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'There's Something Wrong with the Children' Director Roxanne Benjamin

IndieWire's Filmmaker Toolkit

The director of the newest horror film from Blumhouse joined us to discuss her disturbing tale of the intense impact children have on a relationship. Banjamin breaks down her strategies for directing the child actors in terrifying scenes, how her story fits into the legacy of scary child movies, and why it was important to make a great movie about relationships before the horror even began. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

31mins

2 Feb 2023

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There's Something Wrong with Roxanne Benjamin - Just Shoot It 356

Just Shoot It: A Podcast about Filmmaking, Screenwriting and Directing

This week, Matt & Oren talk with Roxanne Benjamin, director of the Blumhouse horror film 'There's Something Wrong with the Children'.Matt's Endorsement: Everything But The Bagel Nut DuoOren's Endorsement: The Town (podcast)Roxanne's Endorsement: Makin' Book NooksContribute to the Just Shoot It Patreon and help support the show.Send feedback or questions to @justshootitpod or justshootitpod@gmail.com.Follow Matt on twitter and instagram.Follow Oren on twitter and instagram.Wanna be on the show? Call us with a question at (262) 6-SHOOT-1, and we’ll air your voicemail on the show.Show your support: rate and review us on iTunes. apple.co/2fl9ojySee who our guests are a week early on our instagram @JustshootItPodMusic was provided by the free music archive and by Jahzzar.Each week on Just Shoot It we interview your directors, screenwriters, editors, cinematographers, and actors, and learn how they became successful, working content creators. We’ll share tips and stories of how people in the entertainment industry forced their ways into sustainable careers. We’re all about getting off your butt and making your own videos. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 9mins

26 Jan 2023

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161: Pet Sematary 2 with Roxanne Benjamin

The Kingcast

Back in 1992, Mary Lambert followed up her popular adaptation of Stephen King's Pet Sematary with a sequel that is flat out bonkers. Tonal shifts that are so abrupt you'll get whiplash, an already checked out tweenage Eddie Furlong in the lead, a totally confused Anthony Edwards in the kindly dad role, bizarre sex dreams involving naked women with dog heads and that's just the tip of the iceberg.

1hr 37mins

18 Jan 2023

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Castle Talk: Roxanne Benjamin, director of There’s Something Wrong with the Children

Castle of Horror Podcast

Tonight we’re chatting with Roxanne Benjamin, director of There’s Something Wrong with the Children, available on digital and on demand January 17. About the film: When Margaret (Wainwright) and Ben (Gilford) take a weekend trip with longtime friends Ellie (Crew) and Thomas (Santos) and their two young children (Guiza and Mattle), Ben begins to suspect something supernatural is occurring when the kids behave strangely after disappearing into the woods overnight.DIRECTOR: Roxanne BenjaminWRITERS: T.J. Cimfel & Dave WhiteCAST: Alisha Wainwright, Zach Gilford, Amanda Crew, Carlos Santos

14mins

8 Jan 2023

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'The Red Queen Kills Seven Times' with 'Body at Brighton Rock' Director Roxanne Benjamin

Switchblade Sisters

Roxanne Benjamin is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker, who began her career in creative development, analyzing story for film festivals and production companies. In 2010, she moved up the ladder at a company called The Collective, where she went on to produce the well known anthology horror films V/H/S and V/H/S/2, which premiered at Sundance Midnights. Roxanne then helmed the short “Don’t Fall”, part of Magnolia Pictures’ all-women-helmed horror anthology, XX. She served double duty on the film, co-writing and producing the segment “The Birthday Party” for musician-turned-director Annie Clark aka St. Vincent. Body at Brighton Rock is her solo feature directorial debut. It tells the story of a young woman working the trails of a mountainous park, who finds a dead body in the middle of nowhere and is given orders to guard the scene, facing down all her worst fears. Roxanne is currently working on a remake of Night of the Comet for Orion Pictures. The movie that Roxanne has chosen to discuss is a giallo classic - The Red Queen Kills Seven Times by Emilio Miraglia. She and April go over all the tenants of the Italian giallo genre - the murder, the fashion, the blood! Roxanne talks about how giallo has influenced the way she works on her own films, and particularly, how she crafts her kills on screen. Plus she goes into detail on the production of her newest film, Body at Brighton Rock, and the "1980's TV movie" look she was going for. She and April also dissect the unfortunate prevalence of rape in the horror genre, and how so often it's disturbingly used as a device to titillate. You can check out Body at Brighton Rock streaming now. If you haven't seen it yet, go watch The Red Queen Kills Seven Times. With April Wolfe and Roxanne Benjamin. You can let us know what you think of Switchblade Sisters on Twitter or Facebook. Or email us at switchbladesisters@maximumfun.org. Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

52mins

9 May 2019

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Body at Brighton Rock / Film School Radio interview with Director Roxanne Benjamin

KUCI: Film School

BODY AT BRIGHTON ROCK is a psychological thriller about a part time summer employee, Wendy, (Karina Fontes) at a mountainous state park, takes on a rough trail assignment at the end of the season, trying to prove to her friends that she’s capable enough to do the job. When she takes a wrong turn and ends up deep in the backcountry, she stumbles upon what might be a potential crime scene. Stuck with no communication after losing her radio and with orders to guard the site, Wendy must fight the urge to run and do the harder job of staying put — spending the night deep in the wilderness, facing down her worst fears and proving to everyone - including herself - that she’s made of stronger stuff than they think she is. Director and writer Roxanne Benjamin made her directorial debut in the anthology SOUTHBOUND, which world premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. She was last in the director’s chair for "Don't Fall”, part of Magnolia Pictures’ all-women-helmed horror anthology XX, which premiered at Sundance in the Midnight section last year. Director Roxanne Benjamin stops by to talk about her slow-burn thriller and the challenges of a wilderness shoot.For news and updates go to: bodyatbrightonrock.comSocial Media:facebook.com/BodyatBrightonRock twitter.com/BodyatRockFilm instagram.com/bodyatbrightonrock

26 Apr 2019

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Why 1999 Was One of the Best Years for Movies, Plus a Conversation With Roxanne Benjamin | The Watch

The Watch

Author Brian Raftery joins the show to talk about his new book, ‘Best. Movie. Year. Ever’ (2:59), and how 1999 became a seminal year for movies (24:31). Plus a conversation with Roxanne Benjamin, the creator of ‘Body at Brighton Rock,’ about making unique horror movies (45:30).Host: Chris RyanGuests: Sean Fennessey, Brian Raftery, and Roxanne Benjamin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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26 Apr 2019

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4/22/19 @9:30am pst - Writer/Director Roxanne Benjamin joined host Janeane on KUCI 88.9fm

KUCI: Get the Funk Out

Magnolia Pictures will release BODY AT BRIGHTON ROCK in theaters and On Demand on April 26Watch the Official Trailer:https://youtu.be/pXww9NuqUDUWritten and Directed by Roxanne BenjaminProduced by Roxanne Benjamin, Christopher Alender, David A. Smith Starring Karina Fontes, Casey Adams, Emily Althaus, Miranda Bailey, Martin Spanjers, and John GetzABOUTWendy, a part-time summer employee at a mountainous state park, takes on a rough trail assignment at the end of the season, trying to prove to her friends that she’s capable enough to do the job. When she takes a wrong turn and ends up deep in the backcountry, she stumbles upon what might be a potential crime scene. Stuck with no communication after losing her radio and with orders to guard the site, Wendy must fight the urge to run and do the harder job of staying put — spending the night deep in the wilderness, facing down her worst fears and proving to everyone - including herself - that she’s made of stronger stuff than they think she is.

22 Apr 2019

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BEHIND THE LENS #210: Featuring Roxanne Benjamin and Roxann Dawson

Behind The Lens

Female filmmakers are front and center this week on BEHIND THE LENS thanks to writer/director ROXANNE BENJAMIN and director ROXANN DAWSON. First up is our exclusive pre-recorded interview with director ROXANN DAWSON who makes her feature directorial debut with BREAKTHROUGH. Based on the true story of 14-year old John Smith who, on January 19, 2015, fell through the ice of Lake St. Louis, and was clinically dead for almost an hour. With no CPR for 27 minutes and no pulse for 45 minutes, the emergency medical team delivered the worst possible news to John's mother, Joyce. But as any mother knows, you don't give up on your child. Calling on her immense faith, Joyce prayed for John to "come back to life" and be healed. Miraculously, he started breathing. Adapted for the screen by screenwriter Grant Nieporte from the bestselling book "The Impossible" by Joyce Smith, take a listen as Roxann talks about what compelled her to tell this story and why she chose it as her directorial feature debut, working with producer Devon Franklin ("Miracles from Heaven", "Heaven Is For Real"), the challenges and concerns of making a faith-based film (how about counting the number of times "God" is said or deciding how many crosses to show), working with the natural elements of ice and snow and how it affects the shooting schedule, developing a visual tonal bandwidth and her work with cinematographer Zoran Popovic, underwater filming, perfect casting, scoring, and more! Then writer/director ROXANNE BENJAMIN joins us live talking about her sophomore feature, BODY AT BRIGHTON ROCK. A thriller with a spiritual or supernatural touch to it, Roxanne takes on a journey into the mountains through the eyes of inexperienced older teenage trail guide Wendy who gets lost in the night. . .along with a dead body. Calling on her own life and love of nature and hiking, take a listen as Roxanne talks about developing the story concept and translating that into a workable film construction, location scouting, character development and the importance of isolation to the story, the challenges of shooting in the mountains of Idyllwild and during a bout of severe California wildfires in 2017, working with a live bear versus CGI, sound design, and more. Also notable is our discussion on Roxanne's choices for a strong female-led crew with cinematographer Hannah Getz (who delivers some outstanding work here with night shoots), production designers Courtney Andujar and Hillary Andujar, and editor Courtney Marcilliat.http://behindthelensonline.net http://eliasentertainmentnetwork.com

1hr 2mins

22 Apr 2019

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Roxanne Benjamin Interview - Southbound

Quiet Earth

Quiet Earth's Christopher Webster chats with Southbound producer/director Roxanne Benjamin. Benjamin is also the producer of many independent films including V/H/S 1 & 2 and Faults. http://www.quietearth.us/

21mins

3 Feb 2016