Beside Her: A Short Film That Defines The Human Connection - Page 3
Erika Flores (Sofia Rios)
"It’s a story about two people who have a strong connection and in the end, there’s a twist. You don’t expect the ending at all."
gJg: Were you concerned at all about the subject matter?
Erika Flores (EF): No, not at all. I like portraying raw, challenging characters. I loved the idea of being connected and really showing the relationship.
What was it like working with Carrie on her first short film?
EF: It honestly didn’t feel like it was her first film, because the entire process was professional and handled so well.
gJg: What did you like most about the experience of filming Beside Her?
EF: Challenging myself with this role was fun. I also loved the location in Malibu where we shot my scene. That was beautiful.
gJg: If you had to briefly describe the story of Beside Her, what would it be?
EF: It’s a slice of life between two people and the relationship that they share. How their connection is so powerful that they can actually feel each other.
Owen Conway (Jeffrey)
gJg: What attracted you most to the role?
OC: It was a role that I really wanted to play. Jeffrey is a heavy character with a lot of desperation. It’s not something that you get to play very often.
gJg: Tell me a little bit more about Jeffrey.
OC: Jeffrey is a “street” person who definitely has some issues. But the thing that struck me the most about him was the fact that he’s so young. For him, it’s just about survival.
gJg: What was the experience of filming Beside Her like?
OC: The entire shoot was fantastic. I remember seeing the final product for the first time at a screening a few months ago and being really moved by it. The whole thing came together beautifully.