A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life

A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life


©ForwardMotionPicturesLdd/Lenka Rayn H.

©ForwardMotionPicturesLtd./Lenka Rayn H.


Genre: Pitch-Black Comedy Thriller

Status: Post-Production

What is A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life?

A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life follows lost in life self-help addict Lou Farnt (Katie Brayben), as she unwittingly finds herself on a killing spree of violent self-discovery with her unhinged new life coach, Val (Poppy Roe).

It’s the double female-led, pitch-black comedy feature film debut of filmmaker Staten Cousins Roe & production partner, editor & actor Poppy Roe, who both brought you the Bafta Long-listed, award winning, jet-black comedy short: This Way Out – acquired by HBO & Sundance Channel Europe.

Set against the back-drop of the Self-Help world A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life is an hilarious, dark and bloody fun-poke at the sometimes ridiculous, often self-fulfilling side of the Self-Help industry, and a darkly funny life lesson to those of us seduced into consuming it.

Written & Directed by Staten Cousins Roe, Produced by Staten Cousins Roe & Poppy Roe for Forward Motion Pictures, and Charity Wakefield & Giles Alderson, with Director of Photography – James Layton, (Downtown Abbey, This Way Out). Staring Olivier award-winning Katie Brayben (This Way Out), Poppy Roe (This Way Out), Ben Lloyd-Hughes (Divergent, Me Before You, Malevolent), Sinead Matthews (Jellyfish, Colin You Anus), Sian Clifford (Fleabag) and more.

50% Female cast & Crew

We are also happy to be on target to achieve a gender balanced production with a goal of at least a 50% female cast & crew on A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life.

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