A Conversation with Piter Marek
Q: How would you describe this film?
A: The plot revolves around terrorism across the scope of several countries. I play a CIA desk agent who gets hand-picked by Maren Jackson, who's played by Julianna Margulies, to join her on this special forces initiative, fighting international terrorism. He finds himself in these extraordinary situations in which he's forced to become something that he doesn't feel ready or adequately trained to do.
Q: Where would you say the drama comes from in this story?
A: The drama in this project comes from the realism of the storyline. We're in the same situation that the world is in right now. It's the drama of humanity, the drama of cultures, the drama of tolerance. There's a great scene in which my character is interrogated by the CIA - the institution that he works for. It turns out that it directly reflects the actual experiences that ethnic CIA employees have to go through today. So it's a very interesting parallel between reality and the story in this film.
Q: How does this movie depict the face of terrorism?
A: This movie approaches it in a very interesting way. It shows terrorism with the stereotypical terrorists but then there are also American terrorists, which is interesting.
Q: What is it like working with Julianna Margulies and Jemma Redgrave?
A: Jemma and I work together a lot, and she's absolutely marvelous to work with. We have a great energy, a very nice chemistry working. Julianna's also great. I've followed Julianna's career, and it's an absolute thrill and honor for me to get to work with her. We're having a fun time.
Q: What do you hope audiences will take away after watching this movie?
A: Every culture, every ethnicity, every country, every person, every family has an example that they can be judged on. And it's important to understand that the actions of one do not follow through to the greater whole. I hope that people will walk away from this with a better understanding of the world that we're in right now and not to judge blindly.