One of the many films to premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival was Australian director Matthew Saville’s (Noise) Felony. Starring Joel Edgerton (who also wrote the screenplay), Tom Wilkinson, Jai Courtney, and Melissa George, the film is about three detectives that become entangled after a tragic accident leaves a young child in critical condition. Per the synopsis, “one is guilty of a crime, one will try to cover it up, and the other attempts to expose it.”
Shortly before the premiere I sat down with Saville for an extended video interview. He talked about being at TIFF, the Australian method of filmmaking versus the tentpoles of Hollywood, working with Joel Edgerton, the difficulties of financing the film, his editing process, film vs. digital, what to do in Melbourne, the current state of television programming and the increased availability of programming through platforms like Netflix and VOD, future projects including an adaptation of Dark Victory (more info here on what it’s about) and his continuing work on the Pivot series, Please Like Me, and a lot more. Hit the jump to watch.