Had the best team that got me through the harsh shooting conditions for 'The Field': Mia Maelzer
Actress Maelzer interacted with media before she left to attend the 'TIFF 2018' for the screening of 'The Field' in the short film selection.
The short film is a collaboration of French, British and Indian Filmmakers which was shot in Haryana. When asked about her shooting experience she shared, Mia said "The film's content was thoroughly researched and written by the director (Sandhya Suri). As an actress, I went through the prep like a method actor, in real location almost under 49 degrees last summer.
The conditions were extreme but because I had the best team around me in every department so I was flowing through it all like a pro. The villagers didn’t even realize for a long time that I am an actress".
Mia also said that her de-glam look helped her develop her character for the film. "In India people expect a lot of high makeup and Bollywood version of glamorous girls. I was just the opposite of it all. That actually helped me in my study and developed this character along with my director to make it as real as we could. NSD (National School of Drama) training, like school projects, did help me to work with great details too."
'The Field' is the story of Lalla, a poor agricultural laborer that leads a double life in the village's last remaining cornfield. This French Film by Lionfish Films Production is Directed by Sandhya Suri.