The Ravine | Keoni Waxman Interview [Exclusive]

The Ravine directed by Keoni Waxman

The Ravine directed by Keoni Waxman

In the face of tragedy, the biggest salvation is the idea of forgiveness as portrayed in Keoni Waximan’s The Ravine, a story based on true life events.

Based on the book written by Kelly Pascuzzi and Robert Pascuzzi, The Ravine is about when an unspeakable crime rocks a peaceful community, family, and friends are left to wonder if they overlooked the murderer among them or if there might be more to the story.

The film has an all-star cast that included Eric Dane (Euphoria), Teri Polo (Meet the Parents), Peter Facinelli (The Vanished), Byron Mann (The Big Short), Leslie Uggams (Deadpool), and Kyle Lowder (Days of Our Lives). Keoni Waxman (The Hard Way) directed and wrote the screenplay.

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta spoke with director and writer Keoni Waxman on the task of telling this real-life story to the screen. We spoke about adapting dramas, his cast, the authors’ intentions, and recreating the major ravine scene on an independent movie budget.

Keoni Waxman made his directorial debut in 1995 with I Shot a Man in Vegas which starred John Stockwell and Janeane Garofalo. In 2007, he directed the biopic The Anna Nicole Smith Story which starred Willa Ford. From 2009 to 2017, he directed numerous action films with Steven Seagal that including A Dangerous Man, Maximum Conviction, Force of Execution, A Good Man, and Contract to Kill to name a few.

Cinedigm releases The Ravine in theaters, On Demand, and digitally on Friday, May 6.

Watch the exclusive interview with Keoni Waxman below. Let us know what you think of the interview.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Cinedigm

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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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