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2022 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Ant Hines & Casper Christensen’s Robots

2022 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Ant Hines & Casper Christensen’s Robots

A project that might be too close to the wire to be a part of the Sundance line-up, but with two heads are better philosophy this co-directing team comprised of Ant Hines (best known for writing Sacha Baron Cohen’s feature film projects) and Casper Christensen (a funnybone friendly Danish scribe popular for 2010’s Klown and about two decades worth of TV Series writing) might actually get across the finish line. Production on Robots, began in August in New Mexico with Shailene Woodley and Jack Whitehall in double performances.

Gist: Set in a near future America and follows a womanizer, Charles and a gold digger, Elaine, who trick people into relationships with illegal robot doubles of themselves. When they unwittingly use this scam on each other, their robot doubles fall in love and elope, forcing Charles and Elaine to team up to hunt them down before the authorities discover their secret.

Production Co./Producers: Company Films’ Cassian Elwes and and Stephen Hamel.

Prediction: MIDNIGHT.

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available.  CAA Media Finance/Elevated (domestic). Rocket Science (international).

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury 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 was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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