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Interview: Jake Wasserman – TYREL & Piercing | 2018 Sundance Film Festival

Interview: Jake Wasserman – TYREL & Piercing | 2018 Sundance Film Festival

It’s an association, friendship and creative partnership that began with Nicolas Pesce, that was nurtured by the Borderline Films’ Josh Mond, Antonio Campos and Sean Durkin and supported by the Sundance Film Festival programmers that has allowed for Jake Wasserman to bare two major American indie film cinematic gifts at the ’18 edition of the fest. As a producer, the Tisch grad was already familiar with the layout of the Park City land having previously co-produced 2015’s James White (Mond’s debut) and 2016’s The Eyes of My Mother (Pesce’s debut – read review) and now with the twosome of Pesce’s Piercing and Sebastián Silva’s TYREL added to the conversation of auteur-driven projects that are both thought provoking and contain a stylistic pulse. Midway through Sundance I had the chance to speak Wasserman about these creative collaborations, the idiosyncrasies of the projects at hand and where his interests lie. Wasserman continues in this forward momentum world premiering his VR directed project The Caretaker at the Tribeca Film Fest in April.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric 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. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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