NORFOLK COUNTY, Ont. – October 9, 2017 – The duo who wrote, directed and starred in Diani and Devine Meet the Apocalypse will attend the Routes to Roots Film Festival when their film is featured late Friday night, October 20.

Devine and Diani
Etta Devine and Gabe Diani,writers, directors and stars of ‘Diani and Devine Meet the Apocalypse’

GABRIEL DIANI and ETTA DEVINE are award-winning actors, writers, and comedians who are often compared with classic comedy teams like Nichols and May and Burns and Allen. They have performed at comedy festivals all over the country, raised over $30,000 on Kickstarter to replace the “N-word” with “Robot” in Mark Twain’s “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” and garnered over 1.3 million hits on their web series Mary Olson.

In Diani and Devine Meet the Apocalypse , a struggling comedy duo discovers that surviving the apocalypse is almost as difficult as surviving in Hollywood. When all power and communication systems mysteriously shut off, the unprepared couple pack up their things and hit the road in search of a safe haven to wait out the possible extinction event.

Gabe wrote, produced, and starred in the horror comedy feature film The Selling which played at over 30 film festivals, was in the Top 10 of’s Best Horror Movies of 2012, and received rave reviews from The Huffington Post, Ain’t It Cool News, and FilmThreat.

Etta is best known for portraying the eternally optimistic loser Mary Olson in the short film Girl’s Night Out on Youtube and spawned the web series Mary Olson.

The organizers of the Routes to Roots Film Festival are pleased to host Diani and Devine in downtown Simcoe, Norfolk County. The film festival runs October 20 and 21, includes three other feature films (In Her Place, I Dream in Another Language, and Lamb) and two programs of short films.