On the 18th of August the UK sees the release of Everything Everything, a heartfelt exploration of young love under the shadow of a debilitating illness. Based on the young adult book by Nicola Yoon, the film makes its way over to these shores following a decent turn overseas, and last month James Kleinmann sat down to talk to the leading cast and the director.

First he spoke to Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson about building their relationship on film, making the leap from blockbusters to indie films and how they found working within the YA genre.

James was able to talk with to Anika Noni Rose & Ana de la Reguera about what drew them to film, the originality and the whimsical romance, as well as the maternal dynamic created within the four central roles. He also found out which movie they can each return to time and time again, without tiring of it.

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Finally he sat down with the director to find out about the cinematic potential of Yoon’s novel and how Meghie approached it. This includes the creative way she found to keep the visual inventiveness ripe while dealing with the text message scenes. There is also discussion on finding the right soundtrack to enrich and enhance the film.

Here’s the final interview.

Everything Everything Plot Synopsis

Plot: Maddy (Amandla Stenberg) is a smart, curious and imaginative 18-year-old who is unable to leave the protection of the hermetically-sealed environment within her house because of an illness. Olly (Nick Robinson) is the boy next door who won’t let that stop them from being together. Gazing through windows and talking only through texts, Maddy and Olly form a deep bond that leads them to risk everything to be together, even if it means losing everything.