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2014 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Max Landis’ Me Him Her

The family name got him onto film sets (on our end we call that the best film school), but it’s 2012 Chronicle that set the wind in the sails for Max Landis. When the uber film-geek wasn’t ranting about men with wear capes or penning another half dozen projects, he was directing his debut feature with what we can justifiably call a weirdo ensemble: Haley Joel Osment, Alia Shawkat, Casey Wilson, Geena Davis, Lance Henriksen, Scott Bakula, Dustin Milligan, Angela Sarafyan, and future it girl Emily Meade (look for her nuanced perf in Lance Edmands’ Bluebird). Shooting began this summer and all points toward Sundance. The Prod Co., Big Beach Films have been doing comedy right for some time now, and as indie producers they have a direct line to Park City programmers – just about everything they’ve produced since Little Miss Sunshine has preemed in Park City, including The Kings of Summer (cinematographer Ross Riege’s break out project).

Gist: Exploring sex, love and friendship, this is described as a “‘Reality Bites’ on acid”. This is a quarter-life-crisis tale set in Los Angeles that features three young leads, at least one of whom is struggling with their sexuality. .

Production Co./Producers: Big Beach Films’ Peter Saraf & Marc Turtletaub

Prediction: Premieres category with heavy buyer interest at the preem.

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available

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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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