Brendan Devane on Filming In The Wilderness for the Horror Film The Canyonlands [Exclusive Interview]

The Canyonlands - Brendan Devane

The Canyonlands directed by Brendan Devane.

Brendan Devane sought a challenge for his directorial debut.

The Canyonlands is a horror movie that took place outdoors in the dark from the famed national park in Utah.

Being an indie horror project, Devane figured out to film just outside that national park with a small cast and crew. As a result, The Canyonlands is a film for horror enthusiasts.

Here’s the synopsis:

Lauren, a river guide in southeastern Utah, has been experiencing disturbing visions lately. Reluctantly agreeing to take five contest winners on an overnight trip down the Colorado River, she soon finds herself struggling to keep it together with the visions. Camping for the night, the group becomes separated and lost in the labyrinth of canyons and discovers they are not alone in the remote terrain. Stalked by an evil presence, Lauren and her guests are thrown into a 150-year-old feud, and Lauren must confront her visions to see the contest winners—and herself—through until morning.

The cast includes Stephanie Barkley, Marqus Bobesich, Wayne Charles Baker, Dennis Connors, Sheldon Brown, Ariana Anderson, Jesse Buck-Brennan, Lauren Capkanis, Larry Yazzie, and Linda Villanueva.

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta chatted with director Brendan Devane on his directorial debut experience. We talked about his movie magic tricks of filming outdoors in the canyons, and in the river.

Brendan Devane attended Cornell University and spent 15 years in the live music production industry. Devane transitioned into making films by starting out writing scripts making his directorial debut with The Canyonlands. He founded Las Vegas-based Sadieland Productions LLC.

The Canyonlands is currently playing in select theaters and available on VOD.

Watch the exclusive interview below. Let us know what you think.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Sadieland Productions

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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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