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2013 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ Toy’s House

Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ almost half-hour Successful Alcoholics (watch here) was among the crowd-pleasing short film hits of the 2010 edition of Sundance. Flash-forward to this summer, Vogt-Roberts (seen above on set with Dp Ross Riege) began filming Toy’s House, his directorial debut in Ohio with a cast comprised of Alison Brie, Nick Offerman, Erin Moriarty, Mary Lynn Rajskub and Megan Mullally.

Gist: Written by Chris Galletta, the comedy follows three teen boys who set out to build their own makeshift house in the woods where, soon, everything goes haywire.

Production Co./Producers: Low Sparks Films Tyler Davidson (Compliance), John Hodges (Safety Not Guaranteed) and Big Beach Films’ Peter Saraf

Prediction: Premieres section

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available

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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