32° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL
AFTER HOURS

IT FOLLOWS

IT FOLLOWS
by David Robert Mitchell
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Duration: 94'


Nineteen-year-old Jay’s life is serene: school, friends, weekend trips to the lake. Her boyfriend Hugh, whom she loves, is always with her. But something happens to the girl after the first time they make love. She starts to be haunted by strange visions, and by a strange and oppressive feeling that someone, or something, is following her. Jay soon realizes that horror, irrational and unrelenting, is hiding just a few steps away from her and those around her, undermining all security.

Biography

film director

David Robert Mitchell

David Robert Mitchell (Detroit, MI, USA, 1974) studied film and English at Wayne State University in Detroit earning a Bfa before advancing to earn an Mfa in motion picture, television & recording arts from Florida State University. His film credits include several shorts among which Virgin (2002) that was an official selection in over a dozen festivals, including the Los Angeles Short Film Festival. He also works as an editor, cutting television commercials and movie trailers. His debut feature, The Myth of the American Sleepover, premiered at Cannes Film Festival 2010 and took part in the Torino Film Festival the same year.

FILMOGRAFIA

Virgin (cm, 2002), The Myth of the American Sleepover (2010), It Follows (2014).

Declaration

film director

“The film sprang from a childhood nightmare […] where something is following you. In the nightmare, it was slow but ever-persistent. I dreamt that I was on the playground at school and I saw this other kid walking towards me. And somehow I knew in my dream that this was a monster. I ran away, down a whole block – and then I stood there waiting. After a moment, in the distance, the boy turned the corner and continued following me. This monster could look like anyone – assuming different shapes each time I saw it.”

Cast

& Credits

regia, sceneggiatura/director, screenplay
David Robert Mitchell
fotografia/cinematography
Michael Gioulakis
montaggio/film editing
Julio C. Perez IV
scenografia/production design
Michael T. Perry
musica/music
Disasterpeace
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Maika Monroe (Jay), Keir Gilchrist (Paul), Daniel Zovatto (Greg), Jake Weary (Hugh), Olivia Luccardi (Yara), Lili Sepe (Kelly)
produttori/producers
Rebecca Green, Laura D. Smith, David Robert Mitchell, David Kaplan, Eric Rommesmo
produzione/production
Northern Light Films, Animal Kingdom, Two Flints
coproduttore/coproducer
Robin K. Bennett
contatti/contacts
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