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Speed of Life

Directed by Liz Manashil
Narrative Feature
U.S.A. | 76 min | 2019

In 2016, June and Edward are in the midst of an argument when Edward suddenly falls into a wormhole created by David Bowie’s death. In 2040, June continues to mourn the loss of Edward while facing the dark reality of being locked away along with the rest of society’s senior citizens. Unwilling to disappear, June begins to plan her escape when Edward suddenly reappears in her life.

Liz Manashil, Director | Speed of Life

Liz Manashil, Director | Speed of LifeLiz Manashil

Liz Manashil earned her B.A. in Film and Media Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, and her M.F.A. from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts.

Post graduation, Liz spent several years as a film critic for the PBS/Hulu series JUST SEEN IT (which she also helped produce and direct). Overlapping this, Liz worked with distribution guru Peter Broderick. Her debut feature, BREAD AND BUTTER, was called “an absolute must-watch for women everywhere” by HelloGiggles. It was released by The Orchard and can be seen on VOD nearly everywhere (including Hulu!).

Liz is currently in post-production on her second feature film, SPEED OF LIFE, and lives in Los Angeles with her dog, Laura Palmer, and her partner, Sean Wright. She is the Manager of Sundance Institute’s Creative Distribution Initiative.

Film Information

Directors:  Liz Manashil
Country: U.S.A.
Year: 2019
Language: English
Runtime: 76 min.
Rated: PG-13


Producer: Nicolaas Bertelsen, Pardis Sullins, Josh Compton
Writer: Liz Manashil

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BIFF - Beloit International Film Festival
BIFF | Beloit International Film Festival