By James Lindorf
This Valentine’s day, Cinedigm brings you a different take on the spy genre with Spy Intervention. After about a half dozen shorts, Director Drew Mylrea is making his feature-length debut with a script from Mark Famiglietti and Lane Garrison, who recently teamed up for the 2019 Rom-Com The Divorce Party. Spy Intervention follows Drew Van Acker as Corey Gage, the best secret agent man around, but Corey’s life changes when he falls for Pam (Poppy Delevingne) and trades in a world of espionage for a 9-5 and weekly trips to the local home improvement store. A new threat leads a former colleague (Blake Anderson) to pull Corey back into action, putting his marriage in as much danger as the rest of the world.
I was lucky enough to talk with Drew Mylrea about their unique approach, Spy Intervention, and what makes it unlike any spy movie out there. While there are strong connections to films like RED, Austin Powers, Get Smart, and True Lies, there is nothing quite like this film, and most of that credit goes to Mylrea, who was also the film’s editor. Take a listen and hear about some of the movies used for inspiration, how they made things work on the suit budget of a typical 007 film, and the unconventional path used to round out the cast.