Video Interview: 'Monsters' Writer & Director Gareth Edwards
by Alex Billington
October 11, 2010
It makes me very happy to see Gareth Edwards' Monsters getting so much buzz - it's currently ranked #16 on IMDb's MOVIEmeter, which is great to see. After first catching the indie sci-fi film in Cannes and falling completely in love with it, I was hoping it would get the attention it deserves. If you're familiar with the film, you know there's a lot of questions to ask Gareth Edwards. Not only is he a British filmmaker making his first sci-fi feature starring two Americans set mostly in Mexico, but he shot it on a shoestring budget, did the writing & cinematography on his own, and also did all of the visual effects on his own computer. Fire it up!
Watch my full video interview with Monsters writer and director Gareth Edwards:
If you haven't seen a trailer for Monsters yet, you can watch one right here, or you can read my review from Cannes. I had the chance to interview Gareth a month ago when he was in Los Angeles, but I got cut severely short on time, as we barely had 15 minutes to talk, which was definitely not enough time. I asked as many of my questions as I could, but obviously didn't get to ask more about the story (which is one of the best parts of the film) or all of the work he did himself, but we're hoping to setup something extra very soon. Monsters is still one of my favorite films of the year and I hope everyone enjoyed watching our interview with Gareth.