Michelle Mylett(The Complex and Letterkenny) interview

Last week we got a chance to interview Michelle Mylett from Letterkenny and The Complex the new interactive movie/video game available now!

What was your reaction to the script of an interactive movie/ video game?


I felt overwhelmed and afraid…very, very afraid. Thankfully I had an amazing phone call with our director Paul Raschid right after I read the script a few times and he really put me at ease. We instantly got along and had the same vision for Amy…Ive said this in a few different interviews now but thank god for Paul being our director.

You’re so unbelievably funny in Letterkenny, was it nice for a change of pace and play a serious character?


Thank you so much! It’s always nice to branch out and try new things…in anything you do. I was especially excited to try out a brand new format of storytelling that I had never done before.

How long did it take to do each scene since there are multiple choices and outcomes?


It just depended on the scene…sometimes we flew through and other times we needed more time. We only had 4-5 weeks total to film this thing which is INSANE. I can’t believe the team pulled it off.

Are you a gamer yourself?


I’m not really… I’ve enjoyed Mario Kart from time to time though.

Was any of this improvised or strictly stuck to the script?


Umm…we stayed pretty close to the script. We had a few days of rehearsals in London before we started filming which was great and so helpful. We got to workshop different scenes and make changes if it felt right so that when we got to set we were as prepared as possible.

Did you find this to be more engaging than other projects you have done, knowing there isn’t a whole lot of interactive movies out there yet?

This was a special project for a few different reasons, the interactive element was exciting because we all got to figure it out together which bonded everyone very quickly on set. It was also my first time working in Europe which felt like a check off the bucket list…(I had a long weekend off and I took the train to paris, that was really dope). Everyone on this set ,and I mean EVERYONE, worked so incredibly hard to make this project happen, a labour of love in a way you rarely get to see. I’ll always feel blessed to have been a part of such a hardworking group of people.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1flPHceAsXY&t=1s

IFC Films picks up Dave Franco’s The Rental


IFC Films announced today that it is acquiring U.S. rights to THE RENTAL, Dave Franco’s chilling thriller co-written by Franco & Joe Swanberg. The film stars Alison Brie (Glow, Horse Girl, Promising Young Woman), Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey, Call of the Wild), Jeremy Allen White (Shameless) and Sheila Vand (A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, nowpiercer). THE RENTAL was produced and financed by Black Bear Pictures, with Franco, Elizabeth Haggard, Teddy Schwarzman, Ben Stillman, Swanberg and Christopher Storer serving as producers. Michael Heimler and Sean Durkin served as executive producers. The screenplay is based on a story by Franco & Swanberg & Mike Demski. IFC Films is set to release THE RENTAL on July 24th nationwide.

In THE RENTAL, two couples embark on a weekend getaway to a seemingly perfect house they’ve booked online. But what begins as a celebratory weekend for the four close friends turns into something far more sinister as secrets they’ve kept from each other are exposed and they realize they may not be alone. THE RENTAL marks the directorial debut of Franco best known for his roles in the hit films such as Neighbors, 21 Jump Street ,Now You See Me, and their successful sequels, as well as in the critically acclaimed independent films The Little Hours, The Disaster Artist, and If Beale Street Could Talk.

The Shelter 2016 Review

During the global pandemic of Covid19, a former critic and friend of mine contacted me asking if I could review his debut film I remember loving it when it first came out and boy does it still pack a punch.

One of the critics I have looked up to even before I was a critic made his directorial debut back in 2016 with the bold debut The Shelter staring a God-Like Michael Pare. This is a slow-burn film that may turn off some of our readers but it’s a helluva debut if you give it a chance. It’s best to have it turned up loud and having a stiff drink next to you(if you do drink).

It does take a while to build up, but once it does it’s an enthralling story about losing and finding your faith(Maybe John Fallon is a R.E.M. Fan?) what he does in his first directing gig is admirable, he takes chances a lot of people wouldn’t take on their first gig and play it safe altogether. Not John however and I applaud him for it.

If you ever had an experience with alcoholism and losing your faith and finding it I would highly recommend giving this a watch as it doesn’t hold back.

Overall grade:

5/5 stars

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