About

Jack (John Reynolds) and Su (Sunita Mani) are a hip Brooklyn couple who, like many of their friends, find themselves dependent on technology and unable to put down their phones. Fearing their mindless scrolling may impact their connection with each other, they seize the chance to head to an isolated cabin in the woods, vowing to unplug from the outside world for a week. Sheltered from texts and push notifications, they are blissfully unaware when aliens attack the earth. As strange events unfold, the couple must figure out a way back to civilization—or what’s left of it.

Writer-directors Eleanor Wilson and Alex Huston Fischer (Snowy Bing Bongs) have crafted a zany sci-fi comedy as hilarious as it is thrilling, taking a millennial worst-case scenario and lighting it on fire. Reynolds’s and Mani’s engaging performances bring to life razor-sharp writing that affectionately satirizes modern life and love. Ultimately, Save Yourselves! is an ode to an internet-savvy generation that has never known connection without autocorrection.

Closed captioning is available for this film.


SPECIAL FREE SCREENING: As our way of saying thank you for supporting independent storytellers we are offering a free screening of this film on Friday, January 30, 11:59 p.m. at Tower Theatre. To get tickets join the eWaitlist online or on the Festival app two hours before film start time.


YEAR 2019

CATEGORY U.S. Dramatic Competition

COUNTRY U.S.A.

RUN TIME 93 min

COMPANY Endeavor Sales

EMAIL dmcintosh@endeavorcontent.com

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Artist Bio

Alex Huston Fischer

Alex is a writer/director whose work has screened at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, American Film Festival, and BAFICI. His last film, Snowy Bing Bongs, premiered at the 2017 BAMcinemaFest. Alex was named in Filmmaker magazine's "25 new faces of independent film" and selected for the Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab and Creative Producing Summit, IFP Project Forum, and 2018 Black List.


Eleanor Wilson

Eleanor is a writer/director/producer whose award-winning short films—Possum, Everything All at Once, and Low Road—have screened at MoMA, countless film festivals, and SundanceTV. She is a recipient of the Future of Film is Female grant, Film Victoria Producer's Attachment, and numerous writing residencies.