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Reese Eveneshen and Gabriel Carrer on Over the Top Violence In For the Sake of Vicious [Exclusive Interview]

For the Sake of Vicious - Gabriel Carrer and Reese Eveneshen

Reese Eveneshen and Gabriel Carrer made sure For the Sake of Vicious checked all the boxes for blood, gore, and non-apologetic violence.

There were creative kills. Property destruction. And plenty of nondescript bad guys getting killed by heroes you want to cheer for.

The film stars Lora Burke, Nick Smyth, and Colin Paradine. Gabriel Carrer and Reese Eveneshen directed the movie from a script from Eveneshen.

Here’s the long synopsis of the movie:

Romina, an overworked nurse and single mother, returns home from her late shift on Halloween night to find Chris, a forlorn maniac, hiding out with Alan, a bruised and beaten hostage within her home. Her home becomes the stage for Chris to enact brutal justice up Alan whom he blames for an alleged act of horrendous inexcusable violence against a close family member. Romina finds herself plunged into a personal hell as she struggles to side with either party. The worst is yet to come.

An unexpected wave of violent intruders descend upon the neighborhood and lay siege to her home. The trio soon realizes the only way out of the situation is to become as violent and vicious as everyone else.

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta talked with the directors Gabriel Carrer and Reese Evenshen on the project. We talked about the unforgiving violence and destruction, practical effects, and filming close quarters hand-to-hand combat scenes.

Gabriel Carrer is a graduate from the school of English and theatre studies at the University of Guelph and the Suzuki Method School of Music. Over time, he produced hundreds of music videos that saw video play on Much Music, Much LOUD, and MTV. In 2015, he earned awards at the Fantasia International Film Festival for The Demolisher. Other directorial credits included the upcoming documentary The Underbelly, Desperate Souls, Kill, If a Tree Falls, Death on Scenic Drive, and In the House of Flies.

Reese Eveneshen worked for many years on multiple film projects that included music videos, Web shorts, short films, and feature films. He wrote the script to Bounty Hunters that starred Trish Stratus. In 2010, he wrote and directed the zombie thriller, Dead Genesis. Then in 2018, he entered the sci-fi realm with Defective that played in the Toronto After Dark Film Festival, Other Worlds Austin Film Festival, and the Sci-Fi London Film Festival.

For the Sake of Vicious is currently playing in select theaters, On Demand, and then available on Blu-ray on May 4.

Watch the exclusive interview with Gabriel Carrer and Reese Eveneshen below. Let us know what you think.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Dread

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