# Pride GT! Once again talented Guatemalan Monica Walter Palmery It surprises us with the good news that it was working First assistant director in the new Amanda Seyfried movie, communicate A dose of air.
Without a doubt, we are very happy that more Guatemalans like Monica are emerging abroad. What a chillero!
Guatemala was part of the directing team for the new movie A Mouthful Of Air
Guatemala.com She had the opportunity to interview again with Monica, who told us more details about this new milestone in her career, and which she was successful in New York, USA, where she was part of successful productions, including Season 3. New AmsterdamWhere he held the position Covid Director.
This is why he stands out again, thanks to his recent participation as the first assistant director in the latest feature film from directora Amy KoppelmanWhere the main heroine is Oscar-nominated actress Amanda Seyfried.
As Monica told us, the selection process was through a product that she worked with on a series Netflix At the end of this project, he was contracted for production A dose of air, Obtained by Sony Pictures.
So he suggested that Guatemala be part of the team, so when the first round passed, around May, she interviewed the director and main producer of the film, but then she didn’t know until July that Amy wrote Copelman (the director), expressing their desire to work with Monica as assistant director.
Then, in August, all pre-production started, then filming was in September through the first week of October 2019.
How was the experience of the Guatemalan woman?
Monica said that this film is based on the director’s biography and that the film was very difficult, because the topic of postpartum depression was touched on.
This is why part of his work also consists in creating an environment of respect and familiarity on the set of scenes, where both the actors and the director feel safe in the strongest scenes. The Guatemalan woman expressed the following:
«When I read the script, it stunned me … I wanted to make the film from the moment I read it … I think it is a very important topic to talk about and I think the director had a lot of courage to tell her story … ”
What was the biggest challenge Monica faced?
The Guatemalan woman indicated that she feels very proud of the teamwork, as well as seeing the completion of this project in which she was involved.
However, he sees what was achieved with the movie as an incredible thing, because every filming process was facing its difficulties, and among them the biggest challenge was that they had children of different ages on stage, and because of the labor laws, it was difficult because only newborns. They are the ones who can afford to spend. 15 minutes cumulative per group.
That is why Monica was always aware that both the children and their parents were fine and that she had planned the best possible movie. Despite the responsibility that Monica bears, she liked to work with children.
How did it feel to work with Amanda Seyfried?
The Guatemalan said:It was unbelievable, Amanda is very professional, she knows, knows and fully understands what cinema is, what a group is, the language of cinema, the camera, the light, and she understands it completely … ”
He added that it was very easy to work with the actress, everyone’s names were known or she brought them something to eat, as the producers did, and this is thanks to the team: «She is a very good person, she always has a good attitude in the group, she is always happy, speaks and has that human quality that speaks to the crew and feels like she is part of the crew.».
What is the first assistant director for a movie?
Guatemala indicated that the job of the assistant director is to be responsible for making sure that the entire film is shot on time and within budget, it is on the creative side with the filmmakers and DP to achieve what they want, at the same time – in charge of the filming plan and budget set in place. The Producers.
In addition, he was in contact with all the heads of the various departments to ensure that the entire vision was under development and to fulfill the requirements requested by the manager.
What are the next plans for Guatemalan women?
At the moment it is already over New Amsterdam And he has a serial project on the doorstep, which he will be sharing news about very soon. Additionally, he is working on developing his own documentary.
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