Films That Influenced 'Run'—Director’s Notes from Aneesh Chaganty

Aneesh Chaganty gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the preparation process for Run, his second feature film, available on Hulu now. Read our accompanying interview with Aneesh, and follow him on Letterboxd.

Note from Aneesh, November 2020:

“Before shooting Run, Natalie Qasabian (the producer) had the idea to create a film library for the crew to check out all the film’s inspirations. And because the movie intentionally tries to borrow a lot from some classics—both on a visual and storytelling level—I thought that was a great suggestion. So I put together the following list and on each DVD, I wrote a small blurb about why that film was an important inspiration or reference to Run. The notes below contain exactly…

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  • 10 Cloverfield Lane
  • Misery
  • Rear Window
  • Unbreakable
  • A Quiet Place
  • Signs
  • Get Out
  • Hush
  • Psycho
  • Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol