get his mother out of the situation. this is your problem. ask any photographer and he will tell you that the mother needs to leave.
Ok, so here was the problem:
I am playing the part of Jack Thompson. Near the beginning of the movie, Jack has this whole dream sequence of re-living his family’s death; these including Kelly Thompson and Vallerie Thompson (his wife and daughter). I’ve had the part filled for both Kelly and Vallerie. When the day came to actually shoot the scene, the little girl who was to play Vallerie backed out. She got way too scared to do it. And I remind you, we have to shoot this day, so now I’m kind of in a panic. I really don’t know a whole lot of 5 year olds, so I do what obvious to me: I change the role of Vallerie Thompson to the role of Alex Thompson and cast the son of the woman that’s playing Kelly Thompson. So, as much as I didn’t like it, I had to rewrite the scene a bit and now I had family working together. But, it was also kind of convenient because it was easy to get both of them whenever I needed.
So anyways, the kid’s excitied about doing the part…but when it came time to shoot, he didn’t want to do anything either…so there’s the dilemma.
The only reason I had to rush so fast through this is because the scene is shot at a carnival. And since the state fair was only in for a week, I had no other choice.
So anyways…he finally pulled about 3/4 of it off and looked scared shitless when he said his lines. So to add this into the movie, the scene will have to be changed to a series of flashbacks.