Godless: The Eastfield Exorcism Director Nick Kozakis Talks About Weaving an Ambiguous Horror Story in This Interview

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On this episode, Andrew talks with Nick Kozakis, the director behind the unsettling horror film, Godless: The Eastfield Exorcism. Based on true events, Godless tells the story of Lara, played by Georgia Eyers, and her husband Ron, played by Dan Ewing. Lara has been living with delirious episodes, and instead of following the advice of medical practitioners, Ron instead seeks out the work of Daniel, played by Tim Pocock, an unofficial exorcist. What follows is a horrifying, unsettling and unnerving series of events.

In the following spoiler filled interview, Nick Kozakis talks about how he and screenwriter Alexander Angliss-Wilson worked together to present a story like this on screen, also about the importance of having an impactful poster campaign, and also about his own experience with religion, as well as how he worked alongside the supporting cast to explore the ambiguity within the narrative.

While this following discussion does contain spoilers, it does not impact the experience of watching the film. Godless: The Eastfield Exorcism screens at the Melbourne International Film Festival on August 11 and 18.

In between this interview being recorded and it being published, physical media distributor Umbrella Entertainment have announced an extras-stacked Bluray release of Godless which will be released in October.

Andrew F Peirce

Andrew is passionate about Australian cinema, Australian politics, Australian culture, and Australia in general. Found regularly talking online about Sweet Country, and reminding people to watch Young Adult.

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