Molly Moon, the movie based on the first book in Georgia Byng’s best-selling Molly Moon series, and starring Dominic Monaghan, will have its world premiere at the TIFF Kids International Film Festival 2015, screening on Saturday 11th April, Sunday 12th April and Sunday 19th April!
For more info and to buy tickets visit: http://tiff.net/festivals/tiffkidsfestival15/film-list/molly-moon-and-the-incredible-book-of-hypnotism
There’s also a new website with fun facts, interviews and behind the scenes photos from the movie: http://www.mollymoonsworld.com/
“Dominic Monaghan was perfect for the part of Nockman. He didn’t look like Nockman in the book (who is fat, half bald with greasy hair and who has a goatee beard) but he was able to be both sinister and pathetic, menacing and at the same time, comical. So often on set he had everyone laughing. He is a brilliant comic actor.
I discovered that Dominic has a love of spiders and reptiles. (In fact he did a show for the BBC called Wild Things. I thought it would be great to suddenly make the character Nockman, have a pet lizard! Then I discovered it would cost too much money, (and films run on a budget), so sadly the lizard was out of reach.
One of my only regrets in the film was that we didn’t manage to get Nockman a lizard. My other regret was a visual effects one. I really really really wanted the cess pit (the sewage pit) that Nockman has to slop out, to be more poo-ey. I really really wanted to get a couple of poos made by the visual effects people so that Nockman’s reaction to the poo pit was even funnier. I am so grateful for the effort and brilliance Dominic put into the film. He really made Nockman one of the best parts of the movie. Thank you Dominic!”