Leon, Lilly and (baby) Orson love the movies. They love them so much that they reenact scenes from favorite movies and shoot them. Here is the catch though. all set ups (including the most elaborate, complex ones) are made from cardboard and house hold items. They call it Cardboard Box Office.
A great example of the wonders that happen when a family does not take themselves too seriously while oozing with talent.
Photos are embedded through the post, see if you can identify the movies.
We asked the family how they construct their sets and they told as that:
Leon “builds” them in his head through the week and then we spend about 4-5 hours on a Saturday afternoon/evening setting them up and making props. We always choose a movie first and then find a way to work the furniture and items into it. The actual set-up never really goes as smoothly as imagined and new solutions are thought of on the spot – often with someone rifling through a kitchen drawer trying to find a domestic substitute for a lightsaber or the headlights of a Mac truck.
We were also curious about the film selection process:
We choose the movies on the basis that they must contain either: an iconic set, costume, vehicle, or monster. If the film doesn’t have at least 2 out 4 of these elements then it doesn’t make the cut. Therefore rom-coms will be very rare. But Lilly will keep pushing for it…
If you wanna learn more, check out their about section where they explain about the project:
The project began after finding that we had accumulated both a lot of cardboard boxes (due to moving to a new country) and a baby (due to giving birth). With our social lives drastically altered we decided to find a way to make some of those housebound weekends a little more fun.
The costumes, props, and sets in Cardboard Box Office are created entirely out of everyday household items, toys, cardboard, and three individuals slowly losing their sanity.
[Cardboard Box Office | Lilly, Leon, & (baby) Orson]