We Are What We Are
The director sat down with FEARnet to talk about the difficulty of making a rain-soaked film when it doesn’t rain, how Robert Altman & Peter Weir influenced this work, and the fine line a director walks when staging scenes of a family eating human stew.
Jim Mickle’s tale of human-munching family the Parkers was picked up for distribution by eOne after premiering in Sundance’s Midnight screenings
On January 18th, We Are What We Are will premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. The movie is directed by Jim Mickle (Mulberry Street, Stake Land) and it stars Michael Parks (Grindhouse, Red State), Bill Sage (American Psycho, HBO’s Boardwalk Empire), Kassie Wesley (Evil Dead 2), Ambyr Childers (The Master), Julia Garner (Electrick Children, Martha Marcy May Marlene), and Kelly McGillis (Top Gun, Witness).
Shot mostly in the small towns of Andes, Bovina, and Halcottsville in upstate New York, We Are What We Are quickly established itself as horror for grown-ups. On day one of the shoot we were in a vast, dank cave.