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2019 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: #65. Michael Tyburski – Palimpsest

2019 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: #65. Michael Tyburski – Palimpsest

Based on the 2013 Sundance short that would win a Special Jury Award, Michael Tyburski‘s feature version of the Palimpsest has been receiving a supporting hand via IFP’s Emerging Storyteller’s Program, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s Screenplay Award, was a Rooftop Filmmakers’ Fund Grantee, took part in the Sundance Institute’s Film Music and Sound Design Lab, and finally, was the first ever recipient of Dolby Atmos Fellowship via the San Francisco Film Society. Expect this to be an aural cinematic experience.

Rooftop Films 2019

Gist: A house tuner in New York City calibrates the sounds in people’s apartments in order to adjust their moods. After years of collecting data, he believes he’s discovered naturally occurring harmonies that are influencing the way people behave.

Production Co./Producers: Ben Nabors

Prediction: U.S. Dramatic Comp.

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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