Sara Lynch, Saratops McDonald and Matthew Wade on Cosmic Horror A Black Rift Begins to Yawn | Slamdance 2021 [Exclusive Interview]

Sara Lynch
Sara Lynch and Saratops McDonald star in the cosmic horror A Black Rift Begins to Yawn.

Sometimes the scientists need to leave things alone.

In A Black Rift Begins to Yawn, the film blends the reality and dream state of two women investigating an audio recording. Unbeknownst to the women, their concept of time and state of mind enter a confusing point of no return as they question their reality, identity, and location.

The film stars Sara Lynch and Saratops McDonald. Matthew Wade wrote and directed the project.

Here’s the synopsis:

As two former classmates dig into their deceased professor’s set of cassette tapes, which possibly contain recordings of strange signals from beyond the stars, they begin to feel memories, the chronology of time, and their identities slip into obscurity.

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta spoke to director Matthew Wade and the two stars Sara Lynch and Saratops McDonald. We talked about the cinematography, production, and acting sequences in the film.

Matthew Wade directed numerous short films, including Soop for Brains, It Shines and Shakes and Laughs, and Eyes at the Specter Glass. His full-length directorial debut was with How the Sky Will Melt about a musician with a growing paranoia disorder. A Black Rift Begins to Yawn is his sophomore feature film.

Sara Lynch worked with director Matthew Wade on several projects, including Soop for Brains, Tinkermen, and the feature film How the Sky Will Melt. In 2017, she starred in the comedy 6 Dynamic Laws for Success, about a coded hidden message leading to treasure in a self-help book. A Black Rift Begins to Yawn is the second full-length film collaboration with director Matthew Wade.

Saratops McDonald makes her acting debut in A Black Rift Begins to Yawn.

A Black Rift Begins to Yawn is now streaming at the Slamdance Film Festival through February 25. For ticket information, visit

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

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 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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