We’ve seen our fair share of post-apocalyptic tales, some of which have been great, and some erring on the side of cringe. But never have we seen apocalyptic Brisbane portrayed on the big screen, until now. The new Australian indie film A Guide To Dating at the End Of The World is gearing up for its World Premiere Season this month, with an opening in the same city it’s filmed and set in: our home.
The plot: it’s the year 2010 and a woman named Alex survives the apocalypse. Within the empty streets of Brisbane, she re-encounters a blind date that her friends set her up with pre-apocalypse. This is a hilarious dynamic because it appears that Alex previously told her friends she ‘wouldn’t see him again even if he were the last man on earth!’
As the story progresses, Alex starts to enjoy some qualities of John as they navigate being the last two standing.
Based on the trailer, it looks like we’re in for some fun, Aussie humour within a post-apocalyptic setting. The low-budget movie is filmed entirely in Brisbane and has a Queensland cast and crew. It’s also Samuel Gay’s directorial debut.
“Seeing a genuine Brisbane-indie film, and one which is clearly set in Brisbane, is something I wanted to help make happen,” says co-producer and distributor, Tait Brady. “Sam and his team worked for years to make and complete the film – it’s been a marathon but a fun ride.”
A Guide To Dating at the End Of The World will only be on the big screen in Brisbane for a limited time.
You can catch all the action at Palace Barracks Cinema from Friday, August 26 – Sunday, August 7 as well as Wednesday, August 31.
Nab your tickets here.