Everyone’s Going to Die / The Feature Film Project

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Everyone’s Going to Die, the feature directorial debut of British filmmaker duo Jones, is a quirky comedy that tells the story of two lost souls and one last chance. Melanie’s life in a seaside town is going nowhere until she meets Ray, back in town with a shady job to do. A moment’s escape becomes a chance to save themselves, and each other, and the oddball duo spend an incident-filled day roaming the streets and finding all sorts of unusual adventures. Everyone’s Going To Die, blending elements of darkly absurd crime comedy with misfit romance, is a modern British story about coming home, getting by and the redemptive power of feeling you’re not alone. A story where porn hotlines rub shoulders with sexy beavers on rollerskates; where the past is laid to rest, two lives are changed and nobody, finally, is going to die.
Everyone’s Going to Die is one of a new breed of British independent films where story is king. Shot on a tiny budget in the summer of 2012, the film stars Rob Knighton, a former carpet fitter in his first ever acting role, and German star Nora Tschirner. The film was shot over one month in a small seaside village, where local townspeople worked as crew, extras and supporting artists. The film was selected to World Premiere at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival, and then nominated for Best British Film at the 2013 Edinburgh International Film Festival. It is now this year’s selection for the 2nd Annual Feature Film Project. (Dir. by Jones, 2013, UK, 85 mins., Not Rated) Digital