After months of waiting, the first trailer for Escape from Tomorrow has finally been released! After making its debut at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, the independent, guerrilla-style film is nearing its domestic release next month… barring any legal ramifications from Disney. Director Andy Moore shot the film mostly within the grounds of both Disney World and Disney Land, which is a huge no-no, in terms of park rules, Disney character depictions, and extras/random people in the backgrounds of shots not signing waivers and releases.
Nevertheless, the film has found distribution and, if everything goes swimmingly, the film will be released in a few weeks. The story behind how the film was made is just an aside to the film’s narrative itself: A man enjoying a trip to Disney World finds out he was fired towards the end of the vacation. As he falls into a world of depression and detachment from reality, he becomes obsessed over two French girls. Escape from Tomorrow tracks his psychological descent, serving as a complete contrast to the friendly, welcoming nature that’s mostly associated with Disney World. The black and white helps exacerbate the film’s psychological themes.
In short, I’ve waited forever for footage, and now that it’s out, I’m even more excited. Here’s hoping that the powers that be don’t block its planned October 11th release.