If there is a “predictions thematic” playing out here it’s the number of films with actors who move behind the camera. Chalk up Park City regular William H. Macy (last visited the festival with The Surrogate aka The Sessions) as one who could shore up at the fest with his shot in Oklahoma, music drama starring Billy Crudup, Anton Yelchin, Selena Gomez, Laurence Fishburne with Macy and his wife, Felicity Huffman showing up as supporting players. Rudderless commenced production in April of this year.
Gist: Written by Macy, Casey Twenter and Jeff Robison, this centers on a grieving father in a downward spiral who forms a band after stumbling across a box of his deceased son’s original music.
Production Co./Producers: Amberdale’s Brad Greiner (Welcome to Me), Unified Pictures’s Keith Kjarval (Why Now?!), Jeff Rice Films’ Jeff Rice (Frozen Ground)
Prediction: Premieres category.
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available – Radiant Films Intl
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