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The Next Big One: A Comedy with Three Potential Problems

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2024 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Ariel Kavoussi’s The Next Big One: A Comedy with Three Potential Problems

2024 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Ariel Kavoussi’s The Next Big One: A Comedy with Three Potential Problems

Actress Ariel Kavoussi has slowly moved from acting to directing shorts and earlier this year she put together her feature film debut with a funky long title of: The Next Big One: A Comedy with Three Potential Problems. Shot in Brooklyn, Molly Bernard, David H. Holmes, Deborah Rush and Kevin Corrigan take top billing with tons of supporting players including Maria Dizzia, Josh Pais and Kavoussi also makes an appearance. This could SXSW entry as well.

Gist: In this dystopian sci-fi black comedy, a high-ranking employee at an omnipotent tech firm must help her depressed, activist brother move into their aunt’s house while a hurricane threatens New York city.

Production Co./Producers: Alexandra Hitchcock, Eccentric Recluse Entertainment’s Ariel Kavoussi.

Prediction: Next.

Sales: TBD.

2023 American Film Festival Wroclaw

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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