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IndieSponge Episode 4 – Yankee Comandante, The Ice Beneath Her & An American Pickle

On this week’s episode of IndieSponge, Kevin Jagernauth and I talk talk about Jeff Nichols‘ possible sixth feature film Yankee Commandante (which would feature Adam Driver), Radio Silence team with Daisy Ridley for book to film Swedish thriller project The Ice Beneath Her, Riley StearnsDual – a sci-fi project with Karen Gillan taking on not one, but two roles. And speaking of actors playing two parts we go into the An American Pickle landing at HBO Max, and Universal disrupting the industry with the upcoming release of The King of Staten Island and finally we look into the film festival situation and new qualifying rules for the next Academy Awards (bye bye screeners, and hello streaming). Thanks for checking out our COVID-19 edition of IndieSponge!

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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