‘Biosphere’ Teaser: Sterling K. Brown And Mark Duplass Are Best Buds Surviving The Apocalypse

Just when you think you’ve seen every version of the grim post-apocalyptic future imaginable, along comes Biosphere. The sci-fi comedy from co-star and co-writer Mark Duplass pairs him with co-star Sterling K. Brown as friends who are insulated from the brutality of the outside world by a comfortable biodome.

The film stars Brown as a brilliant scientist who designed the biodome that saves him and his best friend (Duplass) when the apocalypse hits. But living a life of comfort can only last so long, and when their key source of protein starts to dwindle…well, all bets are off.

Behind the camera is director and co-writer Mel Eslyn in his feature debut.

Biosphere opens in theaters on July 7th.

Billy (Mark Duplass) and Ray (Sterling K. Brown) are lifelong best friends, brothers from another mother—they also happen to be the last two men on earth. Their survival is largely due to Ray, a brilliant scientist who designed the custom biosphere they call home, outfitting it with both creature comforts and the necessities to sustain life on a doomed planet. When the population of their fishpond—which supplies essential protein—begins waning, the men find themselves facing an ominous future. But life may yet find a way… Uproarious and tender in equal measure, this TIFF favorite and directorial debut from long-time Duplass producer Mel Eslyn explores the human capacity for change.


Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.