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It’s hard to come up with a new spin on the traditional home invasion thriller yet Jeremy Power Regimbal (along with writer and lead actor Joshua Close)  has done it with his debut feature In Their Skin , a quietly intense look at class envy that’s screening at this year’s Toronto After Dark Film Festival and is set to  open in Toronto and Vancouver  on Friday, October 26, 2012.

Toronto Film Scene caught up with Regimbal before his Toronto After Dark screening to talk about the film.

Describe your film in 10 words or less:
Obsession, Perfection, Grieving, Violence // YOURS IS THE LIFE THEY’VE CHOSEN

Where did the idea for the film come from?
Justin & Josh Close as well as myself went on a road trip from Vancouver to LA with a plan to come up with a concept for a thriller screenplay and along the way we stopped at a lot of creepy roadside gas stations and little towns through Oregon that had this really eery almost (David) Lynch vibe to them and it just grew from there and then the talented Josh Close crafted an amazing screenplay!

Jeremy Power Regimbal, director of “In Their Skin”

What’s the one thing you want people to know about your film?
That you should watch it with the lights off and turned up loud!

What was the best thing about production? The most frustrating?
The best thing about production was the amazing crew and family vibe we created on set. It was such a special experience in that way having so many friends/crew that came out to support!

The most frustrating thing… was just the tight shooting schedule we were under but we also had a lot of fun thinking on our feet  about how to keep it beautiful and still keep on schedule!

What are you working on now?
We have a few films in development stages right now we’re planning to shoot in 2013 alongside the other divisions of our company THE LAB MEDIA GROUP (Films, Magazine, TV). Outside of our films we create all types of content and are constantly looking to expand The Lab Empire!

In Their Skin screens at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival on Thursday, October 25, 2012  at 6:45pm. The film opens on Friday, October 26, 2012 at The Royal Cinema.