Filmmaker Sean Durkin made a major impression with his debut work, Martha Marcy May Marlene. In the years that followed, however, it proved hard to get a sophomore feature off the ground. Luckily, it was more than worth the wait, as The Nest and an unexpected and unsettling work from Durkin. You expect the latter from him, but genre-wise, this is something fairly new. So, as the IFC Films release hopes not to be ignored during this awards season, Durkin was nice enough to stop by and chat about his flick. What follows is that conversation, which went on longer than initially expected. As you might guess, that’s a good thing.
Below, you can hear my conversation with Durkin. We dig deep on The Nest, which stars Carrie Coon and Jude Law. I ask about the casting for the film, finding the house, and what his process is. He’s a forthcoming guy, too, so his answers are both specific and also blunt, but still very much artistic. It’s everything you might hope for from a filmmaker as talented as he is. The movie speaks for itself, but chatting about it with him is certainly a nice little bonus. If you haven’t seen the flick yet, be sure to give it a shot, as it’s quite good.
Here now is my interview with Sean Durkin. Enjoy:
The Nest is available to watch now, so check it out!