SKSM: May you introduce yourself to our readers?
Christijana Mora: Hi! My name is Christijana Mora, I led the Wardrobe dept, Snow, and am one of the Production Coordinators on the film ‘Into The Night’.
SKSM: How did you become involved in ‘Into the Night‘ Dollar Baby film?
Christijana Mora: I became involved in ‘Into The Night’ when I met Walter through my husband, Marc Mora (one of the producers). Learning that they needed help on the film and seeing this as an exciting experience, I couldn’t say no!
SKSM: In this production, you worked as a Production Coordinator and Wardrobe – What was that like? Is this something you want to venture further into the industry?
Christijana Mora: Working with multiple Production Coordinators was a relief in this film. As a coordinator, your skills for multi-tasking are always challenged. But with help, the load of the work was made more fun than stressful.
Now on wardrobe, we had to come up with some creative ways to tell the genre without losing the essence of the horror and I think we were able to grasp that.
Since working on this film, it definitely has me wanting to venture even more into period pieces and to fine tune my creative eye for more ideas on set design and wardrobe in the future.
SKSM: Can you tell us more about your work in the film?
Christijana Mora: I also took on the role as “Snowmaster” during the filming of ‘Into the Night’. With my experience with fake and the real thing, I was able to recreate the look and effects of this harsh element. Working with hot and cold temperatures is always a risk, but our cast and crew were troopers and pulled through.
A big thanks to SNOW BUSINESS HOLLYWOOD for all their help.
SKSM: What was it like to work with Walter Perez on this film?
Christijana Mora: Working with Walt was really easy.
In easy, I mean lots and lots of meetings, driving to loads of locations, and late hours with a splash of Starbucks coffee. Haha
But it was all worth it, he really pulled through to making this script become the real deal. Walter was always there, whenever I needed a second opinion and great for the catch up talks. I think we all walked away with something learned. Also, I couldn’t thank him enough for giving me the opportunity, so I’ll be always grateful for that. 🙂 Looking forward to the next one Walt!
SKSM: Was there any funny things that happened while filming (Bloopers, etc)?
Christijana Mora: For funny things while shooting? Well, there’s always the occasional background sounds we pick up, when we were on locations that were out of our control.
But I think the funniest was the one day when the whole cast and crew all went to Big Bear for final shots, everyone hauled into carpools. After the 2 ½ hr drive, we arrive to find there was not enough snow to work with. Our jaws dropped,we couldn’t believe how much had melted away, it was reported to snow heavily the days before. So we drove back to L.A and that was the end of the day. Hahaha #LA sun is Fierce
SKSM: Are you a fan of Stephen King’s work?
Christijana Mora: So I actually missed out on reading his books when I was little, the Goosebumps books from R.L. Stine were more my level of spooky back then.
More or less Stephen King was something that I realized I watched on tv and didn’t know it was until later. He definitely has that real Adult scare factor down. My husbands more of a super fan, so I’ve actually gotten to grow more into King’s art lately (and loving it!).
It would be pretty cool to see a mashup of Stine and King… that would be super freaky fun!
SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Is there something you’d like to tell our readers?
Christijana Mora: Of course, it was my pleasure. Thanks for the interview! 🙂
I’ll leave off with, for all those in film, who love film for the sake of film and if your a fan of King; you’re willing to see everything. Even with this being a short, give into your S.K. fandom and watch this. It’s a really good piece that continues from a classic tale we all know from Stephen King stories.