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2018 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Reed Morano’s I Think We’re Alone Now

2018 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Reed Morano’s I Think We’re Alone Now

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.

Production Co./Producers:
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)



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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