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Safety Not Guaranteed



“WANTED: Someone to go back in time with me. This is not a joke. You get paid after we get back. Must bring your own weapons. "Safety Not Guaranteed". I have only done this once before.”

When an unusual classified ad inspires three cynical Seattle magazine employees to look for the story behind it, they discover a mysterious eccentric named Kenneth, a likable but paranoid supermarket clerk, who believes he’s solved the riddle of time travel and intends to depart again soon. Together, they embark on a hilarious, smart, and unexpectedly heartfelt journey that reveals how far believing can take you.


Director(s): Colin Trevorrow

Executive Producer(s): Mark Duplass, John Hodges

Producer(s): Marc Turtletaub, Peter Saraf, Stephanie Langhoff

Screenwriter(s): Derek Connolly

Cinematographer: Benjamine Kasulke

Editor(s): Franklin Peterson, Joe Landauer

Production Designer: Ben Blankenship

Sound Designer: Al Nelson, Vince Werner, John Buroker

Music: Ryan Miller

Additional Credits: Producers: Colin Trevorrow, Derek Connolly, Executive Producers: Jay Duplass, Michael B. Clark

Principal Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass, Jake Johnson, Karan Soni

Director Bio


Originally from Oakland, California, Colin Trevorrow attended NYU's Tisch School. He met Derek Connolly when both were interns at SNL. His first short film, "Home Base", has received over 20 million hits since 2002. As a screenwriter, Trevorrow has written for Dreamworks, Sony, and others. He lives in Vermont with his wife and son.


Distributor: FilmDistrict

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