Keep Going to The Movies
Peter Phok graced viewers with his presence on the September 29th episode of Dead Talk Live. Phok sat rapt and ready to delve into his latest project, Pearl (2022). However, the entire episode was more of an odyssey into his cinematic journey with collaborative colleague Ti West.
Phok wasted no time expounding upon his relationship with Ti, who both worked on the recent production Pearl and the previous production X (2022). According to Phok, Ti and him go a long way back, with numerous credits to their name. Despite their blossoming success, their collaborative partnership continues to flourish. His admiration for Ti was unmistakable. He spoke admirably about Ti’s ability to flesh out themes and add nuance, which sets apart his films from any other. In a reflective moment, Phok says of the process, “It is exciting to do something a little different and not expected.”
Peter Phok has a storied career attached to such films as The Sacrament (2013), The Innkeepers (2011), and 1BR (2019). As of late, his acclaim follows the 2022 tale of sexuality, depravity, and horror X and the current psycho-slasher prequel Pearl. One thing that becomes evident is Phok’s extensive imprint on both. It’s not unexpected the level of ease wherewith he could not only dig to the bare bones of the process but highlight character specifics. For example, he dissects Pearl’s importance to both films and the underpinnings of her psychotic personality. Even when it comes down to the more minute details of Pearl’s timeline and plot points, he radiates a great deal of confidence. Viewers will notice his elation has a much larger scope than Pearl and X.
Phok’s Storied Career
Ultimately, Phok’s fervor is pointed toward his entire career in cinema, which spans over a decade. The glint in his demeanor is unmistakable when he revels in the memory of his industry origins and most prized projects. In a spotlight moment, Phok is enraptured as he recalls the memory of the film which he most holds dear; a point where he felt he’d “graduated to something bigger.” We can adequately summarize the sentiment that undergirds Phok’s experience as improbable introductions can lead to extraordinary outcomes.
Peter Phok’s interview is not to be missed. He is a beautiful example of when enthusiasm and skill intermarry. One of the most memorable segments is his closing, wherein he issues the purest but most compelling call to action for fans of all things cinematic: “Keep going to the movies!”
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Thank You, and Stay Walking!
Dead Talk Live (2022)