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On Netflix’s complicated Hold the Dark shoot, gratitude was the hardest part

To hear director Jeremy Saulnier and writer Macon Blair tell it, their Netflix movie Hold the Dark was both their easiest project to sell, and their most difficult to shoot. Saulnier and Blair grew up together, and have worked together throughout their careers. Blair produced Saulnier’s first three projects (2007’s Murder Party, their 2013 breakthrough Blue Ruin, and 2015’s standout Green Room), and has appeared in all four of his films, most memorably starring in Blue Ruin.

But they’ve never done a project like Hold the Dark, which Blair scripted as an adaptation of William Giraldi’s 2014 wilderness novel of the same name. Normally, Saulnier writes his own scripts; this is his first book adaptation, and his first time shooting a script…

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