The diver-cameramen kept a close eye on Julian and Cy's feet as they entered the ocean. Their wardrobe had duplicates...except for the shoes.
The cliff scene in Journey Off the Map was enhanced in editing, but still required actors and crew to face their fear of heights.
The valley location where much of the filming for Journey Off the Map was done should be familiar to TV and movie fans. Can you guess which dramas were filmed here?
A. Jurassic Park.
B. Soul Surfer.
D. Fantasy Island.
E. All the above.
In Journey Off the Map, Dad gets a lift from moths of unusual size. The crew made it happen with the help of a front-end loader, an uncomfortable harness, and a very gracious and athletic actor (Jeremy Spear).
The tree-house in Journey Off the Map is real and provided a wonderful shooting location. Carrying equipment and set pieces across the swinging bridge and standing on the see-through plexiglass floor...once again required cast and crew to face down a fear of heights.
One of the locations in Journey Off the Map, is actually part of a system of bunkers built after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, in anticipation of additional attacks, which never occurred. Watch carefully, because the location is not obvious in the film.
Journey Off the Map includes a fast get-away scene. Taiana (Julian) actually learned to drive the six-wheeled vehicle, though the location was too close to a small cliff for anyone's comfort.
Journey Off the Map includes the most stunts in VBS history. Taiana (Julian) and CJ (Cyrus) trained with experts before repelling down the side of the waterfall.