Video Interview: THE GIFT’s Joel Edgerton On What Frightens Him


THE GIFTPreston Barta // Features Editor

Fresh Fiction had the opportunity to sit down for an interview with writer/director/star Joel Edgerton (THE GREAT GATSBY, EXODUS), where we discussed his latest film, THE GIFT, and what frightens him.

THE GIFT opens nationwide on Friday, August 7th.

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Preston Barta

I have been working as a film journalist since 2010, dividing the first four years between radio broadcasting and entertainment writing in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. In 2014, I entered Fresh Fiction ( as the features editor. The following year, I stepped into the film critic position at the Denton Record-Chronicle, a daily North Texas print publication. My time is dedicated to writing theatrical film reviews, at-home entertainment columns, and conducting interviews with on-screen talent and filmmakers, as well as hosting a podcast devoted to genre filmmaking (called My Bloody Podcast). I've been married for seven happy years, and I have one son who is all about dinosaurs just like his dad.