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"Thorough character analysis, staff communication,
Directed by Robert Heydon directed the film 'Isabel'
Jeong Hong Joo reporter hjeyes@kookje.co.kr 2018-10-16 18:46:00
- An authentic horror drama that shows evil spirits.
- An intense sense of directing.
- Invitation to BIFF Midnight Fashion.

- "Many inspirations in Busan architecture.
- A desire to shoot thriller."

The section of Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) 'Is an introduction to new horror, science fiction, and cult films that combine artistry and entertainment. It is considered to be a must-have course among moviegoers. Among the nine invitations this year, Canadian director Robert Heydon's new film 'Isabel' can not be overlooked. The American couple Larissa (Amanda Crew) and Kane (Adam Brody) feel that they have no sense of humor in the next door since the first day they moved to New England. Larissa, who has witnessed a mysterious woman living on the second floor gazing frightfully at her, eventually suffers from evil spirits, such as seeing the illusion of a dead child. 'Isabel' is an orthodox horror drama in which evil spirits appear, and it has attracted attention as a work that stands out with a strong story and a high tension. I met director Robert Hayden who found BIFF and listened to the story.

Canadian director Robert Heydon is introducing his new film "Isabel," which was presented at the Busan International Film Festival 'Midnight Fashion' this year.
"I came to BIFF for the first time and I was impressed by the enthusiastic response of Korean fans. I feel like I have become a member of the Korean film community, and if I have a chance, I want to film in Korea. "

Heydon, based in Toronto, Canada, who has been making movies for over 20 years, is also well known as the director of the film 'Ecstasy' (2011), based on Irvine Welsh's best-selling novel. Ecstasy ranks first in the UK iTunes charts in the first week of release and has been exported to 40 countries. He participated in productions such as 'Crescent' (2017) and 'OG' (2018). Isabel is his first horror movie.

He has also directed dramas, family movies, TV series, and Nordic Noir genres. I have been intrigued by various genres in order to tell a variety of stories. "

When asked about Isabel's differentiation from the existing horror film, he said, "The heroine, Larissa, is in a state of depression that leads to insomnia. Audiences are confused as to which dreams or reality they see when watching movies. It is an open ending, so the audience can freely interpret it. "

He cited thorough preparation as the secret of his fine performance. "After watching the screenplay, I first analyze the character thoroughly, form a role that matches it, and engage actors. I care about photography, production, art, and makeup. I think the purpose and direction of film shooting is the most important. I am constantly worried about how I will read the script and get inspired and show it in the video. It's the secret to communicating well with the staff in each field. "Heydon cited casting as one of the hardest things to make in the film. The nature of the Canadian film industry has forced it to compete with Hollywood movies, making it hard to get to know famous Canadian actors.

"Canadian actors Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams are all famous actors in Hollywood. In addition, nowadays Netflix, Amazon and many other movies to make a lot of Canadian independent film can be used in a limited actor. When it comes to sales in a foreign country, who is the most important thing, independent movies are not only cast but also hard to get investment. It is the biggest homework of the Canadian film industry to compete with Hollywood movies. "

He also praised the movie city 'Busan'. "I got a lot of inspiration from Busan's buildings, including the BIFF's movie theater, the surrounding theaters, and future-oriented buildings. I think these urban images will go well with thrillers and action movies. I am preparing a SF thriller movie as a next film. I would like to shoot a movie in Busan if I have a chance. "

Jeong Hong - joo hjeyes@kookje.co.kr

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