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2016 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Robert Schwartzman’s MF


A 7th art bloodline that keeps sprouting new I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse. filmmakers, the Coppola legacy continues with a one time actor (appearing in cousin Sofia’s The Virgin Suicides) and Rooney frontman Robert Schwartzman. Besides the cast (Johnny Simmons, Amy Landecker, Frankie Shaw and Beverly D’Angelo) and other noteworthy creds such as The Forbidden Room cinematographer Benjamin Kasulke (see pic of the two above) not much is known on the under-the-radar MF, except that it began lensing last March and was recently completed in post.

Gist: Co-written by Schwartzman and Benjamin Font, the details for this film are unknown.

Production Co./Producers: Robert Schwartzman, Mel Eslyn (Lamb). Co-producer: Alison Kelly.

Prediction: U.S. Dramatic Comp?

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available. ICM (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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