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2022 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Billy Luther’s Frybread Face and Me


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.


U.S. Distributor: Rights Available.  (Domestic, 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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