Director Barnaby Clay Talks ‘The Seeding’ in Our Interview

The Seeding interview Barnaby Clay

April 17, 2024

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

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Absolutely brutal is the best way to describe The Seeding, writer-director Barnaby Clay’s feature horror debut. While Clay is a relative newcomer to the horror genre, he brings a wealth of experience from the world of music videos and documentaries. That’s evident in The Seeding’s unique, stunning visual style and well-crafted, unsettling atmosphere.

In The Seeding

In the film, a man, a lone hiker, enters the desert to film an eclipse. He becomes lost and dehydrated in the unforgiving desert. He finds hope when he stumbles upon his possible salvation. At the bottom of a creator sits a small cabin inhabited by a mysterious woman who welcomes him in. What starts as a desperate plea for help soon becomes a chilling fight for survival in the hot, unforgiving desert sun.

This tension-filled film stars the acclaimed actors Scott Haze (Venom, Jurassic World: Dominion) and Kate Lyn Sheil (You’re Next, V/H/S). Both give fantastic, chilling performances.

A Talk With the Director

I sat down with writer-director Barnaby Clay to discuss The Seeding (review) and the horrors that await viewers in the film. Which is an expertly delivered chilling tale filled with brutality and isolation that contrasts against a stunning, almost otherworldly backdrop. Watch as we discuss the film, its story, cast, the challenges of filming in the desert, and much more. Here’s what the director had to say about his film, The Seeding.

Watch The Seeding Now

Clay has created an unnerving film that will stay with you long after the credits roll. Luckily, you don’t have to wait to watch it. The Seeding is out now on VOD. Be sure to check it out. For more on Barnaby Clay and his projects, follow him on Instagram.



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