Kill Your Friends


Sequoia 1 Mon, Oct 12, 2015 9:15 PM
Throckmorton Theatre Wed, Oct 14, 2015 8:30 PM
Sequoia 1 Fri, Oct 16, 2015 11:30 AM
Film Info
Section:World Cinema
Focus: The Beat Goes On(screen)
Running Time:103 min
Premiere Status:US
Director:Owen Harris
Producer:Gregor Cameron
Will Clarke
Len Blavatnik
Screenwriter:John Niven
Cinematographer:Gustav Danielsson
Editor:Bill Smedley
Cast:Nicolas Hoult
Craig Roberts
Tom Riley
Georgia King
Print Source:Well Go USA Entertainment
Note Writer:Laura Henneman


It’s the height of the late '90s Britpop tidal wave: Oasis are kings of the Billboard charts, Radiohead is poised to land a Grammy, Blur are indie darlings, and the Chemical Brothers rule the club scene. And behind every hit record (or so they’d like to think) are “the elite, the chosen few: the A&R men.” Among them is Steven Stelfox (Nicholas Hoult, X-Men), who considers himself a rising star at Unigram Records, ever on the hunt for The Next Big Thing. In this pitch-black comedy that skewers the music industry and breaks the fourth wall, a lot of records, and a few body parts along the way, he’ll stop at nothing to succeed, ignoring Radiohead’s lyrical warning: “Ambition makes you look pretty ugly.” Exploding on screen like a cinephile DJ’s mash-up of American Psycho, Trainspotting, and 24 Hour Party People, Kill Your Friends is wryly cynical, unabashedly outrageous, and thoroughly entertaining.

Additional Information

Owen Harris began directing commercials in 2000 for clients such as Bailey’s, Vodafone, Motorola, Jaguar, and Budweiser. He has won numerous awards including a BAFTA Craft Award in 2008 for his 10minute Skins special for Company Pictures and MySpace. His commercial for Axe was a Clio Winner, his ad for BBC’s Comedy Hour received the Promax Silver award, and his SKY World Cup commercial was nominated at Cannes. Harris’s TV work includes directing four episodes of Secret Diary of a Call Girl (2010) and the TV movie Holy Flying Circus, which won Best Single Drama at the 2014 Broadcast Awards. Harris is currently directing Game Changer for BBC Factual and BBC2. Kill Your Friends, is his feature film directorial debut.