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2016 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Mark Elijah Rosenberg’s Ad Inexplorata


Naturally the post production process can be a lengthier one when latticeworking critical sci-fi elements with technical aspects. As is the nature with our set of predictions, sometimes we jump the gun. No updates have been made in the interim, but Mark Elijah Rosenberg‘s debut should logically be ready to dock in 2016. Starring Mark Strong, Sanaa Lathan, Charles Baker and Bettina Skye, Ad Inexplorata received support from Indian Paintbrush Fellowship (2011), Creative Producing Summit (2011), Creative Producing Feature Film Lab (2011), 2011 June Screenwriters Lab (2011), 2012 Screenplay Reading Series (2012) and coin from the San Francisco Film Society and it received the Sundance NHK Filmmaker Award (2014).

Gist: Captain William D. Stanaforth (Strong), is a NASA pilot alone on a one-way mission toward the unknown. Faced with mechanical problems, physical suffering from long distance space travel, and the mental obstacles of a journey into the unknown, the trip begins to take its toll on the ship…and Stanaforth’s mind.

Production Co./Producers: Court 13’s Josh Penn (Western), Loveless’ Matthew Parker (Five Nights in Maine), TideRock’s Thomas B. Fore and Jason Michael Berman (Mediterranea), 3311 Productions’ Jennifer Dana (It Follows), Mark Roberts (State Like Sleep).

Prediction: Pod hatch should open up for the U.S. Dramatic Comp and we could find portions of the larger project in the New Frontier installations section.

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available. WME & CAA (domestic). IM Global (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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