Sundance: White Bird In A Blizzard with Shailene Woodley, Shiloh Fernandez, Christopher Meloni & Gabourey Sidibe

Based on Laura Kasischke’s novel, White Bird In A Blizzard follows the coming-of-age story of a young girl called Kat whose glamorous mother mysteriously disappears.

Flicks And The City spoke to the cast of the film at its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. Here’s what they said…

Shailene Woodley chats about bringing White Bird In A Blizzard to the big screen, what she enjoyed about working with writer-director Gregg Araki, why she loves the 1980s, her favourite 80s music, what it’s like stepping into the world of Divergent, Insurgent and Allegiant, and how well she knew Veronica Roth’s novels before making the movies:

Shiloh Fernandez tells us about his role in White Bird In A Blizzard, why he wanted to work with writer-director Gregg Araki, working with Shailene Woodley, hanging out with the cast, his new film Return To Sender with Rosamund Pike, making Queen of Carthage with one of his best friends, whether we’ll see more of Shiloh behind the camera, his idea for a project about instant fame and American Idol, and working on a new pilot in New York:

Christopher Meloni talks about what attracted him to White Bird In A Blizzard, how aware he was of the novel before making the movie, what he enjoyed about making Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, and the appeal of graphic novels:

Gabourey Sidibe tells us about working with Shailene Woodley and writer-director Gregg Araki, her Flock Of Seagulls haircut in the movie, her favourite 80s tracks, and her role in the hit US TV show American Horror Story.

White Bird In A Blizzard premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. To find out more about Sundance and the film festival visit

The festival will also be coming to the UK for Sundance London in 2014! For details of the films showing and how to book tickets visit