The Making Of Boyhood – 12 Years In The Same Role

The Making Of Boyhood – 12 Years In The Same Role

Watching actor Ellar Coltrane embrace director Richard Linklater, immediately following the last shot of filming for the movie ‘Boyhood’, is as touching as any scene in the movie could ever be. The Oscar nominated director accomplished an incredible feet by using the same cast over the course of 12 years. From 2002 until 2013, the young Ellar played Mason Evans Jr, as he experienced life as a child of divorced parents from first grade, until going off to college.

Throughout the years, the cast became their own little family. Now twenty, Coltrane explained how the making of ‘Boyhood’ was all he had ever known over the course of his upbringing. The lingering embrace between the director and actor in the IFC Films “Making of Boyhood” video, looks more like that of a father and son.

The film required a budget of only 4 million dollars to make, but has since gone on to gross over 45 million at the box office. Added to that, are the six Academy Award nominations which include Best Picture and Best Director.

Find out how it all came about in “The Making of Boyhood” from IFC Film below:

This 10-minute featurette, spanning 12 years, gives an extensive look at the process of creating what The New York Times calls “one of the most extraordinary movies of the 21st century.” Go behind-the-scenes with Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane and Lorelei Linklater as they delve into how they created this groundbreaking epic.

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