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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