A Brief History of the Apocalypse explores the claustrophobic friendship between two young women on the verge of adulthood. Paralyzed by anxiety, Amy has shut herself indoors and begun relying on her roommate, Corey, to fulfill her emotional and practical needs. Corey, who bridles at the prospect of confinement, is obliging but openly resentful. Their battle of wills comes to a head when a torrential storm traps them both inside together, forcing them to contend with their own worst fears.
Erica Genereux Smith is a writer and filmmaker. Her recent MFA thesis film at York University was awarded a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship, and featured Carolyn Taylor of CBC’s Baroness Von Sketch Show. Short films she has written and directed have screened at the Vancouver International Film Festival, The Atlantic International Film festival, New York Anthology Film Archives, Brooklyn Northside Festival, VideoMass, and the Canadian Film Festival. Her short film Are You With Me? was named one of the year’s best shorts by FilmPulse Magazine and her most recent short film, a collaboration with Kayla Lorette, premiered at the Vancouver International Film Festival. Her first play Our Side of the Fence premiered at Dixon Place in New York as part of the OBIE Award winning Little Theatre series. As a performer, she has appeared in a diverse selection of projects including Jeremy Saulnier’s Blue Ruin and The Onion News Network.
Director ERICA GENEREUX SMITH
Writer ERICA GENEREUX SMITH
Produced by BRIAN CARVER, SABRINA SPENCE, ERICA GENEREUX SMITH
Starring KAYLA LORETTE, TESS DEGENSTEIN
Cinematographer JAMES POREMBA
Editor CHRISTINE ARMSTRONG
Runtime 19 MINUTES