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The Mortuary Collection: Clancy Brown Breaks Down Film, Talks Dexter
When Ryan Spindell compiled RLJE Films' The Mortuary Collection, his inspiration grew from the likes of the authors like Stephen King, Richard Matheson, and Ray Bradbury Coincidentally, he also grew in Maine, the bulk of where King's stories take place I spoke with the director about what fascinated him to short stories, which ones he[...]
Shoplifters of the World: Director Stephen Kijak on Film's Inspiration
Obviously, it makes a limited compelling film if they spent the whole film dwelling on it because they have their lives ahead of them, and they're each trying to figure out their next step in addition to coping with the loss of their favorite band. Image courtesy of RLJE Films. Cleo (Helena Howard) loathes her supermarket job[...]
Shoplifters of the World: Director Stephen Kijak on Film's Inspiration
RLJE Films' Shoplifters of the World takes it in another direction asking the viewer, "Where were you" when English rock band Smiths broke up? The story centers on four friends in Denver who cope with the news in 1987 when it broke and how one fan's (Ellar Coltraine) passion goes even further by hijacking a[...]
The Mortuary Collection: Clancy Brown Breaks Down Film, Talks Dexter
While one expects supernatural phenomena to happen in his parts, it's rather the stories he shares with one prospective applicant in Sam (Caitlin Custer) that get the ball rolling. Image courtesy of Shudder/RLJE Films How The Mortuary Collection Fits With Its Contemporaries As an anthology, the stories don't tie up anything to the greater plot other than the[...]
The Mortuary Collection: Clancy Brown Breaks Down Film, Talks Dexter
I spoke with Brown about the intrigue behind the stories, working with writer and director Ryan Spindell and his chemistry with Custer. Image courtesy of RLJE Films/Shudder "The quality writing was terrific, and I got sent the script in and a link to the babysitter murders," Brown said "When I read the script, it didn't have the[...]
Archenemy: Director Adam Egypt Mortimer Talks Film’s Comic Influence
Image courtesy of RLJE Films Mortimer detailed the nuance and evolution the genre's been through generations "Superheroes and comics can be all these different kinds of genres, and they can be all these different kinds of aesthetics and feel like all these different kinds of stories," he said "I think about when I first conceived Archenemy[...]
2067: Director Seth Larney Talks Long Road Making His Vision Happen
Image courtesy of RLJE Films Getting his start in visual effects, Larney bounced around working different aspects behind the camera from editing, producing, and various other crew positions until his big break came with the 2017 film Tombiruo "It was an incredible experience shooting Tombiruo, and the reason being is it's a studio movie," he said[...]
L-R: Kodi Smit-McPhee arrives for 'Dolemite Is My Name' Los Angeles Premiere on September 28, 2019 in Westwood, CA. Editorial credit: DFree / Shutterstock.com | 2067 Poster. Courtesy of RLJE Films
Courtesy of RLJE Films When it comes to working on 2067, Smit-McPhee felt more organic and more soulful experience as an indie film than his time in the X-Men franchise for 20th Century Fox "Independent movies always have a different vibe to them to a franchise," he said "Of course, the franchise has its perks Franchises[...]
Ryan Kwanten walks the red carpet at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Party on February 09, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Editorial credit: Silvia Elizabeth Pangaro / Shutterstock.com
Courtesy of RLJE Films Chemistry of Jude and Ethan in 2067 "I'm the oldest brother of three boys," he said "Jude is biological in that sense to Ethan of brotherhood because Jude grew up without parents, and Ethan seems to be doing the same I think that sense of survivorship can forge a brotherhood That sort of[...]
2067 Trailer Showcases a Post-Apocalyptic Adventure
A message from the future requesting the aid of Ethan Whyte (Smit-McPhee), so the underground tunnel worker begins a journey that the human race is depending on. Photo Credit: RLJE Films The film is both written and directed by Seth Larney and is distributed by RLJE Films, which will be available for purchase and rental via VOD[...]