Daniel Isn’t Real is the new film from writer/director Adam Egypt Mortimer, who we first talked to back in 2013 following the release of his comic book Balistic, which he worked on with artist Darick Robertson. As per the logline:
Troubled college freshman Luke (Miles Robbins) suffers a violent family trauma and resurrects his childhood imaginary friend Daniel (Patrick Schwarzenegger) to help him cope. Charismatic and full of manic energy, Daniel helps Luke to achieve his dreams, before pushing him to the very edge of sanity and into a desperate struggle for control of his mind — and his soul.
While both Balistic and Mortimer’s previous film Some Kind of Hate were strong offerings, Daniel Isn’t Real is a huge accomplishment. From the performances to the visual style, I can’t remember seeing something a genre film so compelling and unique, and I told Adam as much in an email.
Today you can hear our exclusive interview where we talk about the film, its connection to Adam’s previous work, and some thoughts on one of our favourite songwriters.
Daniel Isn’t Real is in Theaters and available on-demand and digital now.