Now Is Good

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Director Ol Parker wanted a playful technique that would isolate Dakota Fanning running through Brighton’s streets against a backdrop of heightened reality. Instead of creating completely different backdrops to those already shot for the main body of the film, Richard took existing scenes but decided to recreate them as drawings. Every frame was hand-drawn, giving a crafted and slightly storybook feel to the backdrop, with its brightly coloured architecture.

The task of realising this vision lay with The Morrison Studio's Dean Wares, who hand-drew all the key parts of architecture in each of the scenes. Then a specialist team of matte painter’s and animators joined to complete the sequence. Dean's hand-drawn typography finished off the overall playful look and feeling required.

Written by Jenny Downham and director Ol Parker. Now Is Good tells the story of Tessa (Dakota Fanning) who is dying of Leukemia and decides to compile a list of things she'd like to do before passing away, including her desire to lose her virginity .

Produced by Graham Broadbent and Peter Czernin, the film also stars Jeremy Irvine (War Horse), Paddy Considine (The Bourne Ultimatum), Olivia Williams (The Sixth Sense) and Kaya Scodelario (Moon).

Directed by
Ol Parker

Production Co.
Blueprint Pictures

Release Date
Jan 8, 2013 (USA)

3 Wins
1 Nominations