Troma Entertainment acquires surreal dark comedy ‘Friend of the World’

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After a catastrophic global war, a young filmmaker awakens in the carnage and seeks refuge in the only other survivor: an eccentric, ideologically opposed figure of the United States military. Together, they brave the toxic landscape in search of safety – and answers.


“The first draft was written in August 2016, amidst a US presidential election even more controversial than usual, a growing fear of global war, and a burgeoning cynicism in America that was spreading like wildfire. All of this informed a script that was originally coming from a personal place of fear and isolation. Global drama aside, this project is intended first and foremost as entertainment: a presumably good character we can identify with up against an unstoppable monster who represents everything that scares and infuriates us. It is a tribute to and expansion of themes from the body horror sub-genre of sci-fi and horror.” – Brian Patrick Butler, writer/director

“Surreal, wryly comic horror” -Joel Fisher,

“Could easily gain worldwide appreciation” -Ian Carroll,

“This is how you take on a genre that has been done to death.” -Redmond Bacon,

‘Friend of the World’ has been acquired by Troma Entertainment and is streaming on the Troma Now app as of April 2022.

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