Interview with Corinna Faith, Director of “The Power”

Written and Directed by Corinna Faith, “The Power” is an upcoming highly anticipated chiller set to debut on the “Shudder” streaming service. Director Faith’s upcoming horror film stars Rose Williams as a young nurse named Val in 1974 London who is forced to overlook a desolate London hospital after the patients are evacuated to another hospital. Alone now, she’s forced to face secrets hiding within the hospital. “The Power” promises to be a bone chilling period piece, and BAFTA nominated Corinna Faith took time out for an interview.

Be sure to look for “The Power” on April 8th debuting exclusively on Shudder.

Thanks for your time! Please Introduce yourself!
Corinna Faith. I worked in TV factual docs for many years, then moved into drama shorts. “The Power” is my first feature film.

What is it that attracts you the horror genre for your chosen field of creative work?
The horror genre can be an exciting way to talk about political, or challenging issues, leading an audience towards them in an unexpected way. Perhaps issues that some audiences might shy away from if they were presented as straight drama. It is also an indelibly creative genre, visually. There are no boundaries to the images that can be created.

Who inspires you in your work and in life?
Telling stories that are meaningful to me on a personal level gives me the stamina I need to push projects on. Sharing ideas and connecting with audiences is what inspires and drives me.

Women in horror have made great strides, but it’s clear that a lot of work is still needed to make it a most inclusive genre. To you, what is the importance of a movement like the annual Women in Horror Month?
Women have always been present in this genre, but have been woefully underrepresented when it comes to betting financed. Female writers and directors in all genres, and diverse film makers of all kinds just need a lot more nurturing, opportunity and exposure.

What would you tell an up-and-coming creative in the world of horror who sees that being a woman/identifying as a woman as something that makes it so much more difficult at times?
I think the female voice is extremely strong in horror right now. Come join the party.

What are your favorite bits of helpful advice that you have received about your work or your field?
Not advice from anyone else, but the best piece of advice I think I give myself, when I need it, is to try not to get distracted by what others around you are doing. Stick to your own voice, whatever that is, and just push on.

Who do you believe viewers should keep an eye on in terms of the creative ladies in horror?
I’m excited to see what Rose Glass does next, after “St Maud.” I’m looking forward to seeing Prano Bailey-Bond’s film, Censor.

What do you have coming soon that you can talk to us about?
I’m working on a Netflix show in a similar space right now, but can’t say much more than that. Fans can keep updated on my Twitter: @corinnafaith