The Most Interesting Behind-the-Scenes Facts From The Set Of Modern Family

A Different Start

Modern Family is shot as a mockumentary with its hand-held camera shots and onscreen family interviews, but few fans know that the show was originally conceived to be an actual documentary. The potential documentary was the brainchild of a Dutch filmmaker named Geert Floorjte who lived with the real-life American Pritchetts as a teenage exchange student.