do her interview for the movie. Watching her in front of the green screen was so much fun!
Faith is such a sweet person! I loved talking with her and hearing her stories about her family, as well as about her cast – who are also her friends.
We were able to put on headsets and watch the movie being filmed. I have never been on a movie set before. Seeing everything that goes in was truly amazing!
The movie is focused on a video camera, that Lucy got from a pawn shop. I was able to talk a walk through the wardrobe trailer, as well as the prop trailer… where we were introduced to the camera.
One of my favorite parts to see was the wardrobes that were nicely organized for each character that included everything from tops, bottoms, accessories, shoes and even down to the undershirts for each cast member.
Here are two cast members, along with our great group:
Me with the fabulous guys Tony Oller and Joe Adler
We decided to name the bully ‘Hottie McHottie’. He didn’t seem to mind the new name.
Near the end of the day, we had the pleasure to sit down and have a discussion with Jordan Shafer (Character: Lucy McFarland). This is one little girl that is going places! Such a sweetheart and holy smartness! This doll is intelligent!
Jessica from http://www.atlmomguide.com/, myself , Jordan Shafer (Character: Lucy McFarland), Stacy from www.momcentral.com and Toni from www.thehappyhousewife.com just outside the school where Field of Vision was filmed.
You can read more details about the cast of Field of Vision here. Be sure to check this movie out with your family TONIGHT, June 11, 2011 at 7:00pm Central time. This will be a movie your family will love!
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