M. Night Shyamalan
’s “Old” is a family affair, at least behind the scenes.
The film follows a group of tourists staying at a luxury resort who discover that the secluded beach where they are relaxing causes them to rapidly age. At one point, Maddox — the character played by Alexa Swinton
and Thomasin McKenzie
— sings a song in the film, titled “Remain
.” The song was written by Shyamalan’s daughter, Saleka Shyamalan
, a singer and songwriter.
The second unit director of the film is his other daughter, Ishana Shyamalan
, a recent graduate of New York University. The two had previously collaborated on Shyamalan’s Apple TV Plus series, “Servant.”
Below, she talks about working with her father, learning from him and growing up watching horror films.
How did this job come about for you?
It happened randomly. I was doing work on “Servant,” and he pitched it to me far in advance.