In earlier posts I’ve mentioned some of my motion picture production background and how these experiences find their way into the books that I write for young readers. This has also allowed me to work with a number of famous people in locations all around the world.
Many years ago I had the privilege of working on the film, Pilgrims Progress. My responsibilities on this production included the areas of lighting and cinematography. For the kids reading this blog, a cinematographer is the person who actually operates the motion picture camera. Filming took place in Ireland and England.
Pilgrim’s Progress was the first feature film for an actor named Liam Neeson. He wasn’t well known then, but he certainly is today. I remember Liam as a great actor with what I believed would be a bright future. And this certainly proved to be true.
Working with someone on a feature film project, that lasts for several weeks, gives you the opportunity to get to know people and to form bonds. So it was with much sadness that I learned of the accident and ultimately the death of his wife Natash. It felt more like losing a member of my own family.
I wanted to let some time pass before speaking about it here. My thoughts and prayers go out to Liam and his two young sons.
Max Elliot Anderson