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KingWolf Interviews Dagmara Brodziak on Her Latest project "The Day I Found a Girl in the Trash"

KingWolf interviews Dagmara Brodziak, a multi-talented Actress, Writer, and Producer, to discuss the production of her latest Sci-fi Drama movie titled "The Day I Found a Girl in the Trash".

KingWolf interviews Dagmara Brodziak, a multi-talented Actress, Writer, and Producer, to discuss the production of her latest Sci-fi Drama movie titled "The Day I Found a Girl in the Trash"

What drew you to play the role of Blue?

  • I have always dreamt of playing a role which would require me to change myself physically in quite a district way. I was fascinated by how I feel about myself based on physicality and looks. So as I say… Be careful what you wish for. I invented Blue also because my mission as an actress and artist are Little Moments that build our personal feeling of happiness and fulfillment. Blue is for me the personalization of appreciation, childlike naivety and purity - the values that are very important and close to me as a person.

How did you prepare for your character in the film?

  • This role was very specific and I had to take different then usual measures to prepare myself for it. It took me several months of working with BUTOH dance coach Wojtek Matejko who helped me to go into animal physicality of the character who btw doesn’t speak at all during the whole movie so I had to make sure that I’m able to express everything Blue experiences through my body. Also I worked with an acting coach Dyba Lach who helped me immerse myself into meditative states which increased my attention to the senses and [present moment - my mindfulness. Blue is like a carte blanche, newborn child who experiences the world anew - without any preconceptions, expectations or opinions, in order to become her I had to do the same with my mind. Reset it completely. And of course…The ultimate moment of crossing the gate to the personalization of Blue was shaving my hair. From then on I became Blue fully.

What was the most challenging aspect of portraying your character?

  • As I mentioned above - probably the fact that Blue doesn’t speak was quite challenging and totally different then usual…also I’m not gonna lie - the shaving head part was very challenging for me especially on a personal level. While I felt that it served the character totally, the process it put me through after the shooting was very difficult for me. Only then I realized how affected I am by the vision of external beauty attributes that we are surrounded by in media, school and life. I felt unfeminine, unattractive, couldn’t connect to my sexuality - only because of a lace of hair… Now from a time perspective I am so grateful for this experience. It made me look for my femininity, beauty and worthiness much deeper and once I found it inside of me regardless of the lack, length, color of my hair and my looks I felt what real empowerment as woman can be.

How was it working with director Michal Krzywicki and your fellow actors to bring the story to life?

  • I love working with Miki - he is my soulmate not only on screen but also in our daily life for which I am so so grateful. This is the greatest gift for me to be able to share this artistic path with him. I felt connected to him more than ever before and what is the most important in my opinion in director-actor relationship - I felt totally safe with him. I hope that we can work together again and again and again.

KingWolf interviews Dagmara Brodziak, a multi-talented Actress, Writer, and Producer, to discuss the production of her latest Sci-fi Drama movie titled "The Day I Found a Girl in the Trash"

What was your favorite scene to film and why?

  • My favourite scene in the movie is finding Blue in the trash by Szymon. It is not only because of the beautiful image of it and magical music but also because it is the first beam of hope that we stumble upon in the movie which at its beginning shows us rather dark vision of future.

  • The second scene is the scene on the beach when we are running in the sunshine with the chicken like there’s no tomorrow, enjoying every single moment. That scene for me is the essence of the whole message I wanted to give to the world. Cherish each moment like there’s no tomorrow. Also it was so much magic while filming it when in the middle of winter suddenly the sun started to shine throughout the clouds and we spontaneously started to improvise and roll and dance with the camera - that moment of mutual creation was one of the best moments of my life.

Can you share any interesting behind-the-scenes moments of anecdotes?

  • For sure it would be us recording the final scene which happens to take place in the ocean. At the time of shooting we had quite a severe winter here in Poland so me and Miki were forced to record 6 full takes in an ice cold water on a snowy beach! It was a true challenge! And what helped us a lot with preparing our ice cold stamina was Wim Hof breathwork and the whole course. What is interesting - even though we were literally freezing and exhausted after all the shooting days - on one of us got even a slight cold! Cold really is healthy!

What message do you hope audiences take away from "The Day I Found a Girl in a Trash".?

  • As mentioned before, for me the main message of our movie is to acknowledge little things in life and appreciate it regardless of the outside world. No matter what world you live in what matters is what world lives inside of you. And that our freedom comes from our choice on what we focus our attention on and what we focus on: beauty and love or fear.

What do you think sets "The Day I Found a Girl in a Trash" apart from other films in the same genre?

  • Maybe I would say its intimate atmosphere? We had a very limited budget - that is true, but even if we had more money we would still want to create sci-fi themes that are placed in society and in human’s mind, not necessarily in special effects and futuristic set design. Of course there has been a couple of films like this which inspired us a lot like “Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind” or “Lobster” but I feel that in the sci-fi world this is the minority.

How did you balance portraying a character's emotions with the technical aspects of filming?

  • To be honest I had a huge comfort of not having to think about the technical aspects of filming. I was surrounded by the best crew ever who created a magical, safe space for my acting for which I am very grateful.

KingWolf interviews Dagmara Brodziak, a multi-talented Actress, Writer, and Producer, to discuss the production of her latest Sci-fi Drama movie titled "The Day I Found a Girl in the Trash"

What advice would you give to aspiring actors looking to make it in the industry?

  • I would say - be in love with who you are. Who you are and what you are is more than enough. Nowadays we have to almost train to be OURSELVES rather then any technique in the world. And do your own things, record scenes, make shorts, tell stories through every channel possible. And always what is yours will come in the best timing possible. Trust the process and ENJOY IT SO MUCH!

What is next for you, any new projects in development?

  • Currently I am developing a very personal project entitled “Why God doesn’t play with time” which will be shot in Bangkok, Thailand (my soul’s home). It is quite a poetic sci-fi drama about lost love and again (told you- my mission!) noticing & appreciating the tiniest moments in life

How can your fans get updates about you and your projects? Your website or social media links?

  • I invite everyone who wants to follow my personal and acting work combined with my daily life to my instagram @dagibro.

  • For all the updates regarding the movie @dziewczyna_w_smieciach and for all the updates connected with our filmmaking team with Miki and creations and all the special features of our artistic life and process please follow @devisioners_warsaw

KingWolf interviews Dagmara Brodziak, a multi-talented Actress, Writer, and Producer, to discuss the production of her latest Sci-fi Drama movie titled "The Day I Found a Girl in the Trash"


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