“Encounter” is a weird sci-fi/drama hybrid and I’m all here for it.  Director Michael Pearce (“Beast”) started with sci-fi tropes then pull the cliches off and created searing Father-Sons drama with the fantastic Riz Ahmed as the dad to two fantastic child actors, Lucian-River Chauhan, and Aditya Geddada.  I spent some time with the actors for a behind-the-scenes look at “Encounter.” 

“Encounter” streams on Amazon Prime Video on Dec. 10th. 

I love, love, love Octavia Spencer.  Fantastic actress and great human being!  And she told me she couldn’t wait to see me in person!  Awwwww. 

In “Encounter,” she plays Hattie, Malik’s (Riz Ahmed) parole officer.  Take a look at my interview with the Oscar-winning actress about the sci-fi/drama film from writer/director Michael Pearce.  

Writer/director Michael Pearce created a film that started as a sci-fi movie and then became something else.  It’s a bit mind-blowing.  Take a look at our interview where he explained why he went with that creative direction.