The Journey Begins – Part XVII

Posted by on Aug 25, 2015 in Dan Eldon Legacy

Click on Kathy’s name below to watch the video over on Facebook! August 25, 2015 Tembisa, Joburg’s second largest township (Soweto is first) has several million people who have sanitation and electricity. But last week we shot on the margins, under the power lines, where people have almost nothing. So here are my reflections on […]

The Journey Begins – Part XVI

Posted by on Aug 25, 2015 in Dan Eldon Legacy

Click on Kathy’s name below to watch the video over on Facebook! August 23, 2015 South African actress Mika Basson has the honor of playing Elinor Tatum in Journey. At the age of 18, Elly participated in the Student Transport Aid Safari that Dan led across Africa to deliver aid to a Refugee camp in […]

The Journey Begins – Part XV

Posted by on Aug 21, 2015 in Dan Eldon Legacy

Click on Kathy’s name below to watch the video over on Facebook! August 21, 2015 Tembisa (the name means “Promise,”) is the second largest township in South Africa, founded in 1957 when black residents of Joburg were being evicted from the soon-to-be whites only areas. We are shooting in one of the most marginalareas– under […]

The Journey Begins – Part XIV

Posted by on Aug 21, 2015 in Dan Eldon Legacy

Click on Kathy’s name below to watch the video over on Facebook! August 21, 2015 Meals on location are usually taken outside- but today we were in a school room in the township of Tembisa (some four million people live there.) Our team found a very rough section there which doubled for a refugee camp […]

The Journey Begins – Part XIII

Posted by on Aug 20, 2015 in Dan Eldon Legacy

Click on Kathy’s name below to watch the video over on Facebook! August 19, 2015 During this scene, Ben Schnetzer, as Dan. rings the bell of his mother Kathy’s flat after his first trip to Somalia. When she doesn’t answer quickly enough, he crawls up the ivy. Okay– some artistic licence has been taken on […]

Photos from Set! – The Journey Begins

Posted by on Aug 20, 2015 in Dan Eldon Legacy

Long Journey to “Journey.”  We begin tomorrow with our wonderful young cast led by Ben Schnetzer as Dan and Ella Purnell playing Amy.  I’ll send pics from the location (a 20 minute hike away from our trucks).  Here is the first day’s production sheet – I will frame it. Here’s the real Student Transport Aid […]

The Journey Begins – Part XII

Posted by on Aug 17, 2015 in Dan Eldon Legacy

Click on Kathy’s name below to watch the video over on Facebook! August 16, 2015 I asked a group of little boys to sing their favorite hymn (after inviting them to shoot pics of themselves with my phone.) Later, our driver listened to the video and explained what they were singing, in Zulu, I believe. […]

The Journey Begins – Part XI

Posted by on Aug 14, 2015 in Dan Eldon Legacy

Click on Kathy’s name below to watch the video over on Facebook! August 14, 2015 Creep around behind the scenes with me and Charlie and see the incredible efforts that she and the art department put into creating an authentic scene outside a shabeen, a local club, in Malawi circa 1990. The people walking through […]

The Journey Begins – Part X

Posted by on Aug 14, 2015 in Dan Eldon Legacy

Click on Kathy’s name below to watch the video over on Facebook! August 12, 2015 Join me behind the scenes in Joburg and see gorgeous young actors, dedicated crew members and brilliant director Bronwen Hughes shooting at “Lengai Croze’s” house (though it’s not as magical as his mother, Nani Croze’s real- and most whimsical home […]

The Journey Begins – Part IX

Posted by on Aug 14, 2015 in Dan Eldon Legacy

Click on Kathy’s name below to watch the video over on Facebook! August 12, 2015 Paradise FOUND! Unfettered giraffes, zebras, wildebeeste, even a few elephants (although they came later) mingling with our incredulous young actors on the Journey of a lifetime. Can you spot a kudu? And Dan Eldon (played by Ben Schnetzer- really an […]