While Beckett Dollard’s friends munched on goldfish crackers, swung off the monkey bars during recess and practice simple sight words in the classroom, the boy from East Greenbush enjoyed a daily stretch on a movie set, courtesy of Craft Services, and stepped into the role of producer shouted “Action”. His schoolwork was done with an on-set teacher alongside another student.
Dollard plays Jake in Netflix’s The Noel Diary, which released on the streaming platform on Thanksgiving Day. In the film, writer Jacob Turner meets a woman who is searching for her birth mother. Will an old diary unlock their past — and their hearts, the teaser asks?