International Film Festival Rotterdam

Kevin Phillips – Super Dark Times #IFFR2017

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Youth as a great starting point for a feature debut.

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PODCAST | Matt Micucci interviews Kevin Phillips, director of SUPER DARK TIMES, from the 46th International Film Festival Rotterdam.

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Kevin Phillips presented his fiction feature directorial debut, SUPER DARK TIMES, at the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2017. Here, he explores such themes as youth, masculinity and friendships. Without giving too much away, he tells us why he was attracted by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski’s screenplay as well as why he thinks many first films by some of the best filmmakers deal with youth and childhood. Phillips comes from a cinematography background. Because SUPER DARK TIMES is his feature directorial debut, we ask him about how he works and what his approach to filmmaking is.

SUPER DARK TIMES: A terrible accident transforms best friends from high school Zach and Josh into enemies. This ambitious thriller is set in the American suburbs of the early 1990s – the pre-Columbine era. A refreshing debut, searching for the boundaries between adolescence and adulthood, courage and fear, good and evil.


  • Reporter
    Matt Micucci
  • Guest
    Kevin Phillips
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
    Super Dark Times
  • Festival section
    Bright Future
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