Locals Flock to See the Filming

Locals watch the filming at Cleveland Point ~ Bayside Bulletin

Locals watch the filming at Cleveland Point ~ Bayside Bulletin

Bayside Bulletin has a story about all of the local Australians (and even some visitors as far away as New Zealand) coming to watch the filming of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

Birkdale mother Lyn Fullerton went down to Cleveland Point to check out the action with daughters Sarah and Bethany.
“We’ve been planning it for a while and coming down regularly to check on the progress.”
Sarah said they had spotted a number of young stars of the film, including characters King Caspian (Ben Barnes), Lucy Pevensie (Georgie Henley) and Skandar Keynes (Edmund Pevensie).
“We were very happy fans to see them, but we weren’t planning on mobbing them!” Sarah laughed.
“I don’t think they’ve even bothered with bodyguards because we’re so laid back here.”

You can check out the full story and pictures here.

Bethany said she’d also spotted centaurs and various other mythical creatures around the set.

48 Responses

  1. Mirima Rosetrader says:

    Wow, I wish I was there.

  2. Samuel the Magnificent says:


  3. LOTRFREAK says:


  4. Samuel the Magnificent says:

    at least someone has seen Skandar

  5. Wait… centaurs? Mythological creatures? The only Narnian animal/creature is Reepicheep in the books!!!!

  6. Reepicheep775 says:

    Centaurs…hmmm… well at least Skandar is there, for a while I was wondering if he was still alive.

  7. cuppycakesrach says:

    wow that purple sail looks awesome!!!!! …

  8. yeswelovenarnia says:

    oh man i really wish i was there!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. yeswelovenarnia says:

    OH YAY SKANDAR IS THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOW WE NEED A PIC!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. narnian1 says:

    Lucky! I wish I had a chance to see a filming,
    but alas I know with Narnia it will never happen where I live. *sigh*

  11. Reepicheep the fearless says:

    Yeah, I heard that there might be a minotaur on board the dawn treader! (Oh no!)

  12. Pattertwig's Pal says:

    I hope they are wrong about the centaur. Why would a centaur want to be on a ship?!?

  13. narnian resident says:

    thank goodness someone saw skander. i was beginning to freak out if he was replaced or something. i dont understand though why they're having cetaurs. first of all, i dont think they'd do well on a ship, the way they're built and all, and also there were no mythical creatures in the book. i didnt mind a minotaur, but not a cetaur.

  14. Lucy the Valient says:

    OMG!! I wish I was there. I would love to see Georgie and Skander…

  15. daredevil says:

    I really hope that person doesn't know their mythological creature names very well – a centaur on a ship would be even more stupid than a Minotaur! and thats saying something!

  16. Narniamiss says:

    Time to take a deep breath on hearing about the mythical creatures. We already suspected there was going to be a centaur. Not that I am agreeing with the movie maker's choice…

  17. BradenWoodburn says:

    Sweet! I'd so take time to watch them film one of my favorite movie series!

  18. This may be the scene where the ship leaves Cair Paravel (but why would the Pevensies be there?) And plus if there is like a dwarf and a faun or 2 on the ship it won't be the end of the world! It wouldnt be the same as having a minotaur and a centaur, that would be terrible!!!

  19. daughter of the King says:

    And we all want to live down under for the next three months but there's no way we ever will…………

  20. Lucy the Valiant says:

    Me too…all the way, that's for sure! Lucky lucky Aussies!

  21. King Caspian the Tenth says:

    perhaps the pevensies are brought into narnia early???

  22. 7chronicles says:

    I hope that it's when they leave Cair Paravel, They may have Lucy, Edmund, and Eustace join the ship right before she sets sail. I don't see how a centaur would function well on the ship, could you imagine during the storm. The centaur would be sliding back and forth on the deck. I don't mind that they add a few creature, but I don't know how the centaurs would fit, as much as I love them. But I can't wait to get more info!!!!

  23. Leolani says:

    I agree! Hopefully they'll just be on shore waving goodbye or something, even though Lucy and Edmund aren't supposed to be there yet at that time, it would be better than having a centaur on board.

  24. StoryGirl says:

    I know someone who lives in Queensland! *wants to go to Australia* 🙂

  25. redeemedqueen says:

    yeay…really…WHERE HAS HE BEEN???

  26. Sammie says:

    No offense to anyone, but I had always found Treader's lack of Old Narnians (except Reepicheep) odd. For one, Caspian has worked so hard to bring the two sides together, and he demonstrates his trust by leaving Trumpkin in charge – and then he doesn't bring any Old Narnians on the Treader except Reepicheep.

    Secondly, considering the centuries-old Telmarine fear of the sea (these men must be pretty adventurous), and, at least, the relative sailing prowess of Narnians one millenium prior – Lucy mentions this in "VDT" and it's shown in "HAHB" – it always seemed strange to me that there weren't more Old Narnians on the Treader – at least a dwarf or a faun. Maybe not one of the huge animals, but a smaller one, at least.

    Basically, I guess, whether or not they have another Old Narnian on the Treader doesn't bother me that much; I prefer without, but with doesn't seem a huge deal, at least imho.

    That said, I would be upset if they made up a whole new character/role just to incorporate the Old Narnian.

  27. RumbleBuffinTheStrong says:

    Lucky people.

  28. ExtremeFan says:

    yesss!its kool that they dont need bodyguards. lay back fans! their jus ppl. (very talented ones) 😉

  29. Puddleglum says:

    It's a wonder, with such a small ail, how such a large ship intends to move. Suppose everyone will have to spend much the day rowing. The there's the storms, reefs, or sea serpents.

  30. Puddleglum says:

    Guess I better work on my typing skills. Suppose I'll run out of ink.

  31. elizabeth says:

    i wish i was there…………… 🙁

  32. ben says:

    ah my old home town… i used to fish off the spit right there..

  33. Nikajo says:

    They oughtta get a hold of that crooked sail, or else it will fly away.

  34. Fire Fairy says:

    That's a very good point, Sammie. Why didn't they have Old Narnians on the Dawn Treader in the book? I guess it would make a lot of sense to have more Old Narnians on the ship. I'm not sure if I would like the Pevenisies joining the ship before we leave, because one of my favorite parts is how they end up in the water and Caspian ends up saving them. (It also adds to the image of Eustace's brattiness, with all of his complaining, and it would make more sense because of his complaints about being dropped off at the next port and needing to consult to a British Consul).

    Also, I think it's kind of cool that they don't need bodyguards because of how laid-back the Aussies are. That definitely wouldn't happen here in America.

  35. skandargirl_95 says:

    where has he been?
    I hope we get to see MORE of them formj now on…and can't wait for the movie!
    December 2010 is STILL a long time to wait…grr

  36. skandargirl_95 says:

    we(I)really need to see him…BADLY
    and I do want to live there for the next 3 months…boohoo

  37. ellie :) says:

    well, guess who lives in Austraila? MOI! ANd im going to the set THIS WEEKEND :D:D:D:D:D:D

    Spy reports all round 😉

  38. katrina says:

    those people are so lucky!!!!! i would so be there every chance i got if i lived there!!!

  39. Narnia-Queen says:

    i wish i could b there so i could meet georgie henley!

  40. Narnia-Queen says:

    i agree, if they were shooting the movie here in america, well lets just say they isnt isnt enough body gards in the world! (haha)

  41. pselpevensie says:

    good article. the pics are really cool.

  42. pedro says:

    the boat is awesome!! I cant wait to see it!!!!!!

  43. kissinkate says:

    hmmmm…well…dang it! I wished I was there…

  44. loverforBen says:

    The boat is so cool dude!

  45. Dax says:

    We finally get to see the fucking sail flowing in the wind! its beautiful! and i rather like what Ben Barnes looks like for the movie. sum ppl dont but for 2 hours i think it will do. =)

  46. Pippi says:

    I wish i had found out about it earlier – i totally would have gone driven the 30 minutes to catch a look at the ship and ben. damn

  47. J. G. Heck says:

    I have just noticed the sail is of-fly small.

  48. J. G. Heck says:

    I wish I could be there.