2019 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: #38. Rania Attieh & Daniel Garcia – Initials S.G.
Recently featuring their film at the American Film Festival’s US In Progress in Wroclaw, the team of Rania Attieh and Daniel Garcia look to be at the completion stages with Initials SG after receiving some Sundance Institute love via the 2018 Music and Sound Design Lab. The duo were winners of the “Someone to Watch Award” at the 2015 Independent Spirit Awards and saw their third feature film H. (read review) receive a rare Venice and then Sundance Film Fest showing. This stars Diego Peretti and includes the surprise presence of a noteworthy U.S tourist.
Gist: An aging Argentine and Serge Gainsbourg (Diego Peretti) wannabe struggles with an acting career he can’t seem to get on track, an affair he doesn’t want and a dead man he didn’t mean to kill.
Production Co./Producers: Rania Attieh, Iván Eibuszyc, Shruti Ganguly, Daniel Garcia, Georges Schoucair
Prediction: NEXT section or a Comp slot at Berlin.
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available. TBD (domestic). TBD (international).