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UntitldggdgedAlmost a year ago an ambitious independent film project was screened for the first time to an enthusiastic audience. Checking In has gone on to be featured in film festivals across the world and won Best British Film at the London Film Awards 2014. The movie is now available on VOD for the first time and in celebration of its continued success we’re going to be visiting some of the cast and reflecting upon the film in a series of special blogs.

To start the ball rolling I’ve been talking to Nici Preston who played the maid Radka.


Can you tell us a little bit about your character in Checking In?

Radka is kind and thoughtful and very hard working. She is moral and has everybody clocked; she likes observe people.

What aspects of your character did you enjoy portraying most?

I enjoyed learning the accent that was fun, and building up her character and her relationship with Alec which is quite funny!

What sort of preparation did you have to do for this role?

To prepare for the role I kind of saw the humour in her and her easy going nature and I liked her. I also had some voice coaching from someone Russian!

300779_485933988083761_404245604_nWhat was it like working in a real life hotel?

It was fun acting in the hotel and the staff were so fab and generous.

What type of movie do you enjoy watching and why?

I like lots of films (especially quite art house) in many genres including horror!

What was the most challenging aspect of the production for you?

The most challenging part of the production; trying not too eat too much of the yummy food, cheese cobs and samosas…

Click the image below to see the film’s trailer –


Checking in is now currently available on VOD at the following sites –

10868278_10154976281070241_1462151664844279540_nVimeo Link (click image)


VHX Link (click image)

Check back soon for another interview with the cast of Checking In.

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