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2019 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: #81. J.D. Dillard – Sweetheart

2019 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: #81. J.D. Dillard – Sweetheart

The only J.D. Dillard related news to drop in 2018 was that he co-wrote Joe Sill’s directorial debut project Stray. Another tight-lipped Blumhouse production that has been in the can since 2017, we’ve been without updates for more than a year. Dillard broke big with Sleight at Sundance in 2016 and production on his sophomore project took place way back in June of 2017. Sweetheart stars Kiersey Clemons, Emory Cohen and Hanna Mangan Lawrence.

Rooftop Films 2019

Gist: Unknown.

Production Co./Producers: Jason Blum, Alex Hyner, Bill Karesh, Alex Theurer.

Prediction: Midnight section or Premieres.

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available. TBD (domestic). TBD (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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