Interview by Paul Salfen
Written and directed by Robbie Banfitch, The Outwaters takes viewers off the beaten path and into their own nightmares. The film plays out over three memory cards found in a sun-drenched section of the Mojave Desert. The footage within is that of a foursome, who set out to make a music video while camping, led by a charismatic LA filmmaker. Their trip starts out uneventful, though their peace is occasionally disrupted by unexplained sounds, vibrations, and unnatural animal behavior. Then one night everything changes, sending the foursome on a mind-bending trip through terror.
Robbie Banfitch– Writer/Director/Key Cast
Robbie Banfitch (born in New Brunswick, New Jersey) is an American screenwriter, film director, writer, actor, and musician. He attended School of Visual Arts in Manhattan (2003-2007) and currently resides in Los Angeles. He has previously worked for After Dark Films (2007-2009) and Greenpeace (2011-2020). His directing credits include The Outwaters, Tinsman Road, and Exvallis .
The Outwaters stars Banfitch, Angela Basolis, Michelle May, Scott Schamell and Leslie Ann Banfitch and features original music by Salem Belladonna. The film was produced by Beau J. Genot and Banfitch with Robert Abramoff serving as the executive producer.