Mark Duplass and Sterling K. Brown Save the World – IndieWire

Mark Duplass and Sterling K. Brown search for best friends for the end of the world.

The duo play longtime friends who are the last survivors on the planet after the apocalypse in Mel Esyln’s feature debut, “Biosphere,” which was released at 2022 TIFF. The film is scheduled to be released by IFC Films.

According to the official synopsis, in the not too distant future, the last two men on Earth must adapt and evolve to save humanity. Billy (Mark Duplass) and Ray (Sterling K. Brown) are lifelong best friends, brothers from another mother; they also happen to be the last two men on earth. Their survival is due in large part to Ray, a brilliant scientist who designed the custom biosphere they call home, outfitting it with the creature comforts and necessities to support life on a doomed planet. When the population of their fish pond, which provides essential protein, begins to dwindle, the men find themselves facing a grim future. But life can still find a way.”

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Director Eslyn is president of Duplass Brothers Productions and has produced such films as “The One I Love,” “The Intervention,” “Outside In,” and “Horse Girl.” Eslyn recently produced the HBO comedy “Somebody Somewhere” and the Sam Jones documentary “Tony Hawk: Until the Wheels Fall Off.” He wrote and directed episodes for HBO’s “Room 104” and directed the docuseries “The Lady and the Dale” and “Cinema Toast.”

Eslyn produces “Biosphere” alongside Zackary Drucker, Maddie Buis and Shuli Harel. Eslyn and “Biosphere” lead star Duplass co-wrote the feature together.

IndieWire’s review of the film called it “funny and serious”, serving as a “thought experiment on gender and masculinity and (straight) male relationships in microcosm, throwing two cis Western men into the pressure cooker.” of environmental collapse, where social constructs that have ceased to matter still occasionally bubble to the surface.

The review continued: “‘Biosphere’ plays on a central theme of ‘sometimes things happen that can’t be rationally explained,’ but it doesn’t really go anywhere, and some may end up frustrated by where the film chooses in the narrative.” movie”. to the end, and whose loose threads are left untied. ‘Biosphere’ is great fun as a character study, but its ideas will leave you staring through its geodesic windows, wishing there was something else out there.”

“Biosphere” opens in theaters and on demand on July 7. Watch the trailer below.