Dr. Steeve Coupeau Goes One-on-One with  Karina Kiseleva, May 21, 2016

NYIHA MEDIA’s own Dr. Steeve Coupeau sits down with Liv Prior Colliander 5/3/16

S.C.: What is the biggest obstacle you face to complete this project?  

K.K.: Because I kept switching roles during production, I didn't realize that I was leaving things out. So, in post, I found that too many holes in the story so Marcel Beck and I improvised. The narration and last shot in Katyusha was actually added at the last minute during post production. 

SC: If you had a message which you hope that viewers would remember about this film what would it be?

K.K.: No one chooses to fit into victim’s shoes. We place people in that box. But, when you're in that circumstance, it’s always a little more complicated than that. A major takeaway: everyone is a fighter. C'est la vie! 

 


 S.C.: Can you talk about selection of your cast and crew and/or interviewees?

L.P.C: I was pleased to work on DRYLAND with my producer Brian Mancini, originally from Toronto Canada, now based in LA after graduating from AFI. Everyone on our team showed understanding and dedication to our project. On the acting side, we found Charlie Kanter through Wallace Gallagher Casting. From the first casting session she stood out as the lead character.

S.C.: What is the biggest obstacle you face to complete this project?  

L.P.C:  The biggest challenge was securing the budget. With the support of people who believe in us as artists, we finally got everything we needed.

S.C.: If you had a message which you hope that viewers would remember about this film what would it be?   

L.P.C: After watching our film, we hope viewers discuss this matter with loved ones or even the person in the seat next to them. Suicide and depression are still taboos and difficult to talk about. But so many of us are affected by it. I hope that our film helps prevent future suicide. At the very least, when those affected by suicide watch the movie I hope that they feel they are not alone.

 
 

 
 

A major testimonial!