Tuesday, April 28, 2009

NEWS: 12 Projects Chosen For Sundance Lab...

This is a pretty random post to those out of the know, but there is a distinct reason why everyone needs to care about this piece of information.

Out of the Sundance Director and Screenwriter Labs have come many a great film. Tarantino's Resivior Dogs, P.T.A's Hard Eight, Ryan Fleck's Half Nelson, Darren Aronofsky's Requiem For A Dream, and John Cameron Mitchell's Hedwig and The Angry Inch. Well, it looks as though the people behid the Lab have released the 12 projects to be made out of it. Thanks to /Film for the heads up!

The projects and participants selected for the Directors Lab from June 2-20 are:

• All Fall Down/Jonathan Wysocki (writer/director), U.S.A.
• Beasts of the Southern Wild/Benh Zeitlin (co-writer/director) and Lucy Alibar (co-writer), U.S.A.
• Goodnight Moon/Elgin James (writer/director), U.S.A.
• My Brother the Devil/Sally El Hosaini (writer/director), U.K./Egypt
• Porfirio/Alejandro Landes (writer/director), Brazil/Ecuador
• The Narrow Frame of Midnight/Tala Hadid (writer/director), Morocco/U.S.A.
• On the Ice/Andrew Okpeaha MacLean (writer/director), U.S.A.
• The Story of Ram/Ritesh Batra (writer/director), U.S.A./India

These Fellows will be joined at the Screenwriters Lab from June 21-26 by the following projects and participants:

• The American People/Keith Davis (writer/director), U.S.A.
• Hello, I Must Be Going/Sarah Koskoff (writer) and Todd Louiso (director), U.S.A.
• Land/Jan-Willem van Ewijk (co-writer/director) and Abdelhadi Samih (co-writer),
• Little Wings/Emily Tang (co-writer/director) and Chow Keung (co-writer), China

During the Lab, the "Fellows" work with a group of advisors in bringing key scenes of their scripts to life. For more info on the films and the people behind them, along with what the Lab is all about, check out /Film.

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