‘Spider’, directed by Nash Edgerton


Today’s film is the 2007 short Spider. The film is directed by Nash Edgerton, who co-wrote the script with Animal Kingdom scribe David Michôd. Edgerton also stars in the short, alongside his brother Joel Edgerton, and reprised this character for his 2011 short Bear. Nash Edgerton built a career for himself as a stuntman, working in movies such as The Matrix and Superman Returns. He can currently be seen in theatres in the Kathryn Bigelow feature Zero Dark Thirty.


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