World Premiere
Septentrion Shadows

Relax, I'm From the Future

Directed by Luke Higginson

Hosted by Luke Higginson, director & Gabrielle Graham, actor.

Canada 2023 94 mins OV English

The world’s fate lies in the hand of a well-meaning time traveller from the future named Casper (Rhys Darby, OUR FLAG MEANS DEATH, WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS). Armed with only a form-fitting time-travel suit and his wit, Casper must find his way around the past since he can’t make it back to the future. As he acclimates to our times, he meets Holly (Gabrielle Graham, POSSESSOR, IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON), a queer, disillusioned punk who takes a liking to Casper. He reveals he’s from the future, things get better, and he’ll save the world. To prove it, Casper shows her a would-be cartoonist, Percy (Julian Richings, ORPHAN BLACK, SUPERNATURAL, EJECTA), who becomes a key element when things get messy with Casper’s plan. When Doris (Janine Theriault), an agent who rids the present of random time-travellers, gets wind of this, she’s determined to eliminate Casper, and the chaos created.

If you’re looking for a bit of zany fun, hop aboard the ride that is RELAX, I’M FROM THE FUTURE. As writer and director Luke Higginson’s first feature film, he pulls in sci-fi, comedy, and feelgood moments that never get tired. Comedy star Darby doesn’t disappoint as the goofy Casper, veteran Canadian genre king Richings is always a win with fans, and Graham plays Holly with a brilliantly dry charm. As you fall down this time-travelling rabbit hole, there are many twists and turns, and audiences will be cheering for this bunch of mismatched heroes with every tumble. – Carolyn Mauricette