Dr. Steeve Coupeau Goes One-on-One with Liv Prior Colliander, Director of Dryland, May 3, 2016

Dr. Steeve Coupeau Goes One-on-One with Anna Simone Scott, Director of Finding Momma, May 5, 2016

NYIHA MEDIA’s own Dr. Steeve Coupeau sits down with Liv Prior Colliander to discuss her film's screening at New York City Independent Film Festival 2016.

SC: How did you start making film?

L.P.C: DRYLAND is the MFA thesis film I directed to graduate from the American Film Institute’s Conservatory in December 2015. 

SC: What inspires you to do this project?

L.P.C.: DRYLAND is my most personal film to date. A few years back, my mother suddenly became depressed and attempted suicide. I have two other suicides in my family. This provided a big source of inspiration to me and my American co-writer Anne Metcalf. I would like my future work to continue to marry the personal, the emotional side with my more humorous view on life.

NYIHA MEDIA’s own Dr. Steeve Coupeau sits down with Anna Simone Scott to discuss her film's screening at New York City International Film Festival in NY 2016.

SC: How did you start making film?

A.S.S: Finding Momma is the second film I directed and the fifth film I've written. My directorial debut film, The Aerial Girl, screened at 36 Film Festivals worldwide, aired twice on PBS and won five awards.

SC: What inspires you to do this project?

A.S.S: I started out in the business as a theatre trained actor.  I really wanted to make a film about entrapment and enabling. Mona, played by Lisa London, is desperate to change her life, yet she is under the seductive spell of Sugar, played by Ronnie Marmo. In essence, they are addicted to each other.