Real Name Tag from WW1 Used as Prop

An interesting fact from the film is that we used an authentic name tag from a German soldier that fought in World War 1.

In Reverie authentic prop

The WW1 Name Tag

This came about from the director, Aleksandra Gordon, while she was doing research for the film. Here it is in her words:

“One day I was doing research online while writing the script. I was looking up what the name tags looked like as in the script we have Stanislaw research for his follow comrade’s name using his name tag. While I searched, I came across name tags being sold online, real WW1 name tags and one of them was a German soldiers, just as I needed. At the time I still hadn’t found a name for the soldier in my script, however once I saw this name tag I knew it had to be used in the film and the character’s name will be the name of the soldier who the name tag once truly belonged to, Friedrick Goedeke. So thats how I found the name for our soldier that Stanislaw desperately tries to save.”


The music to ‘In Reverie’

One of the most amazing moments in the making of ‘In Reverie’ was when we attached the original score to the film. Seeing it for the first time with the music tied the whole film together, bringing Stanislaw’s journey straight to the hearts of the viewers.

Music has such a powerful effect on people, and our score proved just that.

Here is a quote from the director, Aleksandra Gordon about her experience:


Meet the Writer & Director

Aleksandra Gordon

Writer & Director of ‘In Reverie’

Aleksandra Gordon

Aleksandra Gordon was born and raised in Surrey, England by her Polish mother. She was always drawn to the arts from a very young age, starting from the age of 4 when she couldn’t stop listening to a collection of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s music. From this she became very determined, and so, continuously pestered her mother to take her to see ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ and ‘Cats’. This didn’t happen as quickly as she anticipated but it didn’t stop her from watching what she could on TV, choosing to watch ballets and operas, like ‘La Traviata’ over cartoons. From her love of the theatre, her interest in film evolved, as she discovered that the movies moved her in the same way.


The Beginning of ‘In Reverie’

I wanted to start with telling you how ‘In Reverie’ came about.

It all started when my aunt and I were looking through old family photographs. We stumbled across this picture a young man in uniform and I asked who is this?

Stanislaw Gordon