Jenn Wexler is a writer-director and a producer for NYC’s Glass Eye Pix. Her producing credits include “Darling,” “Like Me,” and “Most Beautiful Island.” “The Ranger” is her directorial debut.
“The Ranger” will premiere at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival on March 12.
W&H: Describe the film for us in your own words.
Jw: Punk kids from the city clash with an overzealous park ranger in a candy-colored, retro-style horror/thriller.
W&H: What drew you to this story?
Jw: I’m a huge fan of ’80s punk movies like “The Return of the Living Dead,” and “Class of 1984,” and the teen slashers of the late ’90s are largely responsible for my personality, so I wanted to create a comic-book-style slasher film that encapsulated these influences.
W&H: What do you want people to think about when they are leaving the theater?
Jw: On one level, “The Ranger