Todd Berger's Apocalyptic 'It's A Disaster' Goes to Laub and Berger's Oscilloscope

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by Anne Thompson and Sophia Savage
August 23, 2012 12:42 PM
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Oscilloscope has picked up "It's A Disaster" for North American distribution, set for early 2013 release. The Todd Berger film premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival this Spring, and stars Julia Stiles, David Cross, America Ferrera, Erinn Hayes, Rachel Boston, Kevin M. Brennan, Jeff Grace and Blaise Miller.

The ensemble comedy is set during a "couples brunch" of eight friends who suddenly move from relationship dramas to an apocalyptic bomb explosion.

David Laub

Oscilloscope's David Laub and Dan Berger are now steering the indie company in the wake of the loss of founder Adam Yauch, who died of cancer in May, as former president David Fenkel starts his new company A24, which will be trawling for pick-ups at Toronto.

Laub calls the film "a real gem," adding that "Todd has combined a perceptive, Woody Allen-esque relationship comedy with a unique take on the apocalypse film, and in the process enlivened both genres and created something highly original and entertaining.”

The poster is above and here's the Facebook page.

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  • Robert | September 24, 2012 9:10 AMReply

    I recently saw this film and thought it was truly awful. It's very "talky" and basically takes place in several rooms of a house. There's no action whatsoever, so it relies on dialogue to drive the rather thin story. It tries very hard to be clever, but fails miserably. The ending is ridiculous beyond measure. Not worth your or anybody's time.

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