04/12/2013 12:03 am ET Updated Jun 11, 2013

Antiviral 's Brandon Cronenberg: The CFQ Interview

2013-04-11-Antiviral_STILL4_410.jpgAntiviral is set in an alternate-but-not-too-alternate universe where fame is everything, and the grand bulk of the economy seems built around markets in steaks cloned and viruses farmed from celebrities. The film marks the directing debut of Brandon Cronenberg -- son of David Cronenberg -- and while its biologic creepiness demonstrates a clear blood-line (we can't keep away from these metaphors), its clinical ambiance and dark humor are all its own.

I got to sit down with Brandon to discuss the promises and dangers of being gifted a distinctive legacy, and how this first feature throws a stark light on our present-day cult of celebrity. Click on the player button to hear the interview, or right-click the title to download.

Antiviral"s Brandon Cronenberg: The CFQ Interview