2022 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Alex Thompson’s Rounding
After receiving tons of accolades for his feature debut film Saint Frances, filmmaker Alex Thompson began the year shooting an under-the-radar sophomore feature in Chicago. A dramatic thriller with a hospital backdrop, Thompson cast the film pairing of Namir Smallwood (and actor making his debut and was schooled by the Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre) and Sidney Flanigan (who broke out in Eliza Hittman’s Never Rarely Sometimes Always). titled Rounding, Thompson reunited with cinematographer Nate Hursellers, and yes, Kelly O’Sullivan who co-wrote Saint Frances is also in the fold as a supporting player.
Gist: This follows a driven young medical resident (Smallwood) who transfers to a rural hospital for a fresh start. There, the demons of his past start to catch up to him when he becomes consumed by the case of a young asthma patient (Flanigan).
Production Co./Producers: Alex Thompson, Leah Gaydos, Keaton Wooden, Julianna Imel, James Choi, Pierce Cravens, Ian Keiser, Eddie Linker and Alex Wilson.
Prediction: U.S. DRAMATIC COMPETITION.
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available.
MarVista Entertainment / Endeavor Content (domestic, international).