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Watch: Why ‘Southbound’ Producers Roxanne Benjamin and Brad Miska Choose to Be Indie (TIFF Talk)

Watch: Why 'Southbound' Producers Roxanne Benjamin and Brad Miska Choose to Be Indie (TIFF Talk)


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Roxanne Benjamin and Brad Miska have been changing the horror game since the produced the anthology hit “V/H/S” back in 2012. The idea behind the project was rather simple — put together a collection of found footage horror shorts — but in getting together some of the best indie filmmakers currently working today, including Adam Wingard, Ti West and Joe Swanberg, the movie became a festival breakout and surefire proof that the indie mentality could reap huge horror rewards.

Just under a year after premiering “V/H/S: Viral,” the duo are back and better than ever with their latest horror experiment, “Southbound.” While the movie is once again a collection of different horror narratives, “Southbound” finds the found footage conceit being left behind and Benjamin stepping into the director’s chair for the very first time. In the middle of providing TIFF audiences with no shortage of scares, Benjamin and Miska sat down with Indiewire Chief Film Critic Eric Kohn to discuss the making and collaborative process behind their new horror collection. Check out some of the highlights from the “Southbound” TIFF Talk, starting with why the producers will always stick to indies in the video above.

On the Logistical Challenges of Practical Effects

On Acting in a Horror Film

On How ‘Southbound’ Differs From ‘V/H/S’

On the Collaborative Process of ‘Southbound’


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