Arrow Films has announced the release of the critically acclaimed jet-black comedy feature A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life in the UK, US, and Canada on digital platforms this January.
Described as “Sightseers meets Thelma and Louise” (Deborah Haywood, Pin Cushion), the film is written and directed by Staten Cousins Roe (This Way Out) and produced by Forward Motion Pictures – a multi-award-winning production company run by husband and wife team Staten Cousins Roe and Poppy Roe, who have just been longlisted as ‘Breakthrough Producers’ for the 2019 BIFAs.
Following its hugely successful UK premiere at Arrow Video FrightFest in August and special Awards mentions at Manchester’s recent GrimmFest, 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), and is directed by breakout British filmmaker Staten Cousins Roe, who was recently shortlisted for the prestigious Screen International Genre Rising Star Award.
A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life follows Lou Farnt (Katie Brayben), a 30-something, 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.
I started my first feature film A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life with a small dedicated team and a tiny £30k budget – we shot at over 30 locations in only two 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 & 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.” Staten Cousins Roe said.
A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life will be available on Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video and all other UK, the US and Canadian digital platforms on January 13, 2020.