Writer/director Michael Hurst’s latest film, “Paradox” is centered around a group of young scientists who have discovered the secret of time travel. When they test it by sending one of the group ahead one hour, they’re not prepared for the information that he brings back: within the hour, they’ll all die.
It’s an interesting premise for a sci-fi thriller, and you’ll have to watch the movie, which stars Malik Yoba (“New York Undercover,” “Copland”) and Zoe Bell (“Gossip Girl,” “Hawaii Five-O”) to find out what happens.
The British born Hurst has been working steadily in the film industry for two decades-plus, working in a variety of different crew positions, but in the last 10 years he has established himself as a working filmmaker, navigating the world of producing indie films. He has written and/or directed several features and some episodic TV, with credits including “The Darkroom,” featuring Lucy Lawless and veteran character actor Richard Riehle and “Room 6,” starring Christine Taylor.
Hurst has focused mostly on thrillers, a notoriously hard genre to write for and direct, especially in an indie setting. He has also found work as a script polisher. In this episode of the podcast, Hurst talks about “Paradox.” He also discusses the details of his early career and how he and his brother broke in with a self-funded micro-budget film.
You can also read a transcript of this episode.
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