Video Interview: Cracks Director Jordan Scott

When your father is Ridley Scott, directing has to be in your blood, right? Well, Scott certainly passed on some of that passion because not only is his son, Jake, busy making his own features, most recently Welcome to the Rileys, but now his daughter, Jordan, is trying to make her mark on the industry too with her very first feature Cracks.

The film focuses on a group of girls at the top of the social ladder at an all-girls boarding school. Under the guidance of their beloved Miss G (Eva Green), Di (Juno Temple), Poppy (Imogen Poots) and the rest of the clique train hard to improve their diving skills, learn what they can about Miss G’s philosophies of life and do what’s necessary to maintain their rank amongst their peers. When a new student arrives, Fiamma (Maria Valverde), their perfect existence is entirely distorted, Fiamma not only consuming Miss G’s attention, but her affection, too.

Moving from the world of shorts to tackling a feature is no simple task and Scott certainly didn’t make it any easier on herself opting for a story that was not only a period piece, but something that’s multilayered with every layer expressing a different tone. However, Scott had a vision and knew what she wanted and that help propel her through this much more time consuming filmmaking experience. Just this morning Scott sat down to tell us all about the entire process from turning the original novel into a screenplay to working with her stars and more. See it all for yourself in the video interview below.

Staff Writer for CinemaBlend.