Canada, 2015, 80’
di Mark Sawers
con Atrick Gilmore, Kristine Cofsky, Tara Pratt, Rekha Sharma, Morgan Taylor Campbell
Imagine a world were, since 1953, women have been able to reproduce without men and they are no longer giving birth to male babies. Now, over sixty years later, this deadpan mockumentary follows the youngest man still alive – 37-year old Andrew Myers. Working as a housekeeper for a family of women, Andrew finds himself at the center of a battle to prevent men from going extinct. No Men Beyond This Point poses a simple question: Men are going extinct; are they worth saving?
“After finishing my last feature I was eager to make another movie. Except I didn’t have a script or any story ideas. Just the desire to make a movie. One thing I did know was that I had no desire to get dragged through a lengthy development process… is there any other type? I decided that this movie would be ultra-low budget movie less than $50,000 and that once I came up with a script I would make it right away. So not only did I need to come up with a script, it had to have some serious limitations imposed on it. For starters the locations would be limited to my house and possibly the surrounding streets-slash-neighbourhood and the cast would have to be very small. Then I got this idea about a world where women become asexual and men stop being born and all the limitations I had set went out the window. In the end, the film was shot in over 30 different locations with a cast of more than 100 actors in scenes that spanned from 1953 to present day.
We still ended up shooting a bunch of scenes at my house though.” – Mark Sawers