‘Save Yourselves!’ Interview: Stars And Directors Of The Breakout Sci-Fi Comedy Talk Tech Obsession And Alien Invasion

If you’re like me, unplugging from social media, even for an hour, is a scary thing. We all have that feeling if we turn off our devices that’s exactly when something incredible will happen and we’ll be the ones to miss it. It keeps us hooked. Well, in the hilarious sci-fi comedy Save Yourselves! that’s exactly what happens to a tech-obsessed couple played by GLOW star Sanita Mani and Search Party‘s John Paul Reynolds, who are the last to know of an alien invasion by seemingly harmless pouffes!

The film debuted this year at Sundance, and it was one of those screenings I attended on a whim. In the past, such excursions have often fallen flat, but not this time. The gamble more than paid off, with this being one of the most enjoyable experiences I’ve had at the festival.

I had a chance to speak with Mani, Reynolds, plus writers/directors Alex Huston Fischer and Eleanor Wilson about Save Yourselves!, how the film came together, its many influences, and more.  The film is in theaters and on digital right now! Check out my review here and my interviews below.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.