“Patience and clear direction works best with younger actors. Adult actors have past work to draw on for the performance and characterisation of their part. Younger actors have life experience to draw on, so direction for these actors is based on some part of their past. Once they can sense and feel that emotion, the performance will follow.”
The photo above of 1st A.D. Kevin Parks and his dog Kuma, during the filming of Bad Boys which Kevin directed. Kuma has so far appeared on screen once. Kevin’s previous dog Chilko appeared in three SPN episodes.
Supernatural 9x07 Bad Boys. Timmy’s ghost mom, when her burns and decay fell away, looked just like young Mary Winchester. Ave Maria was playing when the ghost killed Ruth in the bath tub. And then this bit of dialogue:
SAM: Hey, how did you know Timmy asking his mom to leave was gonna work?
DEAN: I didn’t. Total hail Mary. Got lucky.
Also, when Sam asked Timmy about his mother, he didn’t say Tell us about the crash, which would be natural considering that a car crash was what he’d seen in Timmy’s drawings. He said Tell us about the fire.
The fire where Mary Winchester died started out the whole Then section in the beginning of the episode.
This is not news, many people have written meta about this. It’s just so rewarding to rewatch episodes and feel all those little light bulbs go on inside your head… Bad Boys was a beautiful episode that told a LOT of story.
It was an incredible experience to get to talk through the whole episode almost scene by scene with Kevin, and I learned so much.
The degree of both coordination and artistic collaboration that goes into making an episode is just incredible.
My favorite part is the description of the climactic Sam, Dean and hellhound fight, which involves stunts, SFX, VFX, amazing lighting, and directing that ends the scene on that wonderful Sam-Dean moment.