She is the woman behind Harvey’s Dream Dollar Baby Film.
SKSM: May you introduce yourself to our readers? Who are you and what do you do?
Christina Desiere: Hi! My name is Christina and I live in sunny California! I pay my bills by working with children but my passion is acting.
SKSM: How would you decide that shoot movies was your mission?
Christina Desiere: I have been involved with acting for years and I wanted to try directing. I wanted to get experience so I could eventually shoot my own projects.
SKSM: Harvey’s dream is an incomplete Dollar Baby film. What kind of technical problems ran into to complete the short?
Christina Desiere: I think we aimed for higher quality film and didn’t have the budget for it. When I thought I had a final product I showed it to the cast and crew and someone noticed an error in the credits. When we went to fix the error something went wrong with the sound and we were completely out of funding and resources at that point.
SKSM: How come you picked Harvey’s dream to develop into a movie? What is it in the story that you like so much?
Christina Desiere: The main reason I picked it was because I thought it would be the easiest story to adapt as a first time film maker. Also, I love the slow build up which ends with quite a punch to the reader/audience.
SKSM: Did you know that this story has already been filmed as Dollar Baby? Have you seen any of these adaptations? If so, what do you think about it?
Christina Desiere: I did know there were quite a few other versions out there but I have not seen any of them.
SKSM: Are you a Stephen King fan? If so, which are your favorite works and adaptations?
Christina Desiere: I’m a huge Stephen King fan! My favorite books are It, Carrie, and Gerald’s Game. My favorite adaptation so far is Carrie with Sissy Spacek. She was amazing in that film!
SKSM: How did you find out that King sold the movie rights to some of his stories for just $1?
Christina Desiere: A friend had told me about it. After I looked into it I was inspired to try it.
SKSM: What are you working nowadays?
Christina Desiere: I took a break from acting and directing in order to pursue my Master’s Degree. Now that I have graduated I’m slowly trying to get back into acting.
SKSM: What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
Christina Desiere: People who don’t know me might be surprised that I’m a Harley Quinn cosplayer.
SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Is there anything you want to say to our readers?
Christina Desiere: Thank you for taking the time to hear my story!
SKSM: Would you like to add something else to this interview?
Christina Desiere: Thank you for including me in the interview!