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If there was one film that everyone was talking about at this year's TriBeCa Film Festival, it was "King Cobra." The critically-acclaimed feature follows the early career of Sean Paul Lockhart (played by Garrett Clayton) during his rise to stardom as the gay porn headliner Brent Corrigan. His exponential success in the industry however takes a dark turn after Lockhart falls out with the owner, director, and producer of his famous Cobra video, igniting the flames for an all-out porn turf war.

Between the explicit sex scenes, the high-profile cast -- which included James Franco, Christian Slater, Garrett Clayton, Keegan Allen, Alicia Silverstone, and Molly Ringwald -- and the twisted plot, it was no surprise that the movie gained a lot of buzz. But more than that, the most noteworthy aspect of the film is director Justin Kelly's incredible focus into the complexities of the human mind and the extreme lengths people are willing to go in pursuit of success. Kelly flexes his writing and directing expertise in "King Cobra," making the focal point about the characters' compulsions and actions and never imparting judgement. It's an incredible, unbiased look into the human psyche.

We recently sat down with writer/director Justin Kelly and producers Jordan Yale Levine and Scott Levenson about how they made the film, reception to their feature, and more!

And for more on TriBeCa Film Festival, scroll through the gallery below!

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Meet the creators of the most controversial film at this year'sTriBeCa Film Festival

Rapper Ludacris attended the 2015 Tribeca premiere of "Live From New York!" the highly anticipated SNL documentary.

(Photo by Grant Lamos IV/Getty Images for the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival)

Actress Gabourey Sidibe attended the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival Opening Night Gala & After Party on April 15, in a purple dress with matching lipstick.  (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for AT&T)

Comedian Kate McKinnon attended the 2015 Tribeca opening night premiere of "Live From New York!" on April 15.

(Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Actress Kelly Rutherford attended the premiere of 'Live From New York!' during the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival on April 15. She wears a super chic blue and black shift dress.

(Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)

SNL creator Lorne Michaels attended the world premiere of 'Live From New York!' during the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival.

(Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)

Actors Beck Bennett (L) and Bobby Moynihan attended the Opening Night premiere of 'Live From New York!' during the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival on April 15.

(Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival)

Former Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani and wife Judith Giuliani attended the world premiere of 'Live From New York!' during the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival on April 15.

(Photo by Grant Lamos IV/Getty Images for the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival)

Actors Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower attend the world premiere of 'Live From New York' during the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, which DeNiro co-founded in 2002.

(Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)

 Actress Olivia Wilde attended Tribeca Talks: Master Class: ARC Adorama Rental Company The Producers during the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival on April 16. She wore a Michael Kors F/W 2015 dress.  (Photo by Noam Galai/WireImage)

Jane Rosenthal who co-founded the festival with Robert DeNiro and Whoopi Goldberg attended the Tribeca Film Festival Juror Welcome Lunch on April 16 .

(Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival)

Actors Steve Buscemi and Vanessa Williams attended the Juror Welcome Lunch for the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival on April 16.

(Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival)

Actor Shia LaBeouf attended a screening of 'LoveTrue' during 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, sporting a bizarre new look including a long "rat tail" hairstyle, piercings in each ear and his eyebrow.  (Photo by Noam Galai/WireImage)
Star Wars/Indiana Jones creator and director  George Lucas attended Tribeca Talks: Director Series: George Lucas With Stephen Colbert during the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival on April 17. (Photo by Noam Galai/WireImage)

Stephen Colbert is almost unrecognizable at Tribeca where he sports a baseball cap and a long beard, before his Tribeca Talks: Director Series with George Lucas. 

(Photo by Noam Galai/WireImage)

Actor Christian Slater attended the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival after party for "The Adderall Diaries" on April 16.

(Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for 2015 Tribeca Film Festival)

Actress and the new Mrs. Johnny Depp, Amber Heard attends the Tribeca Film Festival world premiere of "The Adderall Diaries" on April 16.

(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Actor James Franco attended the Tribeca Film Festival world premiere of "The Adderall Diaries" on April 16.

(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Sex and the City actress Cynthia Nixon attended the Tribeca Film Festival world premiere of "The Adderall Diaries" on April 16.

(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Actress Dakota Fanning attended "For the Love of Cinema" Tribeca Film Festival gala dinner on April 16. She wore a gorgeous classic dress.

 (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)

Actress Laverne Cox attended the premiere of 'The Wannabe' on April 17. She kept her outfit simple, with a pop of color in her red handbag.

(Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival)

 Actor John Leguizamo attended the world premiere of 'Meadowland' on April 17.

 (Photo by Michael Stewart/WireImage)

 Actress Katie Holmes rocks a grunge look when she attended the Eternal Princess premiere.

(Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)

Actor Jason Sudeikis attended the premiere of 'Meadowland' on April 17. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images for 2015 Tribeca Film Festival)
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