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The Kickstarter Report: ‘Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse’

The characters of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the various reincarnations of Star Trek are no strangers to the apocalypse.  In fact, one may argue that there are no better individuals with which to surround yourself when the apocalypse does arrive!  That is exactly what writers/comedians Gabriel Diani and Etta Devine have done in their upcoming feature-length film, Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse.  Written by and starring Diani and Devine, the project is an apocalyptic comedy in the spirit of the old Bob Hope and Bing Crosby “Road” movies about two struggling comedians who discover that surviving the apocalypse is almost as difficult as surviving in Hollywood.  The dynamic duo will be appearing alongside Buffy and Star Trek alums including Armin Shimerman (Star Trek: Deep Space 9, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Harry Groener (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dear John), and Kitty Swink (Star Trek, Nikki and Nora), as well as fan favorites like Janet Varney (The Legend of Korra), Dawn Didawick (Hart of Dixie, Erin Brockovich), and Barry Bostwick (Rocky Horror Picture Show, Spin City).

In order to make this indie film a reality, the filmmakers launched their own Kickstarter campaign today to raise the necessary production costs for the film, and they need your help!

Diani and Devine are award-winning actors, writers, and comedians who have performed at comedy festivals all over the country, raised over $30,000 on Kickstarter to replace the “N-word” with “Robot” in Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and garnered over 1.3 million hits on their web series Mary Olson. Gabe wrote, produced, and starred in the horror comedy feature film The Selling, which played at over 30 film festivals, was in the Top 10 of’s Best Horror Movies of 2012, and received rave reviews from The Huffington Post, Ain’t It Cool News, and FilmThreat.

To learn more about Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse, fans can watch a great video interview below.

Be sure to visit the Diani & Devine Kickstarter page, and don’t forget to check out the backer rewards, which include DVD and digital copies of the finished film, signed photos from the cast member of your choice, audio commentaries from the Buffy and Star Trek actors involved with the film, and producer credit in the film! The Kickstarter campaign will close on Saturday, November 23rd, so be sure to donate soon!

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Barbra Dillon, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief




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