21st Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 18-28, 2024

12th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 2024

Biosphere

United States, 2022 : Alberta Premiere
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In Cinema Globe Cinema
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description

In the not-too-distant future, the last two men on earth must adapt and evolve to save humanity, in veteran producer Mel Eslyn (THE ONE I LOVE)'s feature debut as director/co-writer (with Mark Duplass).

Billy (Mark Duplass) and Ray (Sterling K. Brown) are lifelong best friends, brothers from another mother – and the last two men on earth. Their survival is largely due to Ray, a brilliant scientist who designed a domed structure with all the systems necessary to sustain life on a planet that could no longer support it. Their custom biosphere is outfitted with basic necessities and creature comforts that make it possible to retain a sense of what life used to be like. A hydroponic garden provides fresh vegetables and a carefully managed fishpond supplies essential protein. Recently, however, fish have begun dying at an alarming rate. With a mere three fish remaining, Billy and Ray face an ominous future. But life may yet find a way.

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Toronto International Film Festival 2022

DIRECTOR'S BIO
Mel Eslyn is a film and TV producer, writer and director, and President of Duplass Brothers Productions. Winner of the 2016 Independent Spirit Producer's Award, Eslyn is the veteran producer behind films that include THE ONE I LOVE, Clea DuVall's debut THE INTERVENTION, Lynn Shelton's OUTSIDE IN, Miguel Arteta's DUCK BUTTER, Jeff Baena's HORSE GIRL, Natalie Morales' LANGUAGE LESSONS, and Roshan Sethi’s 7 DAYS, for which she won her 2nd Spirit Award. Most recently, she produced the breakout comedy SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE as well as Sam Jones' latest documentary TONY HAWK: UNTIL THE WHEELS FALL OFF. Upcoming releases include Sarah Adina Smith's THE DROP, Jeff Baena's SPIN ME ROUND, and Nnamdi Asomugha's debut feature THE KNIFE. BIOSPHERE is Eslyn's feature directorial debut.

press for Biosphere

"Like HUMPDAY, it’s an act of daring — we’re waiting for the movie to cop out because most movies do. This one doesn’t, and bravo for that."
- The Playlist
"Post-apocalyptic survival meets the anxious buddy humor of HUMPDAY in Biosphere, a mysterious and hilarious pic that really can’t be discussed much without saying things a prospective viewer would be better off not hearing."
- Hollywood Reporter

details

Narrative / Sci-Fi / Comedy / First Feature / Woman Director

English
106 minutes

credits

Director
Mel Eslyn

Executive Producers
Mark Duplass
Jay Duplass

Producers
Zackary Drucker
Mel Eslyn
Maddie Buis
Shuli Harel

Screenwriters
Mel Eslyn
Mark Duplass

Cinematographer
Nathan M. Miller

Cast
Sterling K. Brown
Mark Duplass

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