A new featurette explores the aural world of 'Kin'
In theaters next week is the new sci-fi thriller “Kin,” starring Jack Reynor, Zoë Kravitz, Carrie Coon, Dennis Quaid and James Franco along with, in his feature film debut, Myles Truitt. In anticipation of the film’s release, Lionsgate has brought online a behind the scenes featurette that explores the movie’s otherworldly audio. In the player above, you can watch as sound designer Joseph Fraioli takes you through his creative process.
“Kin” follows 14-year-old African-American Eli (Truitt), who lives in Detroit with his adoptive father Hal (Quaid), a compassionate yet strict construction site supervisor and widower who senses Eli falling into delinquency. While exploring an abandoned building site looking for materials to scrap for extra money, Eli happens upon the aftermath of an otherworldly shoot-out. In the debris, he finds an unusual-looking metallic box and takes it home. He doesn’t know what it is, but holding it seems to activate it, and Eli decides to guard it preciously.
At the same time, Eli’s older, white brother Jimmy (Reynor) – Hal’s biological son – has just come home from a prison stint, eager to reconnect with Eli and mend an estranged relationship with their father. But Jimmy also harbors a most pressing need: to pay back local gangster Taylor (Franco), the man who kept him alive inside.
After Jimmy’s dangerous attempt to secure the money ends tragically, he hits the road, with Eli – and his strange new possession – in tow. Chased by a criminal bent on revenge, and two otherworldly beings in pursuit of their missing hardware, Jimmy and Eli are forced to go on the run. With the help of a friendly stranger named Milly (Kravitz) they pick up along the way, these lost brothers realize quickly the consequences of their actions, and their secrets.
But for Eli, learning what this mysterious and powerful weapon can accomplish becomes more than just a case of protection – it might also reveal his destiny.