The Abandoned – Interview w/ Director Eytan Rockaway

"Take a terrifying plunge into the warped mind of a disturbed young woman."  From IFC Midnight Website.

The film marks the feature film directorial debut of talented Israeli-American Director Eytan Rockaway.

Click through for an in-depth interview with the filmmaker about his film and about so much more!

"Desperate to get her life back on track, the unstable Streak (Martha Marcy May Marlene’s Louisa Krause) takes a job as a security guard, working the graveyard shift at a once upscale, now abandoned apartment complex. But on her first night on duty, she discovers a horrifying presence lurking deep within the bowels of the decaying building. With her nerves already on edge, Streak must confront demons both real and imagined as she struggles to keep a grip on her sanity. Jason Patric (The Lost Boys) co-stars in this harrowing thrill ride."  From IFC Midnight Website.

Interview with Director Eytan Rockaway:

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Eytan and I started our chat by first discussing his time at NYU'S Tisch School of Arts.

We discussed Israeli filmmaking back home and about Israelis in the American filmmaking world.

Eytan and I talked about the inspirations behind The Abandoned.

I was blown away by the cinematography of the film and in particular the lighting choices. 

Eytan and I talked about the tough choices he had in the filmmaking process.

We talked about the POV choices made in the film and about the editing process behind the film.

Eytan was awesome enough to talk about what film projects he has up next.   In particular, we discussed the Meyer Lansky film he's making based on Eytan's father's famous interview with the iconic gangster.

For more information about The Abandoned please go, here.

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