Written by and starring Brea Grant (Heroes, Dexter) and Vera Miao (Brothers & Sisters), Best Friends Forever is “a clever dark comedy and heartfelt road trip buddy film wrapped in an apocalyptic disaster story, with two badass girls. Harriet, a perpetually optimistic comic-book artist, dreams of escaping her past in Los Angeles and hits the road for a new life in Austin, Texas. She drags Reba, her seemingly devil-may-care BFF, along for the ride. In the hush period following mysterious nuclear explosions, the girls are forced to ask: When faced with the end of the world – what is most important to you?”
Best Friends Forever marks the directing debut for Brea Grant, who successfully took to Kickstarter to help complete the post-production of the film last year. Grant chose to shoot the film on 16mm which works to her benefit as most micro-budget films nowadays get shot on video and Best Friends Forever looks far better than most films with similar budgets. Plus, with fewer and fewer movies being shot on film, I certainly appreciate and respect the choice to make a movie using the beloved format. I’m looking forward to getting the chance to see the movie soon and find out what Grant and Miao have in store for us. The film will have its premiere at Slamdance on Saturday, January 19th.
by Ben McBride
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