Chernobyl Diaries marks the directorial debut of visual effects maven Brad Parker. The film eschews its found-footage conceit early yet still maintains that sub-genre’s documentary/cinema verite aesthetic. Chernobyl Diaries is a less-is-more type flick, with a majority of the “creatures” completely enshrouded in darkness and most of the character deaths happening just off frame. In the following interview, director Brad Parker discusses settling on a “looser” camera, the surprising films he emulated for Chernobyl’s ‘look’ (hint: think Woody Allen) and the budgetary & creative principles behind his less-is-more aesthetic. I also try and find out about his Bad Robot project, but he’s been trained well. For the full interview, hit the jump.
And if you missed my video interview with producer Oren Peli, click here.