Cinema Australia Original Content:
Director Josh Reed joins the Cinema Australia Podcast to discuss his tense, claustrophobic drama, We’re Not Here to Fuck Spiders.
We’re Not Here To Fuck Spiders is a micro-budget crime film about a household of bottom-feeder meth-head criminals in the lead up to, and aftermath of, a lucrative home invasion.
To shoot it, Reed and his crew rigged an abandoned house with cameras, then improvised the film in sequence across a week long heatwave in January 2017. The next three and a half years were spent in post production, wrestling a film from the massive amount of footage shot.
The film builds up to one hell of a final act as different characters who frequent the house begin to reveal themselves.
Here, Josh discusses his film with great depth, including why he decided not he title, the risks of making such a hardcore film in Australia, and why he may never make another film again. Josh is also the son of Long Weekend and Fantasm Comes Again director Colin Eggleston which he talks about.
We’re Not Here to Fuck Spiders will screen on July 9 at the Revelation Perth International Film Festival. Details here.
More screenings will be announced soon, so keep an eye on cinemaaustralia.com.au for details.