Portland based artist M. Blash’s first film, 2006’s “Lying,” premiered at Cannes that year. His sophomore feature “The Wait” pairs him once again with that film’s stars, Chloe Sevigny and Jena Malone, in a supernatural, psychological sibling tale.
What it’s about: It’s about three siblings dealing with the death of their
mother in three separate, altered states. One of them is convinced she
is going to come back to life and regresses in turn, while the other
staunchly opposes that idea and projects her inability to love or
believe in the supernatural on a young man. The third is out wandering
around in a sort of psychedelic self-imposed hypnosis to deal with his
What would you like SXSW audiences to come away with after seeing your film? I would hope the audience would gain some perspective on the
ways in which we deal with death or how death changes us and how
computers/technology could potentially mediate all of this.
Indiewire invited SXSW directors to tell us about their films,
including what inspired them, the challenges they faced and what they’re
doing next. We’ll be publishing their responses leading up to the 2013
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