The Flood: An interview with director Anthony Woodley and star Ivanno Jeremiah
When hardened immigration officer Wendy (Lena Headey) is offered a high-profile asylum case, she is immediately instructed to carry out a string of interrogations in order to find out whether refugee Haile (Ivanno Jeremiah) has ulterior motives in making his 5,000 kilometre journey across oceans and seas, just for that one chance of being able to seek sanctuary in the UK. But as the case progresses, so too does Wendy’s connection with Haile, much to the detriment of her peers, who propose that duty comes first – before humanity.
We were fortunate to speak with the director of The Flood, Anthony Woodley, together with the film’s leading star, Ivanno Jeremiah, to learn some more about the project, as well as what it was like to film in the harrowing conditions of The Jungle – Calais’ notorious migrant camp.
The Flood is released in select cinemas and on demand on 21st June 2019. Read our review here.
Watch the trailer for The Flood here: