Everything Beautiful Is Far Away (film)

Everything Beautiful Is Far Away is a 2017 independent science-fiction fantasy film written and directed by Pete Ohs, starring Julia Garner and Joseph Cross. It premiered in competition at the 2017 Los Angeles Film Festival where it received the U.S. Fiction Cinematography Award.[1]

Everything Beautiful Is Far Away
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Directed byPete Ohs
Andrea Sisson
Produced bySaul Germaine
Andrea Sisson
Pete Ohs
Written byPete Ohs
StarringJulia Garner
Joseph Cross
C.S. Lee
Jillian Mayer
Music byAlan Palomo
CinematographyChristian Sorensen Hansen
Pete Ohs
Edited byPete Ohs
Nayim Saati
Andrea Sisson
MANALI Pictures
Distributed byThe Orchard
Release date
  • July 21, 2017 (2017-07-21) (Los Angeles Film Festival)
Running time
91 minutes
CountryUnited States


Traveling across a barren landscape, Lernert (Joseph Cross) digs through piles of rubbish in an attempt to build a body for his companion Susan (voiced by Jillian Mayer), the unresponsive robot head who hangs from the back of his pack. The pair comes across Rola (Julia Garner), a spirited young woman who lacks survival skills but makes up for the deficiency with sheer determination. This unlikely trio navigates the harsh desert in search of a mythical water basin that could replenish their depleted resources and renew their will to carry on.



Everything Beautiful Is Far Away premiered at the 2017 Los Angeles Film Festival and received the U.S. Fiction Cinematography Award. It later screened at the Tacoma Film Festival, receiving the Best Director and Best Cinematography Awards[2] and at the Eastern Oregon Film Festival, receiving the award for Best Feature.[3]

Alex Billington of FirstShowing.net reviewed the film positively saying "there's a sublime simplicity to Everything Beautiful is Far Away that also helps make it feel even more endearing as a cinematic feature."[4] The film was acquired for distribution by The Orchard.[5]


  1. ^ "'Becks,' 'Everything Beautiful Is Far Away' among L.A. Film Festival award winners" latimes.com, November 27, 2017.
  2. ^ "Tacoma Film Festival: Archived Films & Award winning Films’," Tacomafilmfestival.com, November 28, 2013.
  3. ^ "EOFF Festival Awards Announcement’," eofilmfest.com, November 28, 2013.
  4. ^ "AFF Review: Kooky Sci-Fi Indie Film 'Everything Beautiful is Far Away'" firstshowing.net, November 28, 2017.
  5. ^ ""Everything Beautiful Is Far Away (2017) Company Credits',"". IMDb.com. November 28, 2013.

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