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Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2012: #27. Matthew Porterfield’s I Used to Be Darker

Talk about having this project tattooed to his heart (and arm – see pic above) – one of our U.S indie filmmaker revelations to watch out for is helmer Matthew Porterfield. His sophormoe feature, Putty Hill was a major hit at several film festival stops in 2010 (where we meet up with him for this viral interview) and the pic was not surprisingly mentioned on several top lists of the year 11′. He didn’t waste anytime putting this project together – in one of the most funniest crowd-sourcing pleas, and we’re kind of excited for this project in the way thousands incomprehensibly fell for music-imbedded in narrative Once.

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#27. I Used to Be Darker

Director: Matthew Porterfield
Writers: Porterfield and Amy Belk
Producers: Steve Holmgren and Eric Bannat, (Putty Hill), Amy Dotson and Nomadic Independence Pictures’ Ryan Zacarias (#99 on our list When the World’s on Fire)
Distributor: Rights Available

The Gist: This is about a young woman named Taryn, a Northern Irish runaway, who finds herself pregnant in Ocean City, MD, she seeks refuge with American relatives in Baltimore. But Aunt Kim and her husband, Bill, have problems of their own: they’re trying to handle the end of their marriage gracefully for the sake of their daughter Abby, just home from her first year of college...(more)

Cast: Ned Oldham, Kim Taylor, Hannah Gross and Deragh Campbell

List Worthy Reasons…: Talk about having this project tattooed to his heart (and arm – see pic above) – one of our U.S indie filmmaker revelations to watch out for is helmer Matthew Porterfield. His sophormoe feature, Putty Hill was a major hit at several film festival stops in 2010 (where we meet up with him for this viral interview) and the pic was not surprisingly mentioned on several top lists of the year 11′. He didn’t waste anytime putting this project together – in one of the most funniest crowd-sourcing pleas, and we’re kind of excited for this project in the way thousands incomprehensibly fell for music-imbedded in narrative Once

Release Date/Status?: Currently in post-production, we see this on the Croisette (Directors’ Fortnight).

 
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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at IONCINEMA.com (founded in 2000). Eric splits his time between his home base in Montreal, NYC, and is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. Top 3 from 2016: Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt), Things to Come (Mia Hansen-Løve), Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade)

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