Competition Narrative Features
The History of Future Folk
DIRECTED BY J. ANDERSON MITCHELL AND JEREMY KIPP WALKER
USA, 2012, 86 MINS
“Hondo!” General Trius explains to his audience in a little dive bar in Brooklyn, “I come from the planet Hondo, and I was sent to enact a doomsday device to destroy the human race forever.” Little does the audience suspect, in their naive amusement, that he is doing just that in his spare time. But one day while shopping in a megastore, Trius discovers music for the first time and abandons his mission by taking on the name Bill, starting a family, and becoming a one-man bluegrass band. The Hondonians send bumbling fool Kevin to Earth to take out General Trius and to complete the mission. But Bill introduces Kevin to his banjo, the two become a musical partnership called Future Folk, and the human race hasn’t been the same since. First time directors/writers J. Anderson Mitchell and Jeremy Kipp Walker have created an incredibly clever, sweet, inventive, and fun sci-fi musical comedy. Plus Future Folk deliver catchy sing-alongs that may (honestly) save mankind.