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Interview: Brian Duffield Discusses the Insanity of ‘Spontaneous’

Brian Duffield

Filmmaker Brian Duffield sure chose an interesting project for his directorial debut. Until now, Duffield had been a screenwriter whose work often ended up not being seen as intended with the final product (for example, his script for Jane Got a Gun was on The Black List, and didn’t resemble what we eventually saw in theaters). So, it came as a bit of a shock to me that his debut project, Spontaneous (my rave review is right here on the site) is one of the year’s best movies. With the film now out on VOD, I was able to have a surprisingly length chat with Duffield about the flick. There’s no real spoilers, so it should hopefully entice you to check it out, if my review hasn’t done so already.

Below you can hear my conversation with Duffield. Starring Katherine Langford and Charlie Plummer, it’s a wild mix of teen dramedy, romance, and gory horror. It may sound like it shouldn’t work, but it really does. Duffield is pretty candid about what a risk it was, too, so he doesn’t shy away from the ways it might not have worked. Much like the film, our conversation is plenty humorous too, so this isn’t some overly serious back and forth. Give it a listen, then be sure to check out Duffield’s work with Langford and Plummer in Spontaneous, available to watch right now!

Here is my interview with Spontaneous filmmaker Brian Duffield. Enjoy:

Brian Duffield
Mandatory Credit: Photo by Broadimage/REX/Shutterstock (4540552aa) Brian Duffield ‘Insurgent’ film premiere, New York, America – 16 Mar 2015

Spontaneous is available to watch right now, so check it out!


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