Brandon Cronenberg on Visuals and Practical Effects of Possessor: Uncut [Exclusive Interview]


Brandon Cronenberg
Brandon Cronenberg directed Possessor Uncut

Brandon Cronenberg has a way with visuals.

The young director used experiment camerawork, practical effects, gels, and lighting to complete a visual movie with Possessor Uncut. As a result, Cronenberg established a very unique style for himself.

The movie stars Andrea Riseborough (Birdman, Oblivion), Christopher Abbott (James White, It Comes at Night), Rossif Sutherland (River, Guest of Honour), Tuppence Middleton (The Current War: Director’s Cut, The Imitation Game), Sean Bean (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring), and Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight, Dolores Claiborne). Cronenberg wrote and directed the movie.

Here’s the official synopsis of the film:

From the visionary mind of writer/director Brandon Cronenberg, Possessor is an arresting sci-fi thriller about elite, corporate assassin Tasya Vos. Using brain-implant technology, Vos takes control of other people’s bodies to execute high profile targets. As she sinks deeper into her latest assignment Vos becomes trapped inside a mind that threatens to obliterate her.

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta exclusively interviewed director Brandon Cronenberg earlier this week on Zoom. We talked about the cinematography that uses practical effects versus digital effects. Also, he talked about the camera experimentations to gain the visuals he wanted.

Brandon Cronenberg is a Toronto, Canada-based filmmaker, who made his directorial feature film debut with Antiviral. That film premiered in the official selection at Cannes Film Festival. It won multiple awards, including Best Canadian First Feature at the Toronto International Film Festival, Best New Director at Sitges, and the Golden Hugo for the After Dark Section of the Chicago International Film Festival. Possessor is his sophomore film that was an official selection earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival.

Possessor Uncut plays in select theaters this Friday, October 2.

Watch the exclusive interview below and let us know what you think.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, NEON

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