"I deeply enjoyed working with Benh. He’s a really great guy with an open heart."
- Devin France
as Peter Pan
“Out of nowhere Yash dropped into character and improvised a scene with a poise and intensity it takes people years to learn. My heart just started pounding out of my chest.”
- Benh Zeitlin
Gage Naquin & Gavin Naquin
as Douglas & as James
“What these kids did day-to-day was incredible. We were shooting really emotional, tough scenes in a pretty dramatic environment. But they had an energy and perseverance that was inspiring. They just kept going for it.”
- Josh Penn
as Sweet Heavy
“My experience with Benh and the other kids was an adventure. We traveled to different places like New Mexico, Antigua and Montserrat. It would be something I would like to do again.”
“The making of Wendy was an amazing experience for me. My favorite part of Antigua, Montserrat and Mexico are the amazing views. I like everything about Benh. He is very funny, creative and takes a lot of time with all of us. I had fun working with all the kids, especially Ahmad - we have become good friends and do a lot of vacationing together.”
- Krzysztof Meyn
as Cudjoe Head
"My experience working on the film was extraordinary. I got to be Cudjoe Head, live in a world without parents, and do whatever I wanted. Traveling to Antigua, and Mexico was a great experience. I got to fly an airplane that seated 6 to 8 people. The beaches were beautiful, and the Caribbean people were nice. Working with Benh was an experience I will never forget. He made acting fun, exciting, and rewarding. It was nice working with the other kids and playing with the other kids."
- Romyri Ross
"With each failure, disappointment, and compromise we’re taught to accept the limitations of who we are, what we’re capable of and what can happen in the world. Our film was created in utter defiance toward that notion."
- Benh Zeitlin
The classic story of Peter Pan is wildly reimagined in this ragtag epic from Benh Zeitlin, director of BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD. Lost on a mysterious island where aging and time have come unglued, Wendy must fight to save her family, her freedom, and the joyous spirit of youth from the deadly peril of growing up.