Watch: 'Safety Not Guaranteed' Story Behind the Real Ad Featurette
Wanted: Someone to go back in time with me. This is not a joke. One of our collectively favorite films from Sundance this year was the indie comedy sensation Safety Not Guaranteed, starring Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass and Jake Johnson (trailer here). The film is inspired by a real classified ad that showed up in 1997 in the magazine Backwoods Home, and it follows three slacker journalists who investigate the reality behind it. Apple posted a new featurette for the indie that focuses on the "story behind the real ad" and how it all connects with the film, including some behind-the-scenes footage. It's good stuff, enjoy!
Watch the "Behind the Real Ad" featurette for Colin Trevorrow's Safety Not Guaranteed, via Apple:
Safety Not Guaranteed, written by Derek Connolly (who won the Sundance Screenwriting Award as well) and directed by Colin Trevorrow, is about the classified ad placed in a paper looking for someone to "travel back in time with." Mark Duplass stars as the strange supposed time traveler and Aubrey Plaza as his skeptical companion. The film first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year, where it received rave reviews from myself, Alex and many others. FilmDistrict picked it up for distribution, and now has Safety Not Guaranteed slated to hit limited theaters starting June 8th, 2012 this summer. Watch the trailer!