Now that Reed Morano won the Emmy for best director in a drama series for The Handmaid’s Tale (read her remarkable process in winning the bid) and that she has moved onto what is already one of our most anticipated studio items for 2019 in The Rhythm Section (an adaptation of global female espionage thriller from the 007 producers), perhaps she might be done with indiewood, but indiewood is likely not done with her. After a yearly output of quality American independent offerings as a cinematographer that date back to Frozen River, and her move behind the camera with Meadowland (2015), Morano once again pulled double duties as cinematographer and director for her sophomore film, the original screenplay I Think We’re Alone Now. Reteaming with Production designer Kelly McGehee, filming took place in April in New York with Peter Dinklage and Elle Fanning going into perhaps a little postapocalyptic punk that might be tonally funkier than hornet’s nest Craig Zobel’s Z for Zachariah.
Gist: Written by Mike Makowsky, Dinklage will play Del, who finds his innermost fantasies of seclusion realized when the rest of humanity is wiped out in a mysterious incident. But then a second survivor (Fanning) arrives and threatens to disrupt his newfound sense of order.
Automatik Entertainment’s Fred Berger (La La Land) and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Midnight Special), Estuary’s Mike Makowsky, Peter Dinklage, Exhibit’s Fernando Loureiro and Roberto Vasconcellos.
Prediction: High value acquisitions title for the Premieres section.
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available. CAA and WME (domestic). IM Global (international)