Boyhood is a 2014 American drama film written, co-produced and directed by Richard Linklater and starring Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater and Ethan Hawke. The film was shot intermittently over a twelve-year period, as Coltrane grew from childhood to adulthood; filming began in the summer of 2002 and was completed in October 2013.
Richard Linklater is an indie film super hero. His films such as Dazed and Confused and Slacker defined an entire generation of audiences and filmmakers. His upcoming film Boyhood, is pretty ambitious by any stretch of imagination- a film shot over 12 years condensed into a 166 minute film. Here he talks about how it all happened.