He broke into the Sundance Film Fest U.S. Dramatic Comp back in 2010 with The Dry Land, and not surprisingly, shooting on his sophomore safely began in March of this year. For this time out, writer/director Ryan Piers Williams once again works with actress/wife America Fererra, and manages once again to pull in some of the better indie players on the circuit in Melonie Diaz, Dree Hemingway, Ann Dowd alongside Jon Paul Phillips, Adam Rapp, Maria Dizzia, David Harbour and the hiphop artist and not too shabby in his own right thesp, Common. Nowhere close to Texas, the NYC backdrop and a score via Fall On Your Sword, X/Y is the type of certified indie film that stands a good chance at breaking into the fest – especially when you have a team of four editors mashing up the interconnectedness of the plot.
Gist: The character-driven drama explores the challenges people face in communicating and connecting and looks inside the lives and minds of an interconnected group of friends in New York City.
Production Co./Producers: TideRock Media’s Jason Michael Berman and Thomas B. Fore (Franny), Mindsmack’s Kwesi Collisson (LUV), America Ferrera.
Prediction: U.S. Dramatic Competition with an outside chance for a Premieres showing.
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
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