Best Friends Forever
Slamdance Film Festival
Harriet (Brea Grant), a young comic book artist living in Los Angeles, has just been accepted to a college in Austin, Texas, and decides to road trip there with her BFF, Reba (Vera Miao). As they make their way across the country—in a '76 AMC Pacer—the nuclear apocalypse begins with four nuclear explosions happening in major US cities. With a strong focus on friendship, Best Friends Forever is a great examination into what's really important once you've lost everything. But is friendship enough to make it through a nuclear apocalypse? Co-written by, produced by, and starring Grant and Miao, this film is a wonderful example of feminist empowerment. Grant also took the helm as director, her first experience in the role, and employed mostly women in the film's crew—BFF was also produced and starred Stacey Storey of Storeyteller Entertainment. Filmed entirely on Super 16MM, which provides a better quality and resolution in the final product, BFF is beautiful to watch, and the strong writing and well-portrayed characters make it worth your viewing time. Grab your BFF and go check this one out together.