Behind The Scenes of “MOON”
Today will be about ‘Moon‘, an independent science-fiction film directed by Duncan Jones, with Sam Rockwell as lead and supporting actor. Moon is an ambitious film that starts with a strong script and that has more than 400 vfx shots, a 360 degrees set and a 5 million dollars budget for 33 days of shooting.
It premiered at Sundance in 2009, got great reviews and grossed a little bit under 10 million dollars, which is a good number for an indie sci-fi flick, but also gives some perspective. With a prestigious World Premiere and great reviews, it only doubled its budget (from which P&A and other joys must be deducted too).
In 2009, Sony Pictures Home made available a 16 minute featurette via iTunes that shows the making of Moon but also Sam Rockwell, Duncan Jones and producer Stuart Fenegan talking about the process, the satisfactions and difficulties that come along producing ambitious projects with ‘small’ budgets.
There’s plenty to learn and discover from it, especially on how Rockwell worked on double performance, the set design, the challenges of working in a closed studio etc. I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I did.
To watch it, click here
And to finish, here is a reconstitution of my favorite two shots from the whole featurette:
check the archives for a taste of it.