Filmmaker Justin G. Dyck Brings “Grounded Approach” To ‘Anything For Jackson’

Find Your Film co-host Bruce Purkey absoutely loved Anything for Jackson, and that “reverse exorcism” thriller is now streaming on Shudder. Take a listen to Purkey’s full interview with director Justin G. Dyck on our latest episode!

Sheila McCarthy and Julian Richings in “Anything for Jackson” (Shudder)

Thanks to Bruce Purkey, I am now obsessed with the works of directors Mario Bava and Dario Argento, and Anything for Jackson should tip the scales for me to finally subscribe to Shudder.

Take a listen to Bruce’s interview below, and a timecode breakdown of the chat is also included!

Director Justin G. Dyck Interview (Conducted by Bruce Purkey)

2:47 – Anything for Jackson premiered at the Fantasia Festival and then hit Shudder on December 3.
5:08 – Justin G. Dyck on shooting family movies before making Anything for Jackson. He described it as a “fantastic day job.”
10:25 – On the grounded approach to the storytelling.
12:07 – Although the a lot of viewers found the movie funny, Dyck did not intend to make it a pure comedy. Instead, the comedy is more of a situational one.
13:56 – On upending and bringing a sense of subversion into an exorcism movie.
15:47 – As a fan of suspense thrillers, Justin talks about subverting that genre as well.
18:15 – Justin recommends a film from his friend called Letters to Satan Claus.
19:37 – A movie that was super impactful for Justin G. Dyck was The Princess Bride. He also discusses growing up during the early years of Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez and how their own successes inspired him.
21:51 – This film was a low budget labor of love.

Now streaming on Shudder, Anything for Jackson stars Sheila McCarthy, Julian Richings and Konstantina Mantelos.

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