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2015 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Max Landis’ Me Him Her

For someone who was ultra transparent during production, it’s almost as if Max Landis has placed a self-imposed gag order or the more likely scenario, simply didn’t really need to rush his directing debut in post production when we consider his sizeable workload. Backed by Big Beach Films – the prod co. with a winning formula and streak of Sundance comedies such as Little Miss Sunshine and Safety Not Guaranteed, 2015 should be a banner year for Landis name in the film stratosphere as it’ll include a whopping trio of penned items in Paul McGuigan’s Frankenstein, Nima Nourizadeh’s American Ultra, Paco Cabezas’ Mr. Right and finally, the sexual identity non-labeller comedy Me Him Her (we had on the radar last year) that sounds like a cozy fit for Park City. Worth noting, this features the work of cinematographer Ross Riege (The Kings of Summer).

Gist: Exploring sex, love and friendship, this is described as a “‘Reality Bites’ on acid”. The quarter-life-crisis tale set in Los Angeles features  a pair of best friends — one gay (Luke Bracey), one straight (Dustin Milligan) and a girl named Gabbi (Emily Meade). One of them struggles with their sexuality.

Production Co./Producers: Big Beach Films’ Peter Saraf & Marc Turtletaub (Gods Behaving Badly)

Prediction: With more of a comedic template, this should nab a Premieres category showing.

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available. TBD (domestic). Protagonist Pictures (international)

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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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