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Interview: PRODIGY Is Classic Science Fiction Storytelling

[images: Prodigy Film LLC]

There is a very dangerous young girl inside a secret government facility, intelligent in a way that is both exhilarating and terrifying, and unless one man can find a way to reach her…

Prodigy is a independent feature film about what makes us human, and recalls – intentionally – the classic style of The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits. Just as those TV shows often told stories that were actually more about the characters than the science fiction frames they lived in, PRODIGY takes the viewer into a character study of two smart, damaged people whose conversations may be the death of both of them.

Alex Haughey – one of the two writer/directors of the film, alongside Brian Vidal – stopped by The Bunker before the Kansas City Filmfest last week, where he talked about the inspirations and processes behind making Prodigy. Covering everything from the crucial – and somewhat unexpected – casting of star Savannah Liles as the titular character, to where the film and its creators go next, after all the great festival response.

Check out the trailer here:

Prodigy screens next on Monday, April 24th, at 8:15 PM at the RIVERSIDE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL in Riverside, CA.
For more info about the film, the cast and the crew:


Timothy Harvey

Timothy Harvey is a Kansas City based writer, director, actor and editor, with something of a passion for film noir movies. He was the art director for the horror films American Maniacs, Blood of Me, and the pilot for the science fiction series Paradox City. His own short films include the Noir Trilogy, 9 1/2 Years, The Statement of Randolph Carter - adapted for the screen by Jason Hunt - and the music video for IAMEVE’s Temptress. He’s a former President and board member for the Independent Filmmakers Coalition of Kansas City, and has served on the board of Film Society KC.

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