Director Carlton Cuse Talks 4 Million Gallons of Water, a Coast Guard Helicopter in Toronto, and the Crumbling Helipad

Carlton Cuse sat down to discuss his new Apple TV+ limited series, Five Days At Memorial in an exclusive interview with Showbiz Cheat Sheet. John Ridley and Cuse created the series based on the book by Sheri Fink. In this interview, he delved into the special effects of recreating Hurricane Katrina. How did the production get a US Coast Guard helicopter on set? How did they recreate a helipad 85 feet over a six-story parking garage?

The series focused on the heart-wrenching events at one specific hospital in New Orleans when the levees broke, and 80% of the city ended up underwater. It stars Vera Farmiga, Robert Pine, Cherry Jones, Julie Ann Emery, Cornelius Smith, Adepero Oduye, Molly Hager, Michael Gaston, and W. Earl Brown.

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