By George Bate & Josh Reilly B.
There’s nothing like a dark and seedy crime thriller. They’re filled with vile characters doing horrible things and yet, for some perplexing reason, you can’t take your eyes off the screen. This is exactly what it feels like to watch Blood for Dust, a slow-burn crime thriller starring Scoot McNairy and Kit Harington.
Blood for Dust, which recently made its premiere at Tribeca Festival, follows Cliff (played by Argo‘s Scoot McNairy), a traveling salesman in the 1990s who hopes to overcome financial struggles when he is approached by an old friend Ricky (played by Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington). Ricky introduces Cliff to a cartel leader to start running drugs and guns across state lines, a decision that has grave consequences for all involved.
The HoloFiles had the amazing opportunity to speak with director Rod Blackhurst about his dark and unnerving new film. Blackhurst previously directed and produced the Netflix original documentary Amanda Knox and the Tribeca Festival Audience Award Winning narrative feature Here Alone. Check out our interview with Blackhurst below:
Read our review of Blood for Dust below: