The People Behind The Film
Jordan Lavery always found himself being interested in the psychology behind trauma and memories, and how that affects a person’s behaviors and mannerisms going forward.
With ‘The Getaway Kid’, the process became more enriching, as he explored more of himself and uncovered the uncanny reflections of the characters actions mimicking his own. He also noticed how the characters would project an image of themselves differently depending on who they would interact with.
With Montreal as a backdrop for the events that would precede this film, it would allow for flexibility in scenery and mood, one that permits the audience to follow Riley into a constantly changing environment evoking a sense of unfamiliarity; almost in constant perspective to Riley’s myopic view of reality.
The films eidetic depictions of the world around Riley speak for him, as he is often found to be a quiet and introverted character, with melodramatic views, however the actions of the more grounded characters find that the world Riley envisions is closer to reality than previously depicted.
We constantly change perspectives from character to character, and there is reconciliation in this. Not to prove which is more correct, but to understand that perspective is the only universal truth.
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