Our first “official” review has appeared courtesy of Chicago-based filmmaker and blogger Julian Grant:

“You know these people and meet them in your everyday life – as the drama unfolds in the unique rhythms of today’s Chicago.

Designed as a poignant look at love lost over the course of a long single day, this slice-of-life light drama burns with a restless heart well-constructed and nicely drawn by debut feature filmmaker Smith.”

Read the full review here:


Here are some of the reactions we received to the first sneak-preview screening of Cool Apocalypse:

“Cool Apocalypse is a very cool film (and lots of fun). You made a wonderful film.” — Milos Stehlik, film critic for WBEZ’s Worldview and director of Facets Multimedia

“I really enjoyed the film. The characters were really nicely drawn and played, and all the dialogue rang very true. Bravo!” — Rob Christopher, Cine-File Chicag

“Great debut feature” — Jason Coffman, Daily Grindhouse

“Wonderful . . . I was completely charmed by Cool Apocalypse.” — John Rangel, director The Girls on Liberty Street

“That was so much fun!” — Marilyn Ferdinand, Ferdy on Films

More reviews to come!