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'Boyhood': Behind The Scenes Of Richard Linklater's History-Making Feature Following A Boy From 5 To 18

07/07/2014 15:24 BST | Updated 07/07/2014 15:59 BST

In 2002, director Richard Linklater cast a six-year-old boy, Ellar Coltrane, in his film.

During the next 12 years, the pair of them made cinematic history, with Ellar playing the lead character Mason, whose life and adventures were charted on screen, in real time - from holiday camp, through his parents' problems, to the challenges of impending adulthood.

The result in the remarkable 'Boyhood' - also starring Patricia Arquette and Linklater's oft-collaborator Ethan Hawke.

WATCH above: We go behind the scenes of 'Boyhood' with the cast and crew, to learn about the unique challenges of making a film in real time for more than a decade...

Images from 'Boyhood'

'Boyhood' is in UK cinemas from Friday. Watch the trailer below...

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