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Survival Guide

Directed by Fritzy
Narrative Feature
USA | 80 min | 2019

Follow 6 inner city youth on an outreach backpacking trip that turns into a magical fight for their lives! Will they make it home alive?

My dear friend and creative partner-in-crime, Jess Weixler, was pregnant with her first child last year. I’d recently become a father myself, and we were both asking ourselves the big questions: “What does it mean to be a parent?” “How will this new responsibility affect us as artists?” “Are we going to make ALL the same mistakes our parents did?” And most significantly… “Are we fuckin’ ready to become adults?”

So we decided to take all this existential exploration and head back to our indie roots to make a movie about it. We assembled a team of rock-star friends and collaborators and shot the film in 8 days (with an 8-month pregnant co-star) on a shoestring budget. The resulting movie is one that we are very proud of — a scrappy, punk rock comedy that serves as both an immediate and true (if somewhat hyperbolized) snapshot of a potent turning point in our lives.

Survival Guide - poster


Survival Guide is the first full length feature written/produced/directed by Fritzy. Other creations are the award winning web shows “Cynthia Watros Gets Lost” and “The Ethical Slut.” He has produced and Assistant Directed for many other projects, including “Aquarians” which won a Best Wisconsin Feature from BIFF. Fritzy creates music Videos for the artist known as DOSES (My Mental, Cherry Pie).

Film Information

Director:  Fritzy
Country: USA
Year: 2019
Language: English
Runtime: 80 min.
Rated: PG


Producer: Fritzy, Brian Alberth, Solvieg Hanson, Riley Nearman, Anne Krohn
Writer: Fritzy
Executive Producer: Fritzy
Editor: Brett McDonell, Brian A. Hollendyke
Cinematographer: Jordan Biagomala
Composer: Jonathan Beaudette

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