Relax, I'm From The FutureCanada, 2023 : Alberta Premiere
RELAX, I’M FROM THE FUTURE follows Casper (Rhys Darby, FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS), a charming, but embarrassingly underprepared Time Traveller, now trapped in the past.
When Casper befriends Holly (Gabrielle Graham), a jaded drifter, she helps him exploit his trivial knowledge of the future for a series of quick payouts, oblivious to the consequences they have set in motion. When Doris (Janine Theriault), a more competent Time Traveller, tracks them down, Casper and Holly are forced to figure out what they mean to each other and whether the future they’ve threatened is even worth saving. Will they embrace their fate, or do they have the courage to change it? RELAX, I’M FROM THE FUTURE is the feature directorial debut from Writer/Director/Editor Luke Higginson, based on his short film of the same name that premiered at TIFF in 2013.
Fantasia International Film Festival 2022
Blood In the Snow Film Festival 2022
FIN Atlantic International Film Festival 2022
Victoria Independent Film and Video Festival 2023
Kingston Canadian Film Festival 2023
Luke Higginson is a graduate of Ryerson University’s Film program, and has written and directed several shorts. One of these was the short film version of RELAX, I’M FROM THE FUTURE, and was an official selection of the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. Luke also works as a professional film and TV editor. He has cut eight feature films and dozens of shorts, often appearing on-set as a creative consultant and being heavily involved from Pre-Production to Post.
press for Relax, I'm From The Future
"As an excellent mix of comedy and science fiction, neither overwhelms the other genre."- FILMHOUNDS Magazine
"A delightful comedic romp with genuine heart."- That Shelf
screened with a short film
2023, 8 m 40 s, Canada (Calgary), Director David FeehanA young man struggles to prove his own humanity after he finds himself unable to tick the definitive "I'm not a robot" box in an online CAPTCHA test.
Narrative / Sci-Fi / Comedy / First FeatureEnglish
Director Luke Higginson in attendance for in-person Q&A
James van der Woerd
Russ De Jong
Winner, Audience Award Bronze Best Canadian Feature Fantasia Film Festival 2022
Winner, Jury Prize Best Picture, Blood in the Snow Canadian Film Festival 2022