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Thelma & Louise meets Natural Born Killers...set to become a British cult classic ★★★★
— Kat Hughes, The Hollywood News

©Lenka Rayn H.

©Lenka Rayn H.

‘A quintessentially English serial killer comedy, with a wit so sharp it draws blood’ ★★★★
— Electric Shadows
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What’s A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life?

From the warped mind of writer, director, Staten Cousins Roe comes a twisted, British, jet-black comedy thriller feature film, due to release in 2020 through Arrow Films.

The film screened as part of the Edinburgh International Film festival’s ‘Work in Progress’ spotlight, had it’s World Premiere at FrightFest Film Festival London, to rave reviews and will release in 2020 following the end of its world festival tour.


Self-help addict Lou unwittingly embarks on a road trip of violent self discovery with her unhinged new life coach Val.

30-something, self-help addict, Lou Farnt (Katie Brayben) wants nothing more than to escape her overly controlling mother and the dead-end seaside town where she grew up. When strange and strikingly confident new life coach Val (Poppy Roe) invites Lou on a road trip of alternative therapies, Lou finds the perfect opportunity to leave, and the perfect person to become. Unfortunately for Lou, Val’s  a serial killer.

Who’s making it and who’s in it?

Forward Motion Pictures is the award winning production company behind A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life - it’s run by husband & wife team Poppy Roe and Staten Cousins Roe.  There’s more about Forward Motion at www.forwardmotionpictures.co.uk

As well as Poppy Roe playing Val, the brilliant cast includes Olivier award winner Katie Brayben as self help addict Lou Farnt, Katie was also instrumental in our successful Kickstarter campaign, which you can see the video for above. We also have Ben Lloyd -Hughes (Divergent, Insurgent) Sian Clifford (Fleabag), Sinead Matthews (Kaleidoscope), Tomiwa Edun (Discovery of Witches), Fiona Glascott (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald) and Sarah Ball (This Way Out) among a host of others. Along with Poppy & Staten the film was also produced with Charity Wakefield and Giles Alderson. For the entire cast and crew visit IMDB here.

How can I see it?

A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life is currently on it’s world wide festival tour and will release in 2020. Sign up above for latest updates, news and more and follow us on twitter and instagram for news as it happens!

What else?

A Serial Killer's Guide to Life has a gender-balanced cast and crew, with a goal of a minimum 50% female representation both in front and behind the camera, which we achieved. 



It’s hard to believe it’s a debut feature film
— Colin goudie editor Rogue one & monsters

Our hugely successful A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life Kickstarter campaign video

Our award-winning pitch-black comedy short This Way Out - trailer

‘It brims with bone-dry comedy that’ll have you rollicking in your seat and gasping for breath!
— short film This Way Out - Matt Oakes, silverscreenriot.com