PG | | Biography, Drama, Family
The story of J.M. Barrie's friendship with a family who inspired him to create Peter Pan.
According to Producer Richard N. Gladstein, more than 50 directors passed on the project.
Opening night. I love opening night. How are you? Did you see him?
The first scene of "Finding Neverland", is set in 1903, the opening night of James Barrie's play "Little Mary". The vehicle in which Mr & Mrs Snow arrive is a Rolls-Royce model 40/50 HP, also known as a "Silver Ghost". This is an anachronism. The Rolls-Royce company was formed in 1904, with production of the 40/50 HP started in 1907. Moreover, the car has a "Flying Lady" mascot on the radiator which was not designed by Charles Sykes until 1911. The specific car is identifiable from its registration number - BM 8794. It is chassis number 1979, which was delivered new on 10th May 1912. The car used to drive to the summer cottage is a Mitchell Tourer, made in Racine Wisconsin, USA. Although the Mitchell-Lewis Motor Company was founded in 1903, the model in the film appears to be about 1911, judging by the shape and style of the lettering on the radiator. It's certainly no earlier than 1910.
Paul 'Welcie' Wellstead (as Paul Wellstead) is credited twice for 'supervising rigger': once in the onscreen "Camera" section and once in the onscreen "Construction" section.
$1,113,521 (Europe) (29 October 2004)