MOVIE WEB: Relax, I’m from the Future Featurette Teases Rhys Darby’s Sci-Fi Comedy Before Nov. 28 VOD Release
November 21, 2023
Rhys Darby takes us behind the scenes in this exclusive featurette for Relax, I’m From the Future.
Check out this exclusive behind the scenes featurette for the hilarious sci-fi comedy Relax, I'm from the Future starring Rhys Darby (Flight of the Conchords, Our Flag Means Death), Gabrielle Graham (In the Shadow of the Moon), Janinie Theriault (Pompeii) and Julian Richings (Man of Steel). Coming courtesy of Game Theory Films, Relax, I'm from the Future made its world premiere last month at Montreal’s Fantasia Fest and follows Darby as a time traveler who arrives in the 2020s in an attempt to prevent a major future catastrophe. Check out our exclusive featurette above.
As well as the new behind the scenes look, you can also check out the synopsis for Relax, I'm from the Future.
"Relax, I'm from the Future follows Casper, a charming, but embarrassingly underprepared Time Traveler, now trapped in the past. When he befriends Holly, 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, a more competent Time Traveler, tracks them down, Casper and Holly are forced to figure out exactly 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 of Luke Higginson, who also wrote the screenplay and edited the film, based on his short film of the same name that premiered at TIFF 10 years ago.
Darby stars as Casper, a time traveler trapped in the past who befriends Holly, a jaded drifter. They exploit his knowledge of the future, oblivious to the consequences they have set in motion, while a more competent time traveler, Doris, tries to stop them. The rest of the cast includes Gabrielle Graham as Holly, Janine Theriault as Doris, Julian Richings as Percy, and Amanda Barker as the librarian.
Following its debut at Fantasia Film Festival last year, Relax, I'm from the Future has been met with rave reviews from critics, and currently stands at 80% on Rotten Tomatoes (with an audience score of 96%).
Katie Hogan of FILMHOUNDS Magazine praised the perfect blend of comedy and sci-fi, writing, "As an excellent mix of comedy and science fiction, neither overwhelms the other genre, even with the odd friendship paring and doomsday looming.”
B.L. Panther of The Spool meanwhile, applauded Relax, I'm from the Future for its “ironic humor” and a standout performance from Janine Theriault as Doris.
Filled with ironic humor, a delicious villain turn from Janine Theriault, and a madcap laissez-faire attitude toward physics, Relax, I’m from the Future remains a gentle and profound project about our present.
Finally, Collier Jennings of But Why Tho? A Geek Community awarded the movie an 8/10 and calls it, “A rather unorthodox time travel comedy with a heartfelt message buried under its deceptively simple narrative."
Relax, I'm from the Future is now scheduled for VOD release on November 28. Check out the trailer here.