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Following Films Podcast: Sam Levy on MAYDAY

Mayday Sam Levy


In director Karen Cinorre’s bold new action fantasy film MAYDAY, Ana (Grace Van Patten) finds herself transported to a dreamlike and dangerous coastline. Once there, she joins a female army engaged in a never-ending war where the women lure men to their deaths with radio signals, like 20th century sirens. Though Ana finds strength in this exhilarating world, she comes to realize she is not the killer they want her to be. Also starring Mia Goth, Havana Rose Liu, Soko, ThΓ©odore Pellerin and Juliette Lewis, 

MAYDAY was released by Magnolia Pictures on October 1st in theatres and on demand. 

Today I had the chance to speak with MAYDAY cinematographer Sam Levy about his work on the film. We also discuss the rules artists impose on themselves, expressionism in film, and Sam avoids my questions about the upcoming Fletch film.  Quick note about this episode... this is the 3rd time I've had the chance to speak with Sam, the first time was around the release of MAGGIE'S PLAN, the 2nd was for MAYDAY, aaaaannnnd the 3rd was for MAYDAY. We had audio issues the first time around, Sam was incredibly generous with his time and decided to give it another shot. We touch on this in our conversation but I wanted to take a moment to thank Sam for doing this! He is one of my favorite guests and I absolutely love speaking with him. So, its my pleasure to share our 3rd conversation with you. 

Make sure you check out MAYDAY, its one of the good ones. 


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