Having played the festival circuit two years ago, Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss from director Vivieno Caldinelli and writers Clayton Hewitson, Christopher Hewitson, and Justin Jones came out last week, online of course (at Amazon), as a curious, dark (yet slightly upbeat?) comedy. It follows a couples’ new home that also seems to be a site for a cult’s ritual suicide. Rather than pack everything back into boxes, they opt to stick around and maybe help the cult members in their journey? A nice, absurdist premise could be pretty handy right now.
Featuring a very robust cast of comedy favorites including a star turn from Kate Micucci as well as Dan Harmon, Taika Waititi, Maria Bamford, Dana Gould, Mark McKinney, and more, the trailer for Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss has our curiosity peaked. See for yourself here.
If anything, seeing Taika Waititi as a cult leader is an oddly refreshing image.