For the sort-of-newcomer Ellar Coltrane, Boyhood has been more than just a movie. He begun shooting the picture at the age of just 5,  working every year on Richard Linklater’s stunning production all the way until his 18th birthday. Which, as you can imagine, gave us quite a lot to talk about.

Coltrane discusses when and why he signed on to this project, if he ever had any doubts across the 12 years, and how strange life is now without Boyhood being a part of it. He also talks about his own career, and what the future may hold for him.

Boyhood is released on July 11th, and you can read our review here.