Molly Moon hits the Film Festivals

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As you may have heard Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism premiered at the Toronto Kids International Film Festival.

The cinemas were packed and the people who came seemed to really like the film. They came out talking about hypnotism and Molly and the movie. It seemed that they loved it.

Hypnotism - An Ancient Art Explained - Molly Moon's WorldLuckily, before I went to Toronto,  I had managed to find the prop book from the film, the old, red book called Hypnotism, An Ancient Art that Molly finds in the Briersville library. People loved that.

Next time I will take the stuffed pug that the crew used as a pretend Petula when the actor dog, Lola couldn’t be on set.

Petula prop from the movie "Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism"

The movie will be heading to Bentonville International Film Festival BIFF and Seattle International Film Festival SIFF next.

SQUIFF SNIFF WHIFF festivals too. These ones I made up. It seems all film festivals end in IFF (International Film Festival).

Soon it will be all over the world. I cannot wait for you to see it.

By the way, if a kids’ film festival comes your way, go.

Film festivals show brilliant films… and obscure ones from far away places like Mongolia or Tahiti or Timbuctu that you might never see otherwise… These quite often have subtitles but you soon get used to reading what the actors are saying. Though there are lots of films in English too. Often you can see a film way before it comes out in the cinema.

Hope you are having a good day where ever you are.


Georgia Byng

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Dominic Monaghan as Nockman

Screenshot from "Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism"

Mr Nockman removes his anti-hypnotism goggles for a second. Dominic Monaghan plays Nockman. He is BRILLIANT. #dominicmonaghan. #TIFF

Q&A session

Georgia Byng & Chris Rowley will be taking part in a Q&A session following the Molly Moon screenings on Sat 11th and Sun 12th April at TIFF.

Molly Moon’s World Premiere

Hello everybody.

So at last the Molly Moon film is coming out. It is premiering at The Toronto Children’s Film Festival.

I hope you like it.

Just remember. Films are very often different to the books that started them off. So if you are a big Molly Moon fan, please understand that we couldn’t make the film the same as the book. If we had, the film would have been ten hours long.

When MOLLY MOON AND THE INCREDIBLE BOOK OF HYPNOTISM eventually gets to a screen near you, you will see that Raffey Cassidy, the girl who plays Molly, is hypnotically fabulous. The rest of the cast and the pugs who played the part of Petula are brilliant too. There were lots of other great people who worked hard behind the scenes to make the film happen.

Thank you to everyone…

From the set designers to the costume people, from the camera and lights operators to the sound team, from the builders to the truck drivers and last but not least a big thank you to the catering people who made sure everyone had lunch and tea every day.

For people who want to know more about Molly Moon, more about the books and the movie, you can follow Molly Moon’s World on social media and look on this website.

Happy Hypnotising!


Georgia Byng

World Premier of Molly Moon and the Incredible book of Hypnotism

11th,12th,19th April 2015

TIFF Kids International Film Festival

Keep an eye on the Molly Moon Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for photos and news from the movie premier!


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