We talked with Max and Julian about video games, superpowers and what they love about mom. We talked about how it feels to have a brother and to be one.
Throughout the Portraits that Move filming process, we asked Max and Julian questions independently and together. We gave them space and time to really talk to us, to do more than introduce themselves and some of their favorite books and keepsakes (Harry Potter, a panda photo).
Our questions and the environment we create during a Portraits that Move film shoot, allowed these adorable, imaginative boys, ages seven and nine, to tell us about some of their aspirations and their concerns. And as always, we got some priceless responses.
"growing up makes me scared because I have to pay taxes and make money"
"I appreciate my family because they're nice to me and they care about me. I love them."
Like all of our portrait length and snapshot films, we as filmmakers and the family who received the final product, developed a new insight into children's lives. And what a gift that is!