Exclusive Interview With Ritchie Steven Filippi Director of The Eve
We caught the trailer to a fantastic looking horror/thriller, The Eve recently and immediately were intrigued. The trailer looks suspenseful and promises some great performances and chilling moments. I got to sit down with director Ritchie Filippi recently and discuss the origins of the film, his experiences working with industry legends and his horror passions.
Miranda Noelle Wilson took the role of Lacey to the next level. She added layers that were unexpected to a character that could have otherwise blended into the background.
Maria DiDomenico is Jenn, who was the character I could most relate to from the beginning. She is the kind of friend you want with you when things go bad.
Evan Bass, who wrote and produced the movie, portrays Harrison. He is a character that has the best intentions, but handles things very poorly.
Funny enough, I didn’t find them… they found me. The movie had already been cast when Evan and Angel Acevedo (producer) approached me to direct. So from the moment I got the script, I went in picturing them in the roles and it just clicked. I never saw these characters as anyone else.
Being awarded the Audience Award from the festival was a true joy. You work so hard for so long, and you never truly know how a movie is going to be received until that first screening. It was the best possible experience for me personally, and I think for the film as a whole.
I have pitched an idea to Evan for a sequel. I jokingly call it “Buckets of Blood.”
Watching Spielberg direct Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones was just surreal. Saying it was a dream come true doesn’t even scratch the surface of how amazing it was.
The Eve was very much inspired by Alfred Hitchcock movies. The idea of the world being its own character, with the fear of what is off screen or lurking in the shadows creating tension. We pay homage to the master of suspense throughout the movie.
There you have it. While the Eve may not be as gory or horrifying as some other genre fare we cover here, it DOES look good. And with Filippi’s passion for classic horror I can only hope we’ll get something more meaty in the future. Check out the Trailer below and let us know what you think of The Eve.