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2013 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: David Lowery’s Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

He premiered his much talked about award-winning short film Pioneer at Sundance and SXSW in 2011, but film (all aspects of it) has been running in David Lowery’s veins for more than a decade now – its worth checking out his IMDB credits). Among Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film of 2011, the filmmaker has been on the fast track with his latest project – commencing 2012 at January Sundance Screenwriters Lab, picking up a slew of experienced indie producers (see impressive list below) and he began filming in the summer. Ain’t Them Bodies Saints has been in post since August (see tweet pic from the filmmaker above). Also worth noting: along with the brilliant technical folk behind the camera in Cinematographer Bradford Young and Production Designer Jade Healy, the pic includes such actors as Rooney Mara, Ben Foster and Casey Affleck – not a bad trio for a first film.

Gist: Embracing the atmosphere and tone of a modern-day Western, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints tells the story of an outlaw who escapes from prison and sets out across the Texas countryside to reunite with his wife and the daughter he never met.

Production Co./Producers: Parts and Labor’s Jay Van Hoy and Lars Knudsen, Primary Productions’ Amy Kaufman, Sailor Bear’s Toby Halbrook, Evolution Independent’s Cassian Elwes and James Johnston

Prediction: U.S. Dramatic Competition

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available

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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