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Riz Ahmed, Lucian-River Chauhan, and Aditya Geddada on Family Dynamics in Amazon’s Encounter [Exclusive Interview]

Riz Ahmed in Encounter

After watching Riz Ahmed tackle a heavy metal drummer losing his hearing in Sound of Metal, it was no surprise he was cast in Amazon’s Encounter as a former soldier with PTSD who tries to save his two sons from an unknown threat.

The film also stars Octavia Spencer, Rory Cochrane, Lucian-River Chauhan, and Aditya Geddada. Michael Pearce directed the movie from a screenplay written by Pearce and Joe Barton.

Here is the official synopsis:

A decorated Marine goes on a rescue mission to save his two young sons from a mysterious threat. As their journey takes them in increasingly dangerous directions, the boys will need to leave their childhoods behind.

ALSO CHECK OUT: Octavia Spencer on Her Empathic Role in Amazon’s Encounter [Exclusive Interview]

LRM Online spoke with actors Riz Ahmed, Lucian-River Chauhan, and Aditya Geddada about their family dynamic and chemistry. We also talked about Riz Ahmed tackling challenging characters.

Riz Ahmed worked initially in many independent films such as The Road to Guantanamo, Shifty, Four Lions, Trishna, and The Reluctant. In 2014, he landed a breakout role in Night Crawler with Jake Gyllenhaal. In 2016, he proceeded to be in two blockbuster films with Jason Bourne and Star Wars Rogue One. Also, in that year, he starred as a young man accused of murder in the HBO miniseries The Night Of that earned him two Emmy nominations. He starred in the comic book movie Venom in 2018 as the villainous Carlton Drake. Last year, he earned critical acclaim in Sound of Metal, as a heavy metal drummer losing his hearing. He won a Primetime Emmy Award, National Board of Review Award for Best Actor, and Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead.

Lucian-River Chauhan appeared in 2019 in Disney’s Gabby Duran & The Unsittables as Stuart. He had a recurring role in the television series Heartland also in 2019.

Amazon’s Encounter is now in select theaters and streaming on Prime Video today.

Watch the exclusive interview with Riz Ahmed, Lucian-River Chauhan, and Aditya Geddada below. Let us know what you think of the interview.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Amazon Prime

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