David Slade on directing ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’ interactive film: ‘No one had ever done this before’ [Red Carpet Video]

David Slade on directing ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’ interactive film: ‘No one had ever done this before’ [Red Carpet Video]
“Oh no, I wouldn’t do that. Why would you want to interact with television?” That was David Slade‘s response when the “Black Mirror” showrunners Annabel Jones and Charlie Brooker approached him to direct their interactive movie “Bandersnatch,” Slade recounts to Gold Derby on the red carpet for a recent Emmy event hosted by Netflix. Slade explains, “The bad news was no one had ever done this before and the good news was that no one had ever done this before.”

SEEour previous interview with producer Russell McLean.

“I’m not going to make it look like your TV show. Is that okay?” That was Slade’s response when the showrunners approached him to direct an episode of the fourth season a year earlier. His episode titled “Metalhead” upended the “Black Mirror” esthetic as its only black-and-white installment to date and “Bandersnatch” represented another departure for the anthology — and television altogether.
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