'Intrusion,' Directed by Alumnus Adam Salky '08, Premieres on Netflix
BY Angeline Dimambro, September 9, 2021
Alumnus Adam Salky ’08 will have his new film, Intrusion, premiere on Netflix later this month.
Starring Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire, Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and Logan Marshall-Green (The Invitation, Devil) as married couple Meera and Henry, Intrusion takes place after a deadly home invasion at the couple’s dream house. Traumatized by the violent break-in, Meera begins to search for answers and learns that the real danger is just beginning.
In an interview with Decider, Salky gave some additional character context regarding Meera, the film’s protagonist.
“In the wake of her remission [from breast cancer], Meera and Henry moved to a small town away from Boston to reconnect and start this new chapter in life where she’s healthy,” Salky said. “When their house gets broken into twice in so many days, it makes Meera start to question why they moved to this place, and who the people around her really are. The movie is about the terrifying unknowability of people.”
Salky previously directed the drama I Smile Back (2015), which starred Sarah Silverman. The film earned Salky a nomination for the Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic Competition at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. With Intrusion, Salky turns to a different genre—the thriller.
“I grew up on thrillers. I love those kinds of movies,” Salky told Decider. “The whole idea behind making Intrusion was to make something that kept people in suspense and deliver them a big surprise at the end. And I hope that film does that for people.”
Intrusion will become available to stream on Netflix on September 22, 2021. Watch the trailer below.
Adam Salky is an LA-based director and producer. He made his feature film directorial debut with Dare, a Grand Jury Prize Nominee of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival in the Dramatic Competition Category. The film also marked the first starring role of Academy Award nominee Rooney Mara. Salky’s second feature film, I Smile Back (2015), stars Sarah Silverman in her first dramatic leading role and earned her the 2016 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role. In 2016, Salky was selected for the Warner Brothers Television Directors’ Workshop, and he has since directed three episodes of NBC’s hit show, Blindspot. He has served as an advisor at the Sundance Labs, guest lectured on directing at Columbia University and various high schools, and has taught directing at USC’s Graduate School of Cinematic Arts. A magna cum laude graduate of Emory University, Salky completed his MFA at Columbia University's Graduate School of the Arts Film Program where he directed several award-winning short films and was the recipient of the James Bridges Award.