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2019 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: #77. Hannah Pearl Utt – Stupid Happy

2019 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: #77. Hannah Pearl Utt – Stupid Happy

Moving from Disengaged the TV Series to Disengaged the feature, Hannah Pearl Utt received a helping hand (and so did producer Mallory Schwartz) for Stupid Happy via the Sundance Institute. From directing, writing and creative producing labs, to the Sundance Catalyst Women. An August production took place for the project so if it breaks into the fest it’ll be because of a quick turnaround. Alec Baldwin, Judith Light, Mandy Patinkin and Mike Colter star in the NYC based comedy.

Rooftop Films 2019

Gist: Co-written by Jen Tullock and Hannah Pearl Utt, after their playwright father’s death, sisters Rachel and Jackie discover that the mother they thought died when they were young is alive and starring on a soap opera.

Production Co./Producers: James Brown, Josh Hetzler, El Dorado Pictures’ Mallory Schwartz.

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 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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