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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