Diani and Devine Meet the Apocalypse is the Dark Diamond of AFF
Every so often you stumble across an indie film that’s so fresh and lively sparkling and tightly edited that you can see the platonic ideal of what a film comedy should be. “Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse“ is that movie.
I fell into the film at an afternoon screening at the Austin Film Festival, where I’d already had a day. When I got there, the theater was sold out, but when the staff looked more carefully there was one seat in the middle of the front row! My grumpiness and I took the seat.
Turns out that I had barely squeaked into a film that shines as brightly as “Shaun of the Dead” “The World’s End” or “Night of the Living Dorks” in terms of a comedic response the the most overwhelming tragedy of all. I was transformed from grumpalump to human by this film!
This is the tale of an ordinary couple on the bottom rungs of the entertainment industry in Los Angeles, who wake up one day to find that their concerns have changed from finding a manager and booking some gigs to just surviving the apocalypse. They have to go about siphoning gas, finding food, having painful conversations with people who might want to eat them, as well as trying to keep their two pampered pets alive.
Self -written and indie-financed,”Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse” is a project well worth seeing if you love movies and love what can be done by a great script, great acting and just enough money to make something that looks as polished and professional as any indie movie can be.
“Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse” is a darkly sparkling diamond just looking for the right setting, distribution and audience. Go see it while you have the chance.
If you are in Austin, “Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse” has a buzz screening tonight at the Austin Film Festival, 7 p.m. at the Rollins Theatre at the Long Center.
So impressed by the film! Really hoping that someone snaps up this gem for distribution! It needs a bigger audience than just the Austin Film Festival .