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Diani and Devine Meet The Apocalypse
Two comedians. One apocalypse. When all power and communication systems mysteriously shut off, down on their luck comedians Gabriel Diani and Etta Devine pack up their things and hit the road in search of a safe haven to wait out the possible extinction event. Accompanied by their trusty dog Watson and their miserable cat Mrs. Peel, the duo must struggle against the mundane realities of the collapse of civilization while retaining their decency and rationality as the rest of humanity starts getting really, really weird.
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Diani and Devine Meet The Apocalypse

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Feature Film
90 minutes

Diani and Devine Meet The Apocalypse

Real life comedy duo and couple, Gabriel Diani and Etta Devine, play themselves as a modern day “Burns and Allen” struggling to make it in show business.

When all power and communication systems mysteriously shut off, they pack up their troubles and hit the road with their trusty dog, Watson, and their miserable cat Mrs. Peel in search of a safe haven to wait out the possible extinction event.

It’s like one of those old Bob Hope and Bing Crosby “Road to…” movies meets Cormac McCarthy’s “The Road.” But funnier.

Featuring appearances by Barry Bostwick (“Rocky Horror Picture Show”), Janet Varney (“The Legend of Korra”), Jonathan Silverman (“Weekend at Bernie’s”), Kirsten Vangsness (“Criminal Minds”), Armin Shimerman (“Star Trek: Deep Space 9), Harry Groener (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), and many more!

Filmmaker Notes:

Every generation thinks it will be the last. It was that existential dread which inspired us to make “Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse.” Well, that and desert landscapes make for great, cheap production design.

Apocalypse movies tend to have experts, people on the team who know where all the secret military installations are, how to hotwire a car, or how to fight real good.

Not this one.

We wanted to make a movie about all the mundane realities of the end of civilization, instead of the huge consequences, a movie about what it would be like for two people whose skills were rendered totally obsolete by the fall of civilization, people who probably weren’t going to survive the end times: people like us.

So we set out to make a semi-autobiographical movie where we played ourselves against an apocalyptic backdrop. It’s got forty-one speaking parts, tons of extras, a dog and a cat, and dozens of locations several hours drive away from where we live…. all of this on a micro-budget. Did we mention we’re too ambitious for our own good? But we also shot in our apartment. That was smart, at least. Well, sort of (remember to use layout board, kids!).

Making indie films is tough. Scratch that. Life is tough… for everyone. And sometimes it seems like we’re all on our own because we’re all running around doing our best to survive in this crazy, indifferent world. That’s really what this movie is about. Getting by. Even at the end of the world.

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Year(s) screened
  • 2017
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