Studio Carry on Harry, renowned for its exceptional lineup of talk shows and insightful interviews, continues its tradition of showcasing talented personalities from various industries. Today, we proudly present an exclusive feature on the remarkable actress, writer, and producer, Rachel Kylian
Rachel Kylian is a French-American actress, writer and producer. Her latest film credits include notably, Universal’s comedy “Almost Christmas”, the action thriller “Interpreters” directed by Michael Ryan, the romance “The Moment” directed by Panjapong Kongkanoy & Laddawan Rattanadilokchai, the Lifetime movie “The Wrong Man” and Sony Pictures’ “The Climb” directed by Michael A. Covino.
Kylian most recently co-starred in the ABC family drama “Promised Land” directed by Félix Enríquez Alcalá. Other TV credits include the Apple TV+ series “Physical”, CBS drama series “FBI”, STARZ’s drama series “Counterpart”, and CBS reboot of “MacGyver”, among others.
Kylian wrote and produced two films Epiphany, a drama and It’s Time a dark comedy.She will next be seen on the films “Lipstick” directed by Kimberly Conner and “Sunlight” directed by Nina Conti.
Here are excerpts from her replies to studio Carry On Harry
How do you convince yourself with things that you have to shoot for a film but you actually don’t otherwise believe ?
Movies are fiction. It gives us the freedom to make up anything we want. I love the magic behind movie making and the team that makes my vision happens.
Your Scripting Process ? Your approach to casting ?
I have a lot of ideas I try to write them down as soon as they come to me. I review my script with my team (usually the director), and I welcome cast notes as well. I like filmmaking to be a collaborative process, and it starts with the script. As far as casting, I review the tapes received with my director and we decided together who we want for a part.
How much does your life influences your story telling and the characters that you bring to life ?
My life certainly influences my story telling. I love to bring my imagination and thoughts come to life. For the characters, I like to see what the actors do with the script. I have my idea of the character but I love to see their interpretation.
How do you work on yourself to become better in your field learning , observing , reading ?
I love reading, watching movies and TV, and I go to classes (acting class, screenwriting class, studio production classes) to learn new things. I am a huge fan of Masterclass and watch all movie making, acting related classes. On set I always try to observe and learn from the cast and crew and network with colleagues.
Filmmaking is team work. Tell us about your team and what sort of pre planning gets done before you decide to make a film.
Tough things about making films and what keeps you going despite those tough things ?
I worked with a team of about 15 people. I had a great director by my side Tammy-Anne Fourtuin and we met multiple time to discuss the script, location, cast and crew, etc. I had to go scout locations for the film, I needed a studio with very specific sets within the budget. My director and DP came to check it out as well. For us the tough thing was Covid risks, we shot during pandemic and were safe and lucky none got sick everyone showed up.
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How many days it took you to shoot ? What locations it has been shot at ?
2. We shot in a studio in Los Angeles.
Share your thoughts about production process . Any interesting trivia about its making ?
Producing is challenging and fun, it is like making a baby with strangers, it is an exciting journey.
Casting actors was interesting. A lot of actors made me laugh with their choices. I also noticed that women sent their tapes faster than man.
What platforms will the film be released ? Date of release ?
We are currently in the festival circuit and looking for distribution.
Any other project you are working on ? Some details about the film ?
I also have another film in the festival circuit, Epiphany, a drama.
How do you deal with Negative Feedbacks ? How do you stay balanced with Positive Feed back ?
I am open to feedbacks. I am new to producing and welcome feedbacks to do better on my next projects. I believe there is always areas to grow.
How did you hear about CarryOnHarry ? Any message for Studio ? Any Suggestion that we can make it better ?
Josh Mitchell publicist recommened your platform to me .
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