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Director / CrewI’m Eric Heisserer, writer/exec producer of ARRIVAL, Ask Me Anything

Nov 3rd 2016 by HIGHzurrer • 41 Questions • 1095 Points

My name is Igor Vovkovinskiy. I am a proud Ukrainian, who lives in the US, for medical reasons. I was named the Tallest Living man in 2010 by the Guinness Book of World Records on the Dr. Oz show. And it so happens that after Leonid Stadnyk died in 2014, I became the Tallest Ukrainian. I did an AMA about 2-3 years ago, however, tons of people on Reddit are asking me the same questions, so I would like to do it again.

I know many people don't know how to Google :) so I'll tell you, my height is 7ft 8.33in and you want to know my weight? Well, my friends, it's none of your business! :) Haha

Proof: http://i.imgur.com/e1bONa3.jpg

I will be posting some photos during the AMA, when I choose to do so, however, please do not request photos.

Let's do this.

Thank you all for the questions. I must go. If you wish, you can follow me on Twitter, @Igor2tall I am sorry if I didn't answer your question, or didn't answer it the way you wanted it answered. A couple quick facts. I love to watch MMA, huge UFC fan. I love my homeland, Ukraine, Слава Україні! I love fishing and reading. PC Games, I love Fallout 3 & 4, wish I could get Battlefield 1, but it's way too expensive, and I don't have an income, so that's out of the question. Have a great Sunday!

UPDATE BELOW!!

UPDATE 1 - 10/30/2016 - 11:30PM Central Time LADIES & GENTLEMEN!! I am still fairly new to Reddit, so I am not sure how to keep updating you. I think, perhaps, updating the OP is best? Your response has been overwhelming. Thank you soooo much for all the kind words, suggestions, offers of help. I can't keep track of anything. I will try to answer as many questions as I can. http://i.imgur.com/cdmKp1M.jpg

Q:

I loved the short story (and will be going to Arrival opening night) so much but it is just that, a short story. Was it hard adapting such a short story into a feature length film? What did do to avoid just putting new narratives in for the sake of filler?

A:

Hi Lee!

I just wanna say I’m a huge fan and love all of your stuff, but I gotta say my favorite is The Fall. It’s one of my favorite movies of all time, it’s just so beautiful visually and in its storytelling.

What was your favorite part about working on a film like that? What was the most challenging?


Q:

How would you plan on handling the homeless issue downtown and down state Street? Also crimes regarding drug users in those areas?

A:

How often do you hit your head on chandeliers?


Q:

Excellent question. I was lucky enough to have Ted as a resource while I wrote it on spec, and the biggest hurdle was to infuse the movie with conflict and dramatic escalation -- aspects not needed in the story because it was built as a literary piece. So we had to make sure the new "organ" of the geo-political panic wasn't rejected by the "host" of the core story.

Thankfully (and also regrettably) current events continued to prove to us that something like this would freak everyone out. And if the public weren't given any clear answers about the alien visitors, they'd invent their own worst-case ones.

A:

That was an incredible experience. The whole thing. We traveled to awesome places. Camped in mountains.... just incredible


Q:

Perhaps one of the biggest things I think we can do to improve this situation by passing Medicaid expansion - a medical condition shouldn't mean financial ruin.

I would also work with state, county, and local governments to address on the ground issues related to crime.

Finally, I want to make sure that those with addiction and mental health problems have access to the resources they need to get clean and re-enter society.

A:

ohhh jeez...when I go to visit someone, pretty much every time I will hit my head on one of the light fixtures


Q:

Can you talk about how the optioning of Ted Chiang's short story came about?

A:

Why do you always look so confused in your selfies?


Q:

Follow-up question:

If individual counties cannot raise the money to offset the cost of free transportation on red air days, will the state step in to offset the cost? will UTA fares be expected to rise? or are those counties just out of luck?

A:

Do you ever go to the mall of America?

There is book store there where I think I may come across your path a number of years ago. Short story, as I was looking down thumbing through a book I saw this ginormous foot step next to mine. So I look up to see a mountain of a man. I can only guess this was you, because this gentleman was huge. Pulling books off the the top display shelves with ease, which would have taken anyone else a ladder.

Quite impressive anyway. Have a good weekend.


Q:

I carried his book around for years, hoping to find producers read "Story of Your Life" and fall for it like I did. Dan Cohen and Dan Levine at 21 Laps finally did, and together we got the rights to the story.

A:

Im generally confused.


Q:

With the mast majority of Utahns affected by red air days, and with UTA serving multiple counties, I do feel that the state can play a role in helping to ensure that the air remains as clean as possible. I would support assisting UTA as necessary.

A:

haha, yeah probably me, I would always go to the Barnes & Noble at the MoA.


Q:

In recent times sci-fi and films involving outer-space in particular are becoming increasingly popular in Hollywood (Interstellar, Gravity, The Martian, Passengers, Life). Why do you think that is? And what separates Arrival from the rest?

A:

Hi, my name is Monica (@alsowillgraham on twitter). Do you think Cameron is going to leave Tom for Joe or is she going to stay with Tom??? Big fan of your work!!!

PS My birthday is tomorrow. What kind of cake should I get?


Q:

Hi Mike, Utahn here. You say our economy isn't working for all people, yet we have one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country and are consistently ranked as one of the best places to run a business (as you know). We have a highly educated population (many of whom are bi-lingual) low taxes and affordable housing. Given that we are one of the top economies in the US, why would you want government to interfere in our booming economy? Do you believe that will have a net positive effect on all Utahns? Thanks EDIT: what specific policies would you put in place?

A:

Whats the best thing and the worst thing about being that height?


Q:

I think once it was made clear that a prestige director could make a studio some money with a realistic science fiction film, other films had a chance to get made in that space. But each one is a giant risk. I wouldn't say they're popular so much as big talent around town is saying, "I want to make this my next film" and some buyer is willing to take the chance on them.

I don't know if it's my place to say what distinguishes Arrival from any of those others. I'd be proud to be included in that pantheon.

A:

hi monica. i follow you on twitter. i like when you dress like Cameron. XXXO


Q:

We have over 250,000 adult Utahns who have minimum wage jobs. Many of those Utahns are educated and have to work 2-3 jobs with no benefits to feed their families. So although Utah has a lot of jobs, its is about the quality of those jobs. I would like to create high quality careers, with benefits. I know how to attract great businesses to Utah because I built one. You can read more about my jobs and economy policy here: http://www.mikeforutah.com/otherissues/

A:

The worst thing is all the medical issues. The best thing? I don't know.... maybe that kids look up to me. I have gone to schools around the area to talk to kids about being tall, being different, about my homeland.


Q:

Thanks for the answer! One last question... how did you pronounce Matthijs' name? My name is Matthias and I've always been curious to how similar they sounded.

A:

What are your thoughts on a manned mission to Mars and it's possible colonization? And, would you ever consider playing an astronaut in a movie?


Q:

What are your thoughts on retail stores selling and distributing alcohol ie wine, vodka, rum. Everybody I know that drinks think it is rediculous to have to go to a liquor store for such simple drinks when a walmart, 7-11, or other retailer should be able to sell them.

What are your thoughts on legalizing gambling?

Thanks for running for governor.

Edit: Idaho gets significant revenue from utah during for their scratch tickets, especially during the mega millions.

A:

Are the medical issues mostly associated with your joints?


Q:

Muh-TY-us is how I heard it pronounced.

A:

I wanna go to mars. Seriously. If i could get a spot on that ship, I'm gone.


Q:

With regard to liquor sales, I would like to examine the practicality of many of the laws of the the DABC as well as the possibility of free market liquor sales.

Regarding gambling, while it has been a source of revenue for other states, I don't believe that a majority of Utahns would support the idea.


Q:

I saw Arrival at TIFF and it blew me away. My question is, after spending a decade or more getting a film made, how do you feel when you watch the finished product? Are you at all able to sit back and experience the film as any audience member would?

A:

Hi Lee! Since you're working on a podcast now, what podcasts do you enjoy listening to?


Q:
  1. Many of your proposed policies would require dramatic increases in spending. What approach would your administration take to raising the funds for these programs?

  2. There have been many who have criticized many regulations that the Utah DABC has in placed and many say that it decreases Utah's appeal to high-end tourism. What is your stance on the DABC? What changes, if any would you make?

  3. What measures would your administration take to make sure that corruption of public officials like what we've seen with Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow don't happen again?

  4. The LDS church is a powerful force in Utah politics and stands against at least your stance on legalizing medical marijuana as well as other issues. How would you bridge the gap and propose situations that would be supported by all parties?

  5. What measures would you take to improve Utah's air quality?

  6. What measures would your administration to take to manage Utah's continued growth? With limited space and limited water; will public transit, high density housing, and walkable cities by a priority for your administration?

A:

What are the health concerns associated with being so tall? Do doctors estimate that your life expectancy is likely shorter than that of a man of average height?


Q:

The best way I can describe seeing the final film is: Relief. Just a deep sense of relief down to my bones.

A:

Longform.


Q:

1) My biggest proposal is to increase education funding, I propose doing that that through a moderate tax increase of .0875% for all Utahns with an additional 1% for those earning $250K+. The rest can be achieved through reallocation of funds and ending wasteful government spending. This would still be lower than the pre-flat tax rate of 1996.

2) As governor, I would first like to see the DABC actually have those who consume alcohol sit on the board. I also want to make sure that the DABC better pays its on-the-ground employees, and make sure that supply better meets demand - in short I would like it to better mirror the free market.

3) We need to have real ethics reform on the hill in the form of campaign contribution limits, real ethics laws that have teeth, and greater transparency in our government records.

4) I believe in putting people before politics, and that is why I stand with the 60+% of Utahns who support the policy. I would work with the Church as a stakeholder but make it clear that this is a policy that all Utahns support, LDS and non-LDS alike.

5) It is time to get serious about air pollution, this means allowing the DEQ to actually be able to enact laws that go beyond EPA minimums so that Utah can fix the problems with Utah solutions. I also want to make sure that DEQ actually has the resources necessary to enforce these laws. I also support stronger pollution controls on industry and transportation.

6) We must have smart growth, not just more growth. I want to make sure that we are focusing on making communities more mass transit, bicycle, and walker friendly. The old model of "building more roads" is both expensive and short sited.

A:

many health concerns, blood doesn't flow to the outer extremities very well, meaning my legs, so I have excrutiating pain in my legs and feet, as I have had 25+ surgeries on my left foot & leg. Nothing really helps me with my pain. I am on about level 7-8 out of 10 all the time


Q:

You hiring, mate?

A:

Hello Lee, how old is Carl?


Q:

Huh, a politician with well thought out plans and policies? I haven't seen that in a while.

Have you considered running for President?

A:

Jesus, you poor guy. How do you even function with that much pain all the time? It must be so stressful to constantly be in agony. I'm so sorry :(


Q:

Maybe next year, actually!

A:

HE'S AN OLD DOG NOW... BUT WILL AND ALWAYS BE THE BEST DOG.


Q:

Thank you! We would appreciate your support on November 8th!

A:

I don't function, that's the problem. Also, my doctors will not give me enough meds, but I do not want to be on these frikin pills, they kill so many people. But in Minnesota I have no other choices.


Q:

Is The Sandman truly a go? (Please say yes!)

A:

Hi Lee! In the last HACF episode where Joe says “I’m in love with her,” while he was obviously referring to Cameron, was this also referring to his love for the future? (He was staring at the computer screen as if entranced)


Q:

Do u have time to sit back and just look at the view

Also

What is your favourite meal

A:

Have you tried medical marijuana?


Q:

I hope so! But likely not with me, as I'm recommending they don't use a feature writer but instead a TV writer. (I think Bryan Fuller has figured out a thing or two about adapting Neil to TV.)

A:

Its about cameron. and its a hard thing to say... but at this point, Joe is all in.


Q:

Pretty busy right now and our poor air quality negatively impacts the view. During campaign season, it is a necessity that pizza is always available.

A:

no sir, it's not exactly easy to obtain legally in MN. I really want to try the CBD capsules, but I can't get anyone to let me try it.


Q:

What is your go to lunch when you are on set?

A:

What's the best Halloween costume you've ever worn? Do you ever force costumes on your dogs?


Q:

The War on Drugs is destroying lives in Utah. While many talk about its failure, few talk about actually working to end it.

What is your plan regarding the War on Drugs in Utah, a state with a massive opiate epidemic?

A:

Tallest man typical meal and portion?


Q:

Grilled chicken, rice, a green vegetable. Water.

Then I go into the CANDY ZONE in the afternoon.

A:

My mom made my costumes for me as a kid.... and i was constantly changing them as she sewed. One year i was a red devil rat.


Q:

The opiate epidemic is real and we need to do something about it as soon as possible. I support medical cannabis and just released a PSA regarding the issue that you can check out here: http://www.mikeforutah.com/news-and-media/video-opioid-abuse-and-medical-cannabis-in-utah/ and have a comprehensive policy proposal available here: http://www.mikeforutah.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Medical-Cannabis-and-Opioid-Addiction-Policy.pdf

A:

Well. for breakfast, usually a bowl of cereal or 3 eggo waffles with some jelly, and 2 cups of coffee.

For lunch, a sandwich or two. for example: european or Ukrainian bread, little butter, 2-3 pieces of ham or beef or salami and a piece of cheese (Havarti or Provolone or whatever we have, I'm not picky). Or if I have some Borcht or other soup, I'll eat a bowl of that. Or we'll make some fried potatoes with a pork chop or a steak. For dinner, I may make some rice & chicken in the oven or potatoes & chicken in the oven. I don't have any money to eat fancy. I haven't even ever tried fresh lobster or crab. When my fridge is empty I will eat a couple ramen soups.


Q:

Hi Eric, I'm a big fan. Bird Box is one of my favorite scripts ever.

One thing that I loved about "Story Of Your Life" was how you visually diagramed certain symbols into the actual screenplay. Do you think that we're moving towards a more interactive format of screenwriting?

Audio-clips for example, short video comparables, drawings etc. as inserts into the traditional movie "blueprint". So the script becomes less of an outline and more of a living document.

A:

What's your favourite holiday and time of year?


Q:

What is your opinion on HRC and how she's running her campaign?

A:

european or Ukrainian bread

What's this?


Q:

Excellent question. I'd love to see that, really. I think if a writer has that extent of an authorial voice while creating the document, it can only help the film downstream. The stronger and more specific the original document is, the clearer it is to the creatives later in the process.

A:

I like the summer. Fave holiday. April Fools


Q:

Right now I'm focused on my personal campaign, and to be quite honest, local campaigns have much larger impacts on Utahns than presidential campaigns.

A:

Uhhhhhh....well if you go to a grocery store bakery, they have bread. And some of it is called European bread. And there are Ukrainian & Eastern European grocery stores in big cities all over the US, they sell hot & freshly baked Ukrainian bread, the kind we ate at home. It's MUCH heavier than the typical American wonderbread type crap, has more substance to it, healthier.


Q:

Is Ted Chiang the new Philip K. Dick?

A:

Hi Lee! Being the avid environmentalist that I am, my first question is who or what inspired you to become involved with conservation/CI?


Q:

As Governor, do you plan on having a racially diverse cabinet?

A:

Do you know what caused your great height? Was it a tumour on the pituitary gland, like many other extremely tall individuals?


Q:

I'd say he's more the new Asimov.

A:

There are a core of Scientists at the center of CI whose work i really respect


Q:

Yes, having a racially diverse cabinet is very important to me. I know from my 30 year business career, that having diversity of opinions leads to more robust discussions and better outcomes. I am always seeking input from diverse communities, my campaign even has a diversity team that is working hard every day to reach out to ALL communities.

A:

yes, a tumor.


Q:

HEISSERER! Scully here. Bless. <3 I'm always a sucker for how much autobiography goes into a script, whether it's theme, certain characters, or elements of the story (or even all of the above), so I'm curious-- How much of you is in the script, and how did it end up manifesting?

A:

Do you like horror movies?


Q:

Private incarceration hasn't been a thing in Utah since 2010.

A:

Do you want/need a short sidekick? Where shall I send my resumé?


Q:

I found a lot of Louise's qualities reminded me of my wife, in terms of character traits and mental acuity. I wrote a good portion of the early drafts while Christine was out of town producing episodes of the show she was on. Occasionally I could visit her, but during the weeks we were apart, writing this script was a way for me to be closer to her. She actually never knew that, I don't think.

A:

i saw a couple this weekend that i liked The Green Room. It follows.


Q:

Yes, and I would also focus on ending the school-to-prison pipeline.

A:

Yes, I need someone to help me fight crime. Send your resume to my twitter @Igor2tall


Q:

Now the movie is entering theatres around the globe, is there anything you look at in the film and wish you did/was done differently?

I'm very excited to see this movie! Just over a week to wait 😀😬

A:

Do you have any special care with your voice, especially in winter, to avoid hoarseness etc ...?


Q:

Thank you sir, If I may, Will that include reformation for non violent crimes?

A:

We can have a battle royale to determine your sidekick.

I'm in.


Q:

I worked so hard on the dialogue in Mandarin for Denis. Spent weeks crafting the lines that he finally approved! And then that scoundrel goes and doesn't use subtitles in that scene.

I guess there's something to be said there about the nature of language. And I love Denis. But he's also a mischievous fox.

A:

100% CRACK DIET. ESPECIALLY IN THE WINTER.


Q:

Yes. We've seen some reforms already, and I'd like to keep the ball rolling.

A:

YES!!!!!!!!!! Can someone make a wrestling ring to fit 1,500 people? You all can battle, it will be the sweetest Battle Royale ever!


Q:

Hey Eric, from what I know the movie deals a lot with the international response to the Alien arrival. How did you determine how each country would respond and were you worried about putting a spacific governments in negative lights?

A:

Do you see yourself as a politician one day?


Q:

Hey Mike! My band played for one of your earlier rallies this year. Non political question, and it's mostly a waste of time, but do you like banjos?

A:

Hey, there was a documentary shown on tv here a few weeks ago about gigantism which you were featured in. I remember you said in it that you were a bit of a film buff, what's your favourite movie at the moment? what was the documentary process like?


Q:

The movie goes into OUR view of what the international governments are doing, so it's not an accurate POV. It's filtered through our own military and intelligence framework, which comes with an agenda. So if any foreign power is seemingly vilified (and we tempered that where we could) it's more how the US misread their intentions than a reflection on their own internal decisions.

Beyond that, I'd say every country has its own heroes and villains. I don't know if much of it is visible on a first viewing, but in the script we had a lot of dynamism among the people at the other sites.

A:

NO. Never. No thank you


Q:

Yes. See Michael Murphy's "Carolina in the Pines"

A:

Hello. I like so many movies... it's so hard to pick one, or 10. Okay, these aren't necessarily the newest films, but I like them very much.

Mad Max Fury Road Dredd LoTR Series The Hobbit Series Apocalypto Eagle Eye Star Trek Beyond Captain America movies


Q:

Here's another question that I'm always interested in when talking to filmmakers... What were you favorite movies growing up? Did they span genres? Most of your writing credits have been on horror/thriller and sci-fi films.

A:

Hi Lee. Happy Halloween to you!

I just want to say I loved you in Miss Pettigrew lives for a day. Your accent was so spot on. I also loved pushing daisies. You're fantastic in everything you do.

What's your favourite Stephen King book? Also a friend of mine, who's a massive fan of yours, would like to know what kind of music do you like?


Q:

When's the best time to visit Ukraine?

A:

I'm not monogamous to any one genre. In fact I've written nearly 60 feature screenplays at this point in my career, and less than ten of them have been horror. (A lot have been science fiction, admittedly.) It's just a matter of what a studio is willing to risk. And more often than not, they will make something they already own -- a franchise, or a branded book, etc.

I wanted to do something other than horror so badly, I had to direct a drama to break out.


Q:

The STAND

A:

Well...I would say summer. Kyiv is best seen on foot. Hundreds of gorgeous churches, old architecture, museums, parks.


Q:

I recently read that you've committed yourself to writing one spec script per year. Considering how that's worked out for you (and for people like Max Landis), do you think the spec script market is starting to return to its Shane-Black-in-the-90s level, or do you think you're an anomaly?

Also, are you mentally preparing yourself to go from "niche horror writer" to "award-nominated prestige writer"? How's that going?

A:

Hi Lee! My question is, would you ever consider doing one of these audio dramas again?


Q:

Can you touch your toes?

A:

Well, I can say I write a spec a year, I don't know if I'll ever SELL a spec a year. I'm not sure we'll ever get back to the 90s days when a courier walked into the Carolco offices with a three million dollar check and asked, "Whose script is this for again?"

The "niche horror writer" is just what the public has seen. They haven't seen the fantasy scripts I wrote, or the action adventures, the dramatic TV pilots, the Danish film adaptations, or any of the other 50 projects that never got made. So I guess I will shake my head at "prestige writer" the same way I do with the other labels. You gotta write what you love, ya know?


Q:

absolutely

A:

yes


Q:

In-n-Out or Five Guys?

A:

Hey Lee ! Can you tell us more about the good cause you are running the marathon for on Sunday ?


Q:

How tall were you in high school?

A:

A question for the ages. If I had to choose only one, In-n-Out. But I can't be burger-monogamous.


Q:

Happy Halloween! Im running with some friends from Conservation International and Maasai Wilderness Trust.

A:

I was reaching 7ft 2in in 12th grade


Q:

Hi Eric.

I saw the film the other day. Really enjoyed it. What inspired the alien language? What was it like creating something like that from scratch?

Bonus; if you had the chance to ask a real alien anything, what would you ask them?

A:

Oh my god. How did the 9th graders (or 10th graders some high schools are like that) react when they first saw you?


Q:

Thanks. Grateful that you enjoyed it. I did a lot of rough design work early on with the language, to the point I actually inserted logograms into the script (which had to be done in PDF as the screenwriting software didn't accept graphical inserts). I knew that I wanted to communicate non-linear orthography with a circular design, but then some artists with even deeper linguistics background took that prototype and transformed it into a real language with 100 different symbols. So that was cool.

My one question, as of right now: "Are we gonna be okay?"

A:

well...in my city the papers published about me so many times since I came to the US for treatment, that pretty much everyone knew me, but some kids were real assholes.


Q:

Can you finally clear up what producers do?

A:

If I was your size and someone was an asshole to me, I'd squash them. But you seem like a really nice guy and I respect you for that.


Q:

I do not! Other than: They fight an invisible war to protect things you never knew were endangered.

A:

I hit a guy once, after about 3 years of taking shit from him. He folded into a locker. They had to replace the locker door and maybe his liver. HAHA. no, I didn't hit him as hard as I could. But he did fall back into the lockers and bent the door.


Q:

Do you get sick of people asking if you play basketball?

A:

yes! The most annoying this is that 99% of people think that they are the first person to think of that question.


Q:

So... do you?

A:

I used to, in grade school and middle school.


Q:

and how is the weather up there?

A:

Excellent. Sometimes foggy, but great right now.


Q:

Have you ever been asked by to get an item on the high shelves while in a store?

A:

yes, quite often. Usually by older people. They are always very nice about it. I'm happy to help.


Q:

Do you have a record of your progression of growth? Has it been constant or have there been phases where you shot up a lot?

A:

not really. Never kept a written record. But I'll tell you this Thecpoepoe, at 7 years old, I was 6ft tall


Q:

Fucking hell. Were you bullied as a kid? Kids are mean little shits and will poke fun at anything different, and you're sure as shit different. But at the same time I can't imagine anyone, even kids, being dumb enough to make fun of someone so much bigger than them.

A:

I hated high school. Never had a single friend. Every football player made sure my life was shit


Q:

How big is your bed? Also (sorry if your uncomfortable with this) how does the sex work?

A:

my bed is about 9ft by 6ft. Well... I read a book about sex, I can send you an amazon link if you want. :)


Q:

What does a 7ft 8 inch man do for a career and how has your height helped/hindered your work life?

A:

I haven't been able to have a normal work life, I haven't worked in a traditional setting since 2005, mostly because I had to have so many surgeries, but also because I have excrutiating pain in my legs and feet.


Q:

You worked at Sam's Club in Rochester, MN didn't you? I remember meeting you when I was about 11 or 12 years old and shaking your hand!

A:

Yes!! :)


Q:

Have you ever met the shortest man in America? If so, what was it like?

A:

nope, never met the shortest person, however in college I had a little person in one of my classes, she was about 3ft 8in. It felt strange, but I never dwell on things like that, because I'm sure she is sick of people starring at her, just like I am sick of it.


Q:

Growing up in Austin, Minnesota I remember seeing TV reports about you. I was happy that you immigrated to this country so you could receive medical treatment.

Since I have to ask a question, what is your favorite NFL team?

A:

Hello!! Well... if I say anything else, my house will be egged, so Minnesota Vikings!! No, but really, I like the Vikes.


Q:

What vehicle do you drive/ride in?

A:

a full size van


Q:

Why do you have 5 inch soles under your shoes?

A:

not my choice, it's what I had to have at the time to heal my feet


Q:

How tall are your parents?

A:

my mother is about 5ft 6in, and my dad is about 6ft


Q:

What is the one thing you wish you would be able to experience that you can't because of your height? And also as a fellow Ukrainian living in western country does people ever comment when you make бутерброд? If you do so of course :)

A:

I want to be able to just get into a car and drive. Right now, I desperately need to replace my vehicle. But Ford will not answer my tweets nor my calls. None of the dealers in MN, WI, or IL have the Ford Transit passenger van in the size I am looking for. I can't fit into any other type of vehicles.

Я себе сделал бутерброд час назад, украинский хлеб и кровянка. Так вкусно! Здесь люди не понимают кровянку.


Q:

Have you done or have you ever been asked to do any kind of film or television work? With all the new Star Wars movies coming, I'd bet they'll need a really tall guy to play....something.

A:

I had a 8 second part in the movie Hall Pass http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2912972/ and here is the trailer, it should start at my part https://youtu.be/UIMYNVkZBSo?t=2m12s


Q:

Are you subscribed to /r/tall?

A:

yes!


Q:

How old were you when you actually stopped growing?

A:

around 18-19


Q:

do you have a picture of u standing up?


Q:

Are you married? If you are, how tall is your wife? Do you care about the height of the women you date? How tall was the tallest women you've dated and how short was the shortest?

Also, how have you modified your living spaces to be more comfortable? I know my parents have their kitchen counters raised and it's really nice.

A:

I am not married. Most women I've dated have been above 6ft, some taller than 6ft 6in.

We built our home with some things modified, our doors are tall, I have a large shower, and our ceilings are tall. I have a specially made bed, about 9ft long and 6ft wide


Q:

What's your favorite kind of music?

A:

70's 80's 90's Rock. Tom Petty, Clapton, Eagles, John Mellencamp, Doors, Nirvana, stuff like that


Q:

in what ways does your height effect you, i.e. do you need to eat more?

A:

my diet is about 1800-2100 calories per day