SFFL 2019: Corporate Animals
Starring: Ed Helms, Demi Moore, Karan Soni
Duration: 86 min
Lucy (Demi Moore) is the egotistical, megalomaniac CEO of Incredible Edibles, America’s premier provider of edible cutlery. In her infinite wisdom, Lucy leads her staff, including her long-suffering assistants, Freddie (Karan Soni) and Jess (Jessica Williams), on a corporate team-building caving weekend in New Mexico. When disaster strikes, not even their useless guide, Brandon (Ed Helms), can save them. Trapped underground by a cave-in, this mismatched and disgruntled group must pull together in order to survive.
Director Patrick Brice brings together an unlikely cast of characters, locks them in a cave and lets them go. What follows is a nightmarish study of human social interaction, all the while asking the question: what happens when people stop competing against each other and band together against their oppressor? Brice creatively weaves each character’s arc into the larger theme, playing their humanity off against their animality as they fall prey to their base nature.
Twelve people trapped in a cave. Food is depleting, truths are revealed, betrayals and manipulations are exposed, and alliances are made – what could possibly go wrong?
Patrick Brice and Sam Bain will be in attendance.