#153: Love, Loss, and Grief with "Nina Forever" Directors The Blaine Brothers (No Spoilers)Since the provocative promotional images first hit the internet, the new film Nina Forever has been garnering attention from the festival circuit and genre fans alike. Love, loss, grief, and the inability to move on are emotional extremes that most of us have had to deal with, and Nina Forever explores those extremes in the best way possible: with fanciful and bloody supernatural fiction!
I am very happy to give it a few days on the big screen in San Diego at Digital Gym Cinema starting on March 4th, and so invited the film's directors to join me on the official podcast to talk about the thoughts they had while making the film, and what they hope the audience takes away from it.
Despite a California/UK time difference that left me sleepy and them hungover, directors Chris and Ben Blaine delivered a lively conversation that was funny, insightful, and just a delight to listen to. We do speak about some ideas inherent in the film, but manage to avoid spoiling it for those of you who haven't seen it! But DO remember to join us at our San Diego screenings on March 4th, 5th, and 8th!
In the podcast, we discuss:
1. The differences between cinema and at-home film experiences
2. Blending genre elements without diluting the potency of the story
3. Young, immature love and its hold on people
4. Blood, viscera, and story
5. Sex and Death and more!