Describe Warning Labels in 1 word.
Where did you film Warning Labels?
We filmed in LA.
How did you adapt to being behind the camera vs. in front?
I loved it. I felt totally at home. Can't wait to do it again
How was the experience working with friends like Rose Mciver?
They are such incredible talents and professionals. It's the perfect way to work!
How much pre-production went into Warning Labels? Storyboards, etc?
I treated it like a feature so storyboards, shot lists, [production] meetings, all of it.
How much symbolism is in Warning Labels?
There are several metaphors at work for sure.
What has this experience taught you as an actress?
I consider the editing process more when blocking as an actor.
What message can people take from this film?
This film encourages people to reach for an honest human connection.
Is it more challenging to act or to direct?
They are both wonderful and challenging in totally [different] ways.
What directors inspire you the most?
Too many to list.. Scorsese, Wes Anderson, Kubrick, Coen brothers.
What was your favorite aspect of directing Warning Labels?
Having control over the end result and total creative vision.
What was the biggest challenge of directing Warning Labels?
Probably scheduling. Scheduling crew, actors, locations. It all has to fit into a puzzle.
What was the biggest reward of directing Warning Labels?
I made what I imagined.
Would you like to direct more in the future?
What advice do you have for women who want to direct?
Same advice no matter what gender. Just do it. Find a way. Make a film on your phone if need be.
Would you direct Once Upon A Time if given the chance?
Which Once Upon A Time episode stands out for you?
The episode when [Jamie Dornan] died and the Back to the Future double episode at the end of season 3.
What is your favorite Emma Swan quote & why?
What was your favorite scene to film in Warning Labels?
That’s like asking me to [choose] a favorite child. I love them all.
What does Emma Swan mean to you?
She symbolizes the ugly duckling myth and beauty of overcoming adversity.
What can you say about this season's final episodes of Once Upon A Time?
It is epic as usual!
Who is your favorite Queen of Darkness?
I have a soft spot for [Kristin Bauer van Straten] as Maleficent!
Is the author’s identity a game changer?
Hmmmmm you’ll have to watch and see
How do you feel knowing your work impacts people you've never met?
It’s hard to wrap my brain around. But I am honored to be a part of people’s lives.
What is your choice for Emma’s happy ending?
I trust Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz with that implicitly.
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Screening Dates for Warning Labels - Tribeca Film Festival
4/18 9:30pm 4/20 8:45pm
We are awaiting confirmation of online or VOD screening opportunities and we will update you when we have more news. Stay tuned!