“Fireflies in the Garden” is one of those smaller films that you’ve probably never heard of, but has an incredible assemblage of actors that immediately piques your interest. For “Fireflies,” a tense drama involving family and loss, director Dennis Lee managed to bring aboard Julia Roberts, Ryan Reynolds, Willem Dafoe, Carrie-Anne Moss, Emily Watson and a personal favorite of mine, Horatio Hornblower himself, Ioan Gruffudd.
When the film kicks off, we’re immediately introduced to an upper-class family that has everything going for them…until tragedy strikes later that day. It’s the fallout from that sad event that propels the film forward and makes it a character study from each of these talented performers.
To learn more about this harrowing tale, we asked Lee to participate in our Call-In Commentary series, where filmmakers provide narration for their movie trailer. In the video below, hear firsthand how pinnacle scenes were shot and how important it was to get a very-pregnant Julia Roberts to smile.
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