“All Tomorrow’s Children” is described as a coming of age, surrealist-thriller about 3 high school misfits yearning to escape Saint Louis, MO, a Midwestern city of absentee parents, failed institutions and peer bullying. Equally ostracized and alone, the 3 friends find solace in their friendship, music, recreational drugs and night-time cruising. Nonetheless, when the trio is accused of an act of vandalism and signs of the collapsing reality manifest more rapidly as time moves toward the supposed December 31, 1999 “End of the World,” they don cartoon masks and formal wear to fight chaos with the only weapon they have – more chaos.
Summarized by the filmmaker as “Zero de Conduite” meets “Donnie Darko” and “Brazil” meets Larry Clark’s “Kids,” “All Tomorrow’s Children” is the debut feature from director/audiovisual artist Jon-Carlos Evans (photo, left)and his company Perfect Entropy Productions, whose previous films, “Antithesis,” “(Goodbye), Brooklyn,” and “Julya” have screened in festivals all over the world, winning acclaim along the way.
The film stars Glenn Plummer, Melissa Damas, India Coombs, James Hunter, Michelle Robinson, and Suki Peters.
Evans is also the founder of audiovisual band ReVerse Bullets, who have performed exclusive audiovisual sets around the globe.
The film was made in partnership with Canon, USA, and Sound Devices, LLC, and was shot with Canon’s C300 Digital Cinema and Cinema EOS lenses to create its visual palette. Meanwhile, Sound Devices, LLC provided the production with the Pix 240i HD Recorder.
“Our whole team is honored and excited to have this partnership with Canon,” said director Jon-Carlos Evans. “Some of my earliest [digital] projects were shot on Canon’s XL2, 5D, and 7D. This partnership and opportunity to film with the C300 feels like a natural evolution. We have some unique and beautiful images planned for this film that can best be described as “surrealist winter noir.”
The film was shot in December 2012 for three weeks in the director’s hometown of Saint Louis, Missouri.
Below is a look at the film via a teaser trailer, which is underwhelming; although it’s a teaser, so I’ll wait for the film’s first full trailer for a better look: