#Interview: Scannain Talks I Am Not A Serial Killer with director Billy O’Brien
Scannain talks to director Billy O’Brien about his new film I Am Not A Serial Killer. The film is out on December 9th in Irish cinemas and plays the Irish Film Festival London tonight.
Listen in and hear Billy speak about filming in the US, the curse of opening the week before Rogue One, and the success of the film on the international circuit, particularly Spain.
Contains minor plot spoilers.
The film is an adaptation of Dan Wells’ novel I Am Not a Serial Killer, and follows a 16-year-old who is a diagnosed sociopath. Due to being plagued by constant homicidal urges, he lives by a set of rules designed to keep his violent impulses in check. When somebody starts murdering people in John’s small Mid-West town, he has to investigate and risk letting his own dark side out in order to stop the killer.
The film, which shot in Minnesota last year, features Max Records (Where The Wild Things Are) in the lead, alongside Christopher Lloyd (Back To The Future) and Laura Fraser (Breaking Bad).
Nick Ryan of Irish production company Floodland Pictures produces, with John McDonnell and Ruairi Robinson executive producers. The Tea Shop and Film Company’s James Harris and Mark Lane also produce. Financing comes from the Irish Film Board, Quickfire Films, and The Fyzz Facility. Acclaimed cinematographer Robbie Ryan acts as director of photography on the film, with Starred Up‘s Nick Emerson editor. Post-production was handled by EGG Post in Dublin.