Draw from life experiences says filmmaker

New York– The parochial school environment of “Cracks” is what attracted novice helmer Jordan Scott to the project.

“For your first, you have to go from life experience,” said Scott at the March 16 Cinema Society screening at the Tribeca Grand Hotel.

Of course, being the daughter of Ridley and niece of Tony, Scott’s life also has involved a lot of film sets. Scott said her father’s example was more practical than artistic. “Just pacing yourself, remaining calm no matter what,” she said.

The pic stars Eva Green as Miss G, the manipulative diving instructor at an all-girls school in 1930s England. Green, whose credits include big-budget productions like “The Golden Compass” and “Casino Royale,” said the scaled-down process on “Cracks” was the same as those other pics. “Maybe the hotel is a bit less expensive,” she said.

The celebration continued at the SoHo Grand Hotel, where James Badge Dale and Christopher McDonald joined the guest list.

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