Aren’t we glad we live in an age where producers understand the value of making-of documentaries? Harry Potter producers David Heyman and David Barron have revealed to MTV News that British filmmaker Morgan Matthews (The Fallen) captured the process of shooting both parts of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, documenting both the challenges of wrapping the franchise and the toll it took on cast and crew (as well as Daniel Radcliffe’s penchant for betting on horses, poorly). A rep for Warner Bros. tells EW no decision has been made on where the documentary, which is not yet finished, will end up.
What are you hoping Matthews’ cameras captured? Judging by how strong a reaction I’ve had to seeing Hogwarts under attack, I’d want to see the cast’s reaction to stepping onto a set that looks like a war film for the first time. And, of course, I’d love to see how many of the cast members who weren’t involved in Harry’s fateful forest walk wanted to be there for the filming of it. In my dreams, it’s like my favorite scene from Christopher Guest’s A Mighty Wind, when the other folk groups head to the wings of the stage to see how Mitch & Mickey handle the kiss in “The Kiss at the End of the Rainbow.” If it was a closed set, I’d want to see who Radcliffe talked to afterward. Your turn.