Director Chris Eska has a history of working with non-professionals, so in searching for someone to play the role of the boy Will, the filmmakers looked extensively at every school within 200 miles of their base in Gonzales, Texas, and auditioned four to five hundred kids locally (at 0:35:50 in the DVD commentary). Regardless, they found Ashton Sanders in "the most boring way possible, which was through a regular casting call" in Los Angeles. Ashton's agent submitted him and he came to at least two callbacks (at 0:48:00 in the DVD 'SAG Foundation Conversations'). See more »
At 1:04:30 when Will and Nate are returning, Will wakes up and there is no Nate. Behind him there is a tree with water bottle hanging.
When Nate shows up on the tree there is a white bag hanging in the same place. See more »
I saw you talkin to tat gal back there. Ever ad a gal o your own?
Don't. They trouble.
Not all o em.
Yeaa, all o em
[5 second pause]
But they werth it.
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This Is Not A Cloud
Written and Performed by Yellow 6
Courtesy of Jon Attwood See more »
I was initially hesitant to see this movie at first because I mistakenly figured this would be just another movie with the main focus on just the horrors of slavery , but I am glad I did. It does depict some of the aspects of slavery in America, but it also focuses on another aspect that was never or seldom covered in other movies.
The interactions between the main characters; especially between Nate and Will, and their journey are what really make this film. It does have a couple of weaknesses in the story, but overall it is worth seeing.
After the movie, we were treated to a Q & A session with Mr. Tishuan Scott, who plays Nate in the movie, which added more to understanding some of the background in the making of the movie.
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