Arrow Films will release the critically acclaimed jet-black British comedy feature film A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life in the United States and Canada on iTunes and Digital HD on January 13th, 2020.
Described as “Sightseers meets Thelma and Louise” (Deborah Haywood, Pin Cushion), A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life is the debut feature film from writer-director Staten Cousins Roe, produced by Forward Motion Pictures – a multi-award-winning production company run by husband-and-wife duo Staten Cousins Roe and Poppy Roe, in addition to producers Charity Wakefield and Giles Alderson. A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life was inspired by the duo’s acclaimed short film This Way Out, which screened on HBO and Sundance Channel and received multiple awards.
Following its successful U.K. premiere at Arrow Video FrightFest 2019 in August, female-led A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life is a must-see this January. The film stars Olivier Award-winning Katie Brayben (Doctor Who, King Charles III, This Way Out), Poppy Roe (This Way Out, Drawn, The Leisure Class), Ben Lloyd-Hughes (Divergent, Me Before You, Malevolent) and Emmy-nominated Sian Clifford (Fleabag, Vanity Fair, Dodgy Dave).
A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life follows Lou Farnt (Katie Brayben), a thirtysomething self-help addict who wants nothing more than to escape her overly controlling mother and the dead-end seaside town where she grew up. So when strange and strikingly confident new life coach Val (Poppy Roe) suddenly arrives on the scene and invites her on a road trip of alternative therapies, Lou finds the perfect opportunity to leave, and the perfect person to become. Unfortunately for Lou, Val’s a serial killer!
A Serial Killer’s Guide to Lifeis guaranteed to satisfy the self-help generation and the modern human’s blood lust.
Staten Cousins Roe said, “I started my first feature film, A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life, with a small dedicated team and a tiny budget. We shot at over 30 locations in only 2 weeks and edited it ourselves at home. At the festival premiere, the audience response was immense, and since then it’s gathered brilliant reviews. And now I’m excited to have my funny and violent road trip comedy become available to disturb audiences across the world. I followed the do-it-yourself first film approach of my heroes Christopher Nolan, the Coen brothers ,and Stanley Kubrick, and have made a truly independent film as my debut feature.”
A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life will be released on iTunes and Digital HD from January 13th, 2020.
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