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2016 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Jeff Baena’s Joshy


Equal measures irritably supercilious and demonically brilliant, our introduction to this filmmaker came via his co-writing gig: 2004’s I Heart Huckabees. Fast forward a decade later, and Jeff Baena broke into Sundance’s U.S. Dramatic section with zom rom com (short of zombie romantic comedy). Starring girlfriend Aubrey Plaza, Life After Beth wasn’t as secretive as his follow up film. Not appearing on any radars, production wrapped up on Joshy in April, so this comedy is definitely ready to go out. List of players includes: Thomas Middleditch, Adam Pally, Alex Ross Perry, Nick Kroll, Brett Gelman, Jenny Slate, Lauren Graham, Aubrey Plaza, Joe Swanberg, Kris Swanberg, Alison Brie, Paul Weitz, Brian Patrick Farrell, Jake Johnson and Frankie Shaw.

Gist: Unknown.

Production Co./Producers: Producers: Elizabeth Destro, Michael Zakin. Co-producers: Joshua Bachove, Tracey Landon, Daniel McGilvray. Executive producers: Matthew Perniciaro, Michael Sherman, Chris Swanson, Kim Leadford. Associate producers: Michael Ferraro, Peter Pietrangeli, Lauren Russell.

Prediction: Premieres category.

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available. TBD (domestic). TBD (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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