Featuring: Chelsea David, Nina Ganet, Adam Overberg and Kevin Wehby
Director: Michael Glover Smith
Written: Michael Glover Smith
Produced: Clare Kosinski
Length: 73 minutes
Available: Aug 30, 2016
Cool Apocalypse will make its International Premiere at the Lumiere 6th CinemAvvenire Film Festival in Rome, Italy in 2016.
A tale of modern love in the vein of Richard Linklater and Eric Rohmer: the plot intertwines the stories of two very different relationships – one of which is about to begin and the other of which has just ended. The lives of the four principal characters, all recent college graduates in their early-to-mid-20s, intersect over a period of 24 hours. Through the interactions of these creative and soulful young people — an aspiring novelist, a feminist blogger and a pair of video journalists — viewers become privy to provocative and playful insights into how men and women relate to each other at different stages of a relationship.
My goal in making Cool Apocalypse was to tell a simple story about people and relationships. I specifically wanted to collaborate more closely with actors than I ever had before — and I’m very proud of my lead performers, Nina, Chelsea, Adam and Kevin, for working so hard at mining each and every scene for psychological and emotional truth. I hope that everyone who sees the end result finds it relatable on a human scale. I also wanted to make a true “Chicago movie” — one that captures the unique rhythms of life in my hometown, by showing how some of its inhabitants live, work and play over the course of a single day.
A look behind the scenes by Emmy-winning filmaker Pierre Katter
Audio commentary by director Michael Glover Smith
Best Dramatic Feature 2015 Illinois International Film Festival
Best Director Michael Glover Smith 2015 South Carolina Cultural Film Festival
Best Narrative Feature 2015 Full Bloom Film Festival