Brandon E. Burton and Abie Sidell on College Nightmare in Cram | AFF 2021 [Exclusive Interview]

Cram with Brandon E. Burton and John Dimino

Cram with Brandon E. Burton and John Dimino

Stress. Anxiety. Depression. There are plenty of feelings the night before an important exam or essay back in college. The moments are captured perfectly in this nightmarish horror film Cram from director Abie Sidell.

The film stars John DiMino as Marc, an overly worried and stressed college student, being haunted by a demonic creature played by Brandon E. Burton.

Here’s the official synopsis:

We all do what we gotta do to pass—except for Marc. Desperate to finish his final paper, he struggles to cram all night in the library.

After dozing off, Marc awakens to discover that his paper has vanished! Desperate for answers and a way out of this nightmare, Marc is drawn deeper into the mysterious and enchanting stacks. Alone in the library (or so he thinks), Marc is easily frightened and considers giving up.

But the library has other plans for him…..

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta talked with actor Brandon E. Burton and director/writer Abie Sidell on the horror film Cram. We talked about reliving the college experience, the creature feature effects, and the creepy college library.

Brandon E. Burton is a recent graduate of the Yale School of Drama. He is the former artistic director of The Yale Cabaret (2019-2020 season). He was part of the New York Shakespeare Festival’s production of Merry Wives of Windsor, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival’s Antony and Cleopatra, Macbeth, and Richard II. For the Yale theater, he was Othello in Othello; York, George, and Bona in Henry 6 pt. 3; and Mike Money in Marty and the Hands that Could. Also, he played Bobo in A Raisin in the Sun for Yale Rep.

Abie Sidell is a Queens, New York-based filmmaker in which his company Radical Rhinoceros Pictures produced and directed music videos and branded content for clients like Marvel, Facebook, and original films including Some of Her Parts.

Cram makes its world premiere tonight at the Austin Film Festival 2021 at 10:45 p.m. CT.

Watch the exclusive interview with Brandon E. Burton and Abie Sidell below. Let us know what you think of it.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive

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Gig Patta

Gig Patta is a journalist and interviewer for LRM and Latino-Review since 2009. He was a writer for other entertainment sites in the past with Collider and IESB.net. He originally came from the world of print journalism with several years as a reporter with the San Diego Business Journal and California Review. He earned his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and BA in Economics from UC San Diego. Follow him on Instagram @gigpatta or Facebook @officialgigpatta.

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