For lead actors Devon Sawa and Nick Stahl, the indie thriller Hunter the Hunter a real test of the mettle in more ways than one.
“If you haven’t felt what winter in Winnipeg is like, it’s bad, and all sorts of things went into the feel of the film,” Sawa recalled. “Whether we had the money or not, I don’t think it would be easy to get the quiet stuff into those places, so we had to do a lot sorry. It was a long, cold day, and we had to deal with snowstorms. It was brutal, and all sorts of people were playing into the film. ”
Stahl said, “He lent the material well. It was a good place for him, even though it wasn’t that far outside the city. It might be a hundred or two miles out as well. The isolation was unbelievable, and brutal at times, just awfully cold. The scene where my character turns up is cold in the film and, honestly, I didn’t have to do much acting. ”
Hunter the Hunter it’s about a fur trapper, played by Sawa, and his family trying to meet clan chiefs, but they believe a wolf is hunting their prey. He goes out into the woods to find out what’s going on, leaving his wife and daughter in their cabin. It is then that a mysterious and badly injured stranger, played by Stahl, turns up outside their cabin.
“The weather was challenging, but that wasn’t the only one for me,” said Sawa. “My character smokes a chain. Every time you see him, he lights a cigarette or smokes a cigarette. The people on the set asked me if I wanted to smoke Cloves, but I was like, ‘Nah. That doesn’t feel true. Just give me the real ones. ‘Days and days would pass, and they would give me cigarettes, shoot me one way, then the other and then the width, and before last, I was buying my packs. myself, and I was in a coma. smoker. It took me something like a month after I dropped it. ”
Although they are leaders, Sawa and Stahl spent almost no time together on set, but their paths have been crossed before.
“I wasn’t there for very few of his products,” Stahl said. “We went over trails one day, so it was interesting, but we worked well. It was burned almost over time. Devon and I had worked together years before. We had a couple of scenes together in a movie called 388 Arletta Avenue. ”
“That film was there, but I’ve always loved it. We first met back in the 90s, during the Final destination and Anxious behavior days, ”Sawa said. “I think he, me and Charlie Sheen were at a party together at some point, so we’ve known each other ever since. I love the stuff he made, and I hope to work with him again one day. “
Stahl continued, “I really enjoyed Devon when I came to see it. He nails it. It was just a very hard achievement. I texted him about it. ”
“I wasn’t there for Nick’s work and filming the end of the film. When I got the link for the finished movie, I watched the other parts for the first time. I was like, ‘Okay, we have a really nice little film.’ I like Nick ‘s choices Hunter the Hunter for he might have tried to be far above the top, but it didn’t go that way, and it felt real and organic. That’s what made him more worried. I think he did an admirable job. I don’t know how but this movie found me and when I read it, and I liked it. I enjoyed it so much after seeing it. ”
it is Hunter the Hunterconcluding happily, one of the best acts of the year, which will be on the minds of listeners. That’s where Stahl had to go the extra mile.
“I don’t know why this is, but I tend to do prosthetics a lot. Whether it’s for death scenes or whatever, from a young age, for some reason, my characters die a lot. It seems like I’m always in this chair getting this stuff glued to my face or body, ”he said. “I’ve learned to deal with it, but at the same time I hate it because it’s uncomfortable. Not my favorite thing to do, but here it was fun and gloomy at the same time. What we did here was unique because they had to decorate my body where they would remove part of the prosthetics in sight, so my own skin had to be made to look in a certain way under the materials that -outside. ”
“It was a long and tedious process but it was well worth it when you see the end result. I didn’t have even the worst of it. When you see the whole body burned, there was a strange man who did that, and this poor man was covered with a toe, so I didn’t feel so bad after seeing this man. ”
Sawa agreed, “Good screenwriters don’t get into the details of some of the material. It depends on the imagination of the special effects people and the actor playing the part, and hopefully it all comes together on the day. He made it real here. What was written in the script was very gnarly, but when it comes to life, it looks like, ‘Oh wow, there you go.’ With these things, it can go one way, but this is well accomplished.
The dark intensity of Hunter the Hunter appropriate in 2020, the year which also marks the 15th anniversary of the end of the famous HBO series Stahl, Carnival. In the age of top TV, would the actor, who played the main character Ben Hawkins, see his future revival?
“I have to be honest, I don’t think it will happen at this stage, but I believe you will never know. I think it was such rich material and such a good selection of characters, and such an interesting story, ”said Stahl. “I loved that job, and I was also my first TV fan. I had never made films before. I haven’t been a regular on TV shows since. It was new to me to stick with one character for so long. I think there was all sorts of potential for where the career could go, where the story could go. It would be amazing if that happened. ”
“When it comes to film, I have my question before, especially recently, and that could be because HBO made a film for him. Dead wood not too long ago. I believe that’s why I can’t rule it out. I have never been told by anyone who did the show, but that is not a bad idea. We should examine that. ”
Hunter the Hunter in select theaters, on Digital, and On Demand, from Friday, December 18, 2020.