“We got a call to attend the audition and although Beau had never done any acting before he was really excited to give it a go. I made sure he knew there were going to be lots of other kids auditioning too so he wouldn’t get his hopes up too high. The day before we practiced some facial expressions and recorded them on my iPhone, which he really enjoyed doing. He was very nervous during the audition and a little bit shy in the spotlight but he followed the interviewer’s instructions beautifully and tried his best. We weren’t very sure if he’d get the part due to the amount of kids applying so we were very surprised when we got the call to say he got it. Beau was extremely proud of himself and it was a huge boost in his confidence, he told every one that would listen that he was going to be in a Toyota ad. The shoot was on top of Mount Tambourine in a beautiful chapel in a vineyard. We got there at the crack of dawn as they wanted the morning light for the scene. Every one there was really friendly and professional, we were amazed at the quality of the set, it was obvious a lot of thought and work had gone into it. Beau was very nervous but felt much better as soon as he saw the buffet breakfast spread. Shortly after breakfast they got him into the hair and makeup truck and fussed over him until he looked the part, all of the actors and film crew introduced themselves during the process and made Beau feel very comfortable. When it was time to shoot the scene the director was very good at explaining to Beau what they wanted him to do and I must admit, I was impressed with how well he went. However, it was a long process for Beau and he did start to lose focus and become fidgety, I think that’s to be expected with kids though! At the end of it all they thanked Beau for his hard work then we sat in the director’s tent for a while to watch the other scenes be filmed. It was a very long and exhausting morning for him (he fell asleep straight after) but a very memorable and proud day for him. Of course now he is hoping to be picked to do it again.”

BEAU - TOYOTA