Saturn Devours

A young man suffers a surreal string of bad luck around the same time an ancient god starts following him around town.

An offbeat magical realist comedy about astrology, gay sex, and millennial ennui.

Creative team

Writer/director: Johnnie Walker
Producer: Blain Watters

Filmmaker’s statement

Every 27-30 years, the planet Saturn returns to the place in the sky it occupied at the moment of your birth. According to astrologists, the planet (tied to the cruel and bloodthirsty Roman god who shares its name) brings with it a period of upheaval and turmoil when it makes its fateful return.

Saturn Devours exists in a world where the lines between science and magic are blurred and ancient gods come down to Earth just to ruin your day.

About Johnnie Walker

Johnnie Walker

Johnnie is a filmmaker, theatre artist, and DJ. His solo show Redheaded Stepchild has toured North America and was published by Playwrights Canada Press.

He is an Artist in Residence at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, where he is working on a new play called Shove It Down My Throat. He also runs Hey Girl Hey, a monthly queer hip-hop dance party/drag show where all songs played must feature a female artist.

Saturn Devours is his first film.

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