13 Sep - The 'Now is Good' premiere

September 13th, 2012.

I'd never photographed Dakota Fanning before, and kind of handily, she was more or less ALL I photographed at the premiere of "Now Is Good". Sadly, it wasn't all that well organised. For one thing, having a lane of active traffic running through a premiere because you didn't think to close down the street is UNCOOL

(unless it's a Fast and Furious premiere, in which case : kudos).

Anyway, "Now is Good". Here's how it went down:

The movie's title sounds grammatically dubious. But it's got a premiere, so I'm here.

The movie's title sounds grammatically dubious. But it's got a premiere, so I'm here.

"I hear Bieber is in town!" "Really? Where are you right now?" "Next to you" Security busily doing something. Research, perhaps.

"I hear Bieber is in town!"
"Really? Where are you right now?"
"Next to you"
Security busily doing something. Research, perhaps.

No, dude. That's not creepy at all. Just stay on your side of the road and I'll stay on mine.

No, dude. That's not creepy at all. Just stay on your side of the road and I'll stay on mine.

You can try to look as aloof as you want, ladies. But you know you brought copies of Breaking Dawn for Dakota to sign...

You can try to look as aloof as you want, ladies. But you know you brought copies of Breaking Dawn for Dakota to sign...

"No, I'm not frikkin' Bieber" . He's Edgar Canham. He's in the film, but you have to expand the cast listing in imdb to find him.

"No, I'm not frikkin' Bieber" . He's Edgar Canham. He's in the film, but you have to expand the cast listing in imdb to find him.

Well, this poster looks sufficiently like every other teen romance of the last decade that there's no chance it'll get mistaken for a sci-fi action thriller....

Well, this poster looks sufficiently like every other teen romance of the last decade that there's no chance it'll get mistaken for a sci-fi action thriller....

Olivia Williams was in 'The Sixth Sense' and also the underrated Kevin Costner film 'The Postman', which was released on heels of 'Waterworld', so that didn't help. (Where was I? Oh, that's right. London, England.)

Olivia Williams was in 'The Sixth Sense' and also the underrated Kevin Costner film 'The Postman', which was released on heels of 'Waterworld', so that didn't help. (Where was I? Oh, that's right. London, England.)

I do occasionally aim for portraiture work. There's a certain colour preset I use...

I do occasionally aim for portraiture work. There's a certain colour preset I use...

My purely speculative photo of unknown people turned out to be handy because the lady on the left is Jenna Downham. I later found out she wrote the book the movie was based on

My purely speculative photo of unknown people turned out to be handy because the lady on the left is Jenna Downham. I later found out she wrote the book the movie was based on

Jeremy Irvine was the non-equine lead in Steven Spielberg's "War Horse" (unless you're a fan of Tom Hiddleston in which case Irvine was presumably a distraction), which I was at the premiere of. Irvine is in this film, and his hair is fantastic.

Jeremy Irvine was the non-equine lead in Steven Spielberg's "War Horse" (unless you're a fan of Tom Hiddleston in which case Irvine was presumably a distraction), which I was at the premiere of. Irvine is in this film, and his hair is fantastic.

Dakota Fanning. Born February 1994. Just so you know.

Dakota Fanning. Born February 1994. Just so you know.

According to imdb, Dakota Fanning is known for the movies : Man on Fire, War of the Worlds, Coraline and I Am Sam. (Wow... take that, fans of Twilight!).

According to imdb, Dakota Fanning is known for the movies : Man on Fire, War of the Worlds, Coraline and I Am Sam. (Wow... take that, fans of Twilight!).

Dear JJ Abrams - for your consideration, best Lens Flare Ever?

Dear JJ Abrams - for your consideration, best Lens Flare Ever?

"Right... who's the guy who said I was annoying in "War of the Worlds"?" Not me.

"Right... who's the guy who said I was annoying in "War of the Worlds"?" Not me.

"Leopard Print. I know, right?"

"Leopard Print. I know, right?"

Interestingly, Facebook doesn't prompt me for or want to know who the lady in the dress is. Methinks Mark Zuckerberg's wife is messing with the code..

Interestingly, Facebook doesn't prompt me for or want to know who the lady in the dress is. Methinks Mark Zuckerberg's wife is messing with the code..

I don't know why/how, but I"m both sad and thankful I didn't capture the facial expression that accompanied it.

I don't know why/how, but I"m both sad and thankful I didn't capture the facial expression that accompanied it.

"I'm bringing back 'Walk Like An Egyptian' " "It's already left again"

"I'm bringing back 'Walk Like An Egyptian' "
"It's already left again"

Quite remarkably, they let Dakota Fanning cross a road to get to fans!

Quite remarkably, they let Dakota Fanning cross a road to get to fans!

"I do not endorse this product or service, *Signed*...."

"I do not endorse this product or service, *Signed*...."

"Please don't run over the potentially Academy-Award nominated Actress..."

"Please don't run over the potentially Academy-Award nominated Actress..."

"No, I wasn't Great in Super8. That was my sister Ellie. And she was great". I knew that.

"No, I wasn't Great in Super8. That was my sister Ellie. And she was great". I knew that.

They've all gone inside, including people I never noted coming in. What can I do, though? Access denied. I need a press pass. Or a clip-board and hard-hat. Or a cat. (because carrying a cat would be so improbable that it would probably work!)

They've all gone inside, including people I never noted coming in. What can I do, though? Access denied. I need a press pass. Or a clip-board and hard-hat. Or a cat. (because carrying a cat would be so improbable that it would probably work!)

In the distance, possibly the director and possibly actress Kaya Scodelario, who I photographed many years ago at the weird premiere of "Tormented" which unaccountably remains the most viewed movie premiere I've ever EVER posted.

In the distance, possibly the director and possibly actress Kaya Scodelario, who I photographed many years ago at the weird premiere of "Tormented" which unaccountably remains the most viewed movie premiere I've ever EVER posted.

Just in case it makes a difference (2 years later, as I'm posting this in 2014), here's Kaya Scodelario.

Just in case it makes a difference (2 years later, as I'm posting this in 2014), here's Kaya Scodelario.

SO... another one for The Archive of Movie Premieres.

Until next time (and why, yes, London Film Festival IS getting closer...)

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