‘Swallow’ Director Carlo Mirabella-Davis on Haley Bennett’s Performance & Inspiration for the Movie

Swallow is one recently released psychological thriller you can’t miss. The story centers around a pregnant woman named Hunter (Haley Bennett) that finds herself in an obsessive consumption of random bizarre objects, while her husband and family attempts to control her life.

I spoke to the writer/director of the film, Carlo Mirabella-Davis. He spoke about his personal inspiration for the story. Haley Bennett’s incredible performance and more. Check out the full interview below.


I found Carlo to be very well-spoken and intelligent. I was shocked to hear that the story was inspired by his grandmother and the awful things she had to endure in here life that Carlo graciously shared with me.

Haley’s performance was superb. It was cool to hear Carlo talk about how she came aboard the movie. What I was interested to know about was how he selected the objects that Haley’s character was consuming. Some really insightful stuff about the film from Carlo. Enjoyable interview. Very talented filmmaker.


Written by Jim Alexander

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. He currently resides in Los Angeles.

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