Part of SFFILM Festival
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
A surprising intrusion shocks Brooklyn hipsters vacationing at an isolated cabin in the woods in this breezy comedy about “getting away from it all.” Jack (John Reynolds) and Su (Sunita Mani) are a devoted couple, but inept when it comes to “adulting,” so survival is not a given when they come face to face with a potentially world-destroying force. Reynolds and Mani are delightful as a loving pair blundering their way through the apocalypse in an amiable farce buoyed by their hilarious performances, original storytelling, and amusing, low-tech effects.
‘Save Yourselves! knowingly digs deep into [a] long-time couple’s obvious ennui… and pulls out a winking contemporary comedy with a generous dash of cutesy sci-fi weirdness.” –Kate Erbland, IndieWire
Alex H. Fischer was named one of Filmmaker Magazine‘s “25 new faces of independent film” for 2017 and he was selected for the Sundance Institutes Screenwriters Lab and Creative Producing Summit. His unproduced screenplay Nobody Nothing Nowhere was included on the 2018 Black List. His films include the sorts For Maya (2016) and Snowy Bing Bongs Across the North Star Combat Zone (2017). Save Yourselves! is his first feature.
Elizabeth Wilson is a director, writer, and producer who makes her feature directing debut with Save Yourselves!. Her short films include Possum (2013), Two Lanes (2014), Everything All at Once (2015), and Low Road (2018). She is a recipient of Film Victoria Producer’s Attachment, the Future of Film is Female grant, and a number of writing residencies.
Director Alex H. Fischer, Eleanor Wilson
Producer Kara Durrett, Mandy Tagger, Adi Ezroni
Writer Alex H. Fischer, Eleanor Wilson
Editor Sofi Marshall
Cinematographer Matt Clegg
Music Andrew Orkin, Kyle McKeveny
Cast Sunita Mani, John Reynolds, Ben Sinclair
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