First Report from the Cleveland Point Set

NarniaWeb Spy Tamara went to the first day of shooting at The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Cleveland Point set. She was kind enough to send us this report.

I went to Cleveland Point this morning and had a look at the set. There were trucks, cranes, tent and trailers everywhere and we could only see in through this one small gap. There were these army camouflage looking tents set up right next to the fence with people all inside on laptops. Camera equipment was all stored in another tent. There were people everywhere, including extras which were in costume and looked like they were going to be the ship crew. (They wore white shirts, deep red vests, blue pants and black knee high boots and all were dark skinned and had beards lol). There were also more crew and extras on the deck of the ship as well, and judging by the huge amount of equipment and vehicles on the ground right in front, it definitely looked like they were going to film on the deck today. But it was really cloudy and looked like it was going to rain so I hope that it doesn’t mess it up for them!

About 500 metres down the road there was another section fenced off with catering tents, trailers, buses, trucks etc and we saw more extras in shuttle buses getting driven to the set.

It looks so exciting and I would love to stay there all day, every day just watching it all! I’ve attached some photos but I apologise, they aren’t too great because I only had my iphone one me..

You can see in the pictures how high the mast is going to be, and the second lantern is lit!

Tamara, thank you very much for sending us your report and pictures!

48 Responses

  1. wunderkind42 says:

    Wow! That's so cool!!!! I'm so excited!!

  2. Maria says:

    Hmm…I see someone in a blue vest?

  3. Hiram says:

    This is great news! I like the site re-design, too!

  4. yeswelovenarnia says:

    WOW COOL!!!!!!!!! can't wait!!!!!(4th!!) oh and love the site redesign!!

  5. yeswelovenarnia says:

    i just noticed and it probably has nothing to do with the film but i think there is a swingset in the last photo. filming next to a park do you suppose?

  6. Lutra's Pearl says:

    Yeppyyyyyyyy!!!!!!! I am really happy! Keep the story of Aslan alive!

  7. narnian1 says:

    SO EXCITING! I'm loving everything so far, almost.

  8. george843 says:

    Do I see Skandar and Georgie on the Dawn Treader in the fourth pic?????

  9. Mirima Rosetrader says:

    Wow, so exciting! Man I want to see Skandar so bad! I wonder what he looks like now? I hope they come out with a trailer in a few months. I'm dying to see the Dawn Treader on water! 🙂 Sail on VDT!

  10. TumnusTheBrave says:

    Do i see three people in costume in the first picture… who r they?? shipmates??

    And if anybody can help me out i can't log in the forum it says my user name is incorrect.

  11. Silver the Wanderer says:

    :O Love the redesign! And I can't wait for the filming aboard the Dawn Treader to start! It's looking great so far! And it looks like that second mast is just going to have a Narnian flag on it.

  12. NarniaWarrior says:

    Looks awesome…thx 4 the pics. Long Live Aslan

  13. BradenWoodburn says:

    Whoa! That is totally and completely cool stuff and info! Amazing to see a movie in the works of being made! Thanks so much! Can't wait for more juicy news!

  14. GlimGlum says:

    On board the Dawn Treader. Great!

  15. This is really, really cool! I can not even imagine what it would be like to see the filming of a Narnia movie!!!

  16. true-narnian_queen says:

    WOW!!!! love the new design!!! SAIL ON DAWN TREADER!!

  17. katrina says:

    those pics are so cool! so exciting!!!!!

  18. TumnusTheBrave says:

    If any of the board memebers could help me, i cant get log into account(i tryed over and over again)


  19. InLoveWithAslan says:

    Cool. Thanks for the pictures. Are people allowed to get that close to the set, cast, and crew?

  20. Tirian says:

    Tumnus – I tried to respond to you, but you didn't give me a valid email address when you sent your request earlier. Please send another Contact request with your real email address and I'll help you out. And make sure that you have converted your account (click the red box on the login page).

  21. Malfhok says:

    Lovely redesign! The photo gallery on this post comes up way to big when you click a picture and I have to scroll a lot to see all of the picture.

    Are the podcast entries going to start showing up in the main news feed? Or do they have some other method of notification of new posts?

  22. AJAiken says:

    Thanks very much! I especially enjoyed the pictures. 🙂

  23. Lady_Liln says:

    Looking good! 🙂

  24. Lady_Liln says:

    Mmm-hmm, I noticed that as well. I'm not sure who it could be though, as the graying hair seems to old to be Rynelf or Rhince and I'm not sure that a small extra would have a different colored uniform.

    Just thinking out loud.

    BTW, I love this new reply feature!

  25. kissinkate says:

    Maybe a cloudy sky was what they were waiting for. This is all just too good!

  26. StoryGirl says:

    The new design looks great! I can't wait to see and read more! Go VTD! 😀

  27. Tamara says:

    Yep, you can get that close, there's just that fence keeping everyone out. That was the only place to see anything though, all along the fence was blocked with trucks etc. So I think they expected people to want to come and see, especially since we have neverrr had anything like this in our area before! Everyone's really curious!

  28. Aslan's my homeboy says:

    Awesome! I wish I lived down there! I am so happy that it is going along so well except the weather part lol but that will clear up 🙂 I wanna see Skandar!
    Skandar's birthday is tomorrow he will be 18 yay!

  29. Crimson Dragon says:

    Love the new site design! I couldn't get onto the site all day, not sure why; It's working now though. And the report and these pictures are great!

  30. caboo29 says:

    Are the pictures incredibly huge for everyone? Is there something wrong with my computer, or is it supposed to be like that?

  31. Silver the Wanderer says:

    They're huge for me too. I think that's just they way they're supposed to be 😉

  32. George843, I sure do hope that's Skandar and Georgie! Good eye, george843! Love the news. So excited. You just made my day…er, night.

  33. ~Lava~ says:

    Is the costumed guy with what looks like a dew rag on his head Douglas Gresham? It looks king of like him from the back, there are no frontal pics on him though. I am looking at pic 1.

  34. Totally with you there.

    a) Happy 18th Birthday Skandar (tis the 5th in Aus) b) I want to see the set and some of the filming c) Thanks for the report, Tamara
    (btw, WUV the new reply thingummy. part of the reason i'm typing this, eh eh eh. WELL DONE ON THE WEB REDESIGN!)

  35. skandyfan says:

    Skandars birthday is on 5th of september!! So it is today! Happy Birthday Skandar! Hope you will have a wonderful b-day on set!!

  36. cuppycakesrach says:

    wow! this is sooo exciting … I'm so glad you took pics! yay! i can't wait for VOTD!!

  37. Reepicheep the fearless says:

    WOW! But the mast looks a little too tall!

  38. narnian resident says:

    wow! everything's beginning to become a full-fledged film shooting!!! this is very exciting, especially about shooting on the Dawn Treader! omg i just cant wait for nothin!

  39. Elizabeth says:

    Nice pictures!!! Happy Birthday Skandar!:)

  40. daughter of the King says:

    This is just a random guess, but since the lantern is lit, were they perhaps filming either the beginning of the storm sequence or possibly the dark island?

  41. pselpevensie says:

    so cool!

  42. Mirage says:

    Yes, it is actually set up right next to a small playground XD Going next weekend as well. It's right on the edge of that part of the coast, with a great view of the other islands scattered about. There's a little cafe and whatnot there as well. I went there in mid-August and on the 5th of September, so…yesterday, but they weren't filming maybe because of Skandar's birthday. Going next weekend as well, to hopefully see some filming.

  43. tolkienlewisfan says:

    Well…it's about time! Let's hurry up filmers so we can enjoy the film before we die. This is atleast a good sign that they are actually planning to make it. I'm not going to say I can't wait because I'm still curious about how this new director will do. They better not take it any further off the line than PC went (though it was still a fun movie). Well I'm interested in seeing how this turns out!

  44. Crimson Dragon says:

    To small and dark to tell for sure… but it could be them.

  45. Me Sa U Sa says:


  46. Lucille Brown says:

    I thought maybe they could be too looking for a cloudy day.

  47. narniaismylife says:

    ya, i think their doin the dark island scene

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