Interview: Film Director Robert Heydon

Isabelle sounds like a sweet name, but not this Isabelle. The Isabelle I’m speaking about is the latest film from director Robert Heydon. The movie is about an evil presence haunting a young couple and their unborn child. The film stars Adam Brody and Amanda Crew. I spoke to Robert about the making of the film. Spoiler Alert: If you want to avoid the discussion about the ending, we talk about it around the 9:00 minute mark. So skip a few minutes.


Some good insight from Robert. Some nuggets he shared were about the casting and how they needed a Canadian actor for this Canadian production. I wasn’t aware that was a rule. Either way, Amanda Crew sure fits the role. I do wonder why was the other person who wasn’t available for the project that they had in mind?

I was glad that Robert was able to share more of his insight about the ending of the film and the rationale behind it. Not gonna spoil it here, but take a listen to it after you see the film.

It was cool to hear Robert mention about how his 8 year-old daughter told him about fear coming from the eyes. That’s is such a wise and interesting perspective. She definitely has a career in showbiz ahead of her.

The movie is interesting and mysterious. I was pleasantly surprised with it. Definitely enjoyable. I really liked the casting of Brody and Crew in this. Sheds a different light on them as actors. For the first time I noticed crew take upon a mature role that’s now fitting for her in this stage of her career.

ISABELLE comes out in Theaters and On Demand on May 24, 2019

Photo: Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images

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Jim Alexander hails from Chicago where he started his journalism career as a film critic and founder of the Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle (CIFCC). He's a Rotten Tomatoes approved critic. Jim founded Reel Talker as a platform to share his love of movies and entertainment. Jim's favorite part of being a journalist is getting to meet and interview actors, filmmakers and entertainers. Jim is a host and on-camera personality for AfterBuzz TV. Aside from his work with Reel Talker, he's the site owner of the Bachelor Universe website, where he recaps and talks about all this ABC's 'The Bachelor'. He also runs the Reel Talker Podcast that can be found on iTunes. In his free time he enjoys attending sports events and playing in recreational leagues.

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