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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.

In this continuing series of interviews we have our resident runaway bride Reynah Rita Oppal.

427567_10151013728172409_1268902023_nCan you tell us a little bit about your character in Checking In?

Kalpna is led by her heart and has to remain true to it- this can be mistaken for her being immature and slightly rebellious.

What aspects of your character did you enjoy portraying most?

I loved playing the parts where she came across as rebellious, running from the wedding and then hiding in the hotel!

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

I thought back to times in my own life when I needed to undo a mistake I had made and felt desperate, I remembered that feeling and responded in a way that Kalpna would and not me. Reynah

What was it like working in a real life hotel?

It was fun being in a hotel and made it real for us!

What type of movie do you enjoy watching and why?

I’m an indie film lover. They tend to push a lot more boundaries and challenge me as a film lover. And I also find the acting is better too and with a lot of unknown names it makes the story more believable. The stranger the film the better!

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

For me it was the wedding reception scene. That scene is a personal nightmare of mine so I had to keep focus that Kalpna wanted this so she must enjoy herself! It helped having supporting cast and crew in those moments!

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

checkingindeskChecking 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.