NITRAM: An interview with director Justin Kurzel

The Nitram director discusses the highly contentious film and gun reform, and why this was the most difficult project of his career.
Justin Kurzel on set of Nitram with Caleb Landry Jones

Nitram director Justin Kurzel remembers vividly the mix of fear and unease he felt when he got a message from his frequent collaborator and writer, Shaun Grant, that he had written a screenplay based on the 1996 Port Arthur Massacre. The thought still makes him wince with discomfort, Kurzel tells ScreenHub via Zoom.

‘I received an email out of the blue from Shaun. It was Nitram. I was very apprehensive about reading it and quite shocked.’

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Anthony Frajman is a film critic, reviewer and cinephile originally from Melbourne, Australia. His film reviews and articles have appeared in FilmInk, Senses of Cinema and more.

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