2022 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Billy Luther’s Frybread Face and Me
Among all the items unveiled in our set of Sundance predictions, Billy Luther‘s film is the one we believe that most recently wrapped up. With a July shoot date, production on Frybread Face and Me took place in New Mexico and with a huge team of different level producers including Taika Waititi – we could find this item competing in the Dramatic comp. Selected for the 2020 Sundance Institute Directors and Screenwriters Labs, this semi-autobiographical feature takes the POV of a child and it includes players MorningStar Angeline (we featured her for Drunktown’s Finest) and Martin Sensmeier. Luther has been to the Sundance Film Fest with other films offerings in the past including docu features 2007’s Miss Navajo and 2011’s Grab.
Gist: This focuses on a 12-year old city kid who is sent under protest to live on his grandmother’s ranch. The experience on the Navajo reservation opens young Benny’s eyes to his own family and history, as well as that of his Indigenous culture.
Production Co./Producers: Indion Entertainment’s Chad Burris.
Prediction: U.S. DRAMATIC COMPETITION.
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available. (Domestic, international).