LA Film Fest 2012
By Don Simpson | June 23, 2012
Directors: John Mitchell, Jeremy Kipp Walker
Writer: John Mitchell
Starring: Nils d’Aulaire, Jay Klaitz, Julie Ann Emery, April L. Hernandez, Dee Snider, Onata Aprile
J. Anderson Mitchell and Jeremy Kipp Walker’s The History of Future Folk is a clever micro-budget sci-fi homage with a message that poses the question: “Can['t] we all just get along?” If anything, maybe music will save the Milky Way galaxy from total annihilation, as Bill (Nils d’Aulaire) and Kevin (Jay Klaitz) from Hondo (“Hondo!”) fall in love with Earthling music…
Bill and Kevin have individually been dispatched from Hondo (“Hondo!”) on missions to conquer the home planet of Earthings for their own survival; but instead the guitar-strumming and banjo-picking duo become enamored by earthy Earthly music and women. Alas, this people’s history of outer planetary inhabitants turns into a heavy-handed love story about the acceptance of others. Not that there is anything wrong with that. I just wish that there was a bit more to the story… The soundtrack and performances are pretty stellar though.