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2019 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: #17. Annie Silverstein – Bull

2019 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: #17. Annie Silverstein – Bull

Selected for the 2016 Sundance Screenwriters and Directors Labs (here is a video interview), and recipient of the San Francisco Film Society/Kenneth Rainin Foundation Grant and Time Warner Fellowship, Annie Silverstein won the jury award at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival–Cinéfondation for Skunk before moving into her feature debut, Bull. Filming took place sometime in 2018 in Texas.

Rooftop Films 2019

Gist: Co-written by Silverstein and Johnny McAllister, in a near-abandoned subdivision west of Houston, a wayward teen runs headlong into her equally willful and unforgiving neighbor, an aging bullfighter who’s seen his best days in the arena; it’s a collision that will change them both.

Production Co./Producers: Monique Walton, Heather Rae (Once Upon a River), Ryan Zacarias (The Mountain), Bert Marcus (Ophelia).

Prediction: NEXT section.

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available. TBD (domestic). TBD (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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