by Kit Bowen 02 October, 2020
If you’re looking for some much-needed levity right now, Save Yourselves! is just the ticket.
The hilarious comedy centers on NYC couple Su (Sunita Mani) and Jack (John Reynolds), who decide to take a break from their iPhones, iPads, computers et. al. for a relaxing, self-explorative retreat in the woods.
Little do they know that while they are unplugged from the world, Earth is being attacked by aliens or “pouffes” – cute, cuddly and quite dangerous balls of fur. When Su and Jack finally get the hint something’s not quite right, they have to figure out a way to escape and survive in this brave new world.
Mani and Reynolds use their obvious expert improvisational skills to portray a modern couple dealing with their relationship – and the world ending -- but Save Yourselves is ultimately writer/directors Alex Huston Fischer and Eleanor Wilson’s brainchild. They do a fantastic job giving us an indie relationship comedy wrapped up in a 1950s sci-fi package.
ScreenPicks spoke with Fischer and Wilson about their motivations in making this film, their brilliant cast and some challenges (Lyme disease?) they faced filming in the woods.
Watch the interview below!