Filmmaker Shawn Linden Talks ‘Hunter Hunter’ and Explains the Wild & Twisted Ending of the Film

If you’re into suspenseful thrillers with elements of horror, look no further than Shawn Linden’s Hunter Hunter. The Canadian filmmaker delivers a compelling film with an unforgettable ending.

I spoke to Shawn about the film, shooting it on location in the Canadian wilderness. He shares a story of the challenges the crew faced while filming. Plus, I convinced him to discuss the controversial shocking ending of the film. If you’re looking for answers to the twist, this is the place to find out. Please support the network by subscribing to the Reel Talker YouTube page.


Shawn is a cool guy. In every sense. Very chill. Easy to talk to. Paints a great picture of what he’s describing. Interesting guy and talented filmmaker.

This movie will have you talking about it long after the final shocking scene. Watching Hunter Hunter you could sense the elements of the wilderness played a huge part in the shoot and in the plot. This certainly wasn’t a film you show up and have fancy graphics and CGI cover up everything. This was raw filmmaking. Fantastic performances from Devon Sawa, Camille Sullivan, Nick Stahl and Summer Howell.

Shawn shared the story about the snowstorm that happened at the end of the shoot and how it could have potentially cause a lot of problems on the shoot. Luckily they avoided it and had most of the principal photography completed.

I had to nudge Shawn a bit to get into the ending of the film, but it was well worth it. I just had to know what he was thinking and the meaning of it. If you haven’t seen the film, be prepared. Shawn did a fantastic job detailing the thought process behind the ending of the film without really revealing it. Impressive description. See this film!

HUNTER HUNTER will be released In Theaters, On Demand and Digital on December 18, 2020

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