No Men Beyond This Point
|No Men Beyond This Point|
|Directed by||Mark Sawers|
|Written by||Mark Sawers|
|Distributed by||Samuel Goldwyn Films|
No Men Beyond This Point is a 2015 Canadian comedy film directed by Mark Sawers. It was shown in the Vanguard section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival and acquired for distribution by Samuel Goldwyn Films (worldwide rights excluding Canada).
The film is a science fiction mockumentary set in an alternate timeline in the 1950s nine months after a near-Earth object almost hit Earth in 1952, making it possible for women to reproduce by parthenogenesis and without men. Men are no longer born, and they have disappeared from all important positions. Sex is outlawed, and the male sex becomes a dying breed. The few remaining men are kept in a reserve and are no longer part of the society, with the exception of a few men who are allowed to do low work. In this world where women are wearing the pants, are asexual, and have no male offspring anymore, it is now up to the quiet and modest household helper Andrew Myers to ensure that the male does not die out. The 37-year-old is the youngest living man on Earth and works for a family made up only of women.
- Patrick Gilmore as Andrew Myers
- Kristine Cofsky as Iris Balashev
- Tara Pratt as Terra Granger
- Cameron McDonald as Darius Smith
- Morgan Taylor Campbell as Dahlia Granger
- Rekha Sharma as Ajala Bhatt
- Mary Black as Helen Duvall
- Ken Kramer as Gordon Trescott
At the 2015 Vancouver International Film Festival, the BC Spotlight jury offered an honourable mention to No Men Beyond This Point in the Best BC Film category. At the 2015 Other Worlds Austin SciFi Film Festival, No Men Beyond This Point won the Best Feature Audience Award and also won “Cthulhies” for Feature Script, Feature Actor, and Feature Editing.
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- Patrick Hipes (5 October 2015). "No Men Beyond This Point Sci-Fi Comedy Lands At Samuel Goldwyn". Deadline.com. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
- "VIFF Announces BC Spotlight and Canadian Images Awards" (Press release). Vancouver International Film Festival. 3 October 2015. Retrieved 11 October 2015.
- "Other Worlds Austin 2015 Award Winners" (Press release). Other Worlds Austin. 9 December 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2016.