The Eggs Are Cold; the Tension is High; the End is Near
The Apocalypse is Dessert
In Todd Berger’s Dark Domestic Comedy
It’s A Disaster
Stars Julia Stiles, David Cross, America Ferrara
Opens in Toronto – April 19 – The Carlton Cinemas
other Canadian cities to follow
“One of the funniest films of recent vintage” – The Hollywood Reporter
“ Darkly hilarious” – The Playlist
“Smart” – Variety
There’s something about the end of the world that stimulates imaginations. It can be an excuse to take to the road or to take shelter, to kill zombies or to bond with strangers.
And sometimes – as in Todd Berger’s darkly-hilarious It’s A Disaster – it’s an excuse to carry on a high-voltage unraveling of emotional issues in the face of death.
Opening in Canada April 19 from Video Services Corp and Oscilloscope Laboratories, It’s A Disaster, starring Julia Stiles, David Cross, and America Ferrara, is a claustrophobic close-up of what impending Armageddon does to eight L.A thirtysomethings who are “enjoying” a regular couple’s brunch, loaded with barely-concealed grudges, relationship crises and annoying personality quirks.
In It’s A Disaster, about-to-divorce hosts Pete (Blaise Miller) and Emma (Erinn Hayes) welcome their odd lot of friends, including dating-casualty Tracy (Stiles) and her new boyfriend Glenn (Cross), as well as the sexually-adventurous Lexi (Rachel Boston) and Buck (Kevin Brennan). There’s also pop culture nerd Shane (Jeff Grace), who dilutes his socializing by keeping track of a rare comic auction, to the annoyance of his long-suffering fiancee Hedy (Ferrara).
And then an emergency official delivers the news. Los Angeles has been hit by dirty bombs, and their best survival bet is to hunker down in their house (and, oh yeah, use plenty of duct tape).
It’s A Disaster had its world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival. It won the audience award at the New Orleans Film Festival and jury prizes at the Edmonton Film Festival and Oregon’s BendFilm Festival.
Todd Berger is an L.A.-based actor/writer/filmmaker, whose first feature, THE SCENESTERS, played at more than 30 film festivals in 2010 and took home the Most Interesting Film title at Slamdance. His feature-length documentary DON’T EAT THE BABY: ADVENTURES AT POST-KATRINA MARDI GRAS played on the final night of the 2007 New Orleans Film Festival.
About Video Services Corp.
Founded by former rock critic Jonathan Gross and celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2013, Video Services Corp. is a leading independent film distributor with offices in Toronto and Los Angeles. Recent releases from VSC include the second season of the hit series Portlandia and the theatrical films Union Square, starring Oscar® winner Mira Sorvino and The Matchmaker from director Avi Nesher. VSC also owns the e-commerce websites sportonvideo.com, laffstock.com and jewishflicks.com. http://videoservicescorp.com/
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