Tom Felton and Tammin Sursok on Making ‘Braking for Whales’ Like “A Band of Pirates”
Check out this video interview (below) to hear about what inspired the story, what wound up being some of the most challenging scenes to shoot, how making Braking for Whales influenced Sursok’s personal goals as a budding director, and more!
Tammi Sursok and Tom Felton:
00:40 – Sursok wrote the script with her husband; what sparked the idea?
02:08 – After finishing the script, what was the key to getting the green light?
03:45 – Did Sursok and Felton know each before making this movie?
5:15 – This was a very short shoot; did they have any rehearsal time?
06:40 – What was the shooting schedule like?
09:15 – One of the most challenging scenes to get done and how they made it work.
12:23 – Felton talks about what it’s like working on such a small set; his appreciation for the camera department.
13:41 – What scene was the most intimidating?
16:35 – What it’s like working with otters.
18:39 – How do they figure out how big to go with the comedy; Sursok’s experience being directed by her husband.
22:35 – Do either of them collect anything; Felton shows off his guitar collection.
23:23 – What did Sursok learn from McEwen as a director on this film that she’ll take on to her own sets as a director?
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