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2019 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: #56. Sia – Music

2019 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: #56. Sia – Music

After blasting a whole bunch of originality in the texts found Brady Corbet’s Vox Lux, I’m ready for a second helping of film-based creativity by Sia. In what would be the most anticipated directorial debut to take place at the festival if it lands there, Music is what happens when the Australian singer-songwriter saddled up her mini muse Maddie Ziegler, Kate Hudson and Leslie Odom Jr. for what at first was a non-musical film but then turned into a full blown musical with songs by Sia and choreography by Sia’s frequent collaborator Ryan Heffington. The courage to make a move into filmmaking came about via the music video directing experience Chandelier.

Rooftop Films 2019

Gist: Co-written by Sia and Dallas Clayton, this is the story of about an autistic child (Ziegler) who is cared for by her sober, drug-dealing sister (Hudson).

Production Co./Producers: TBD

Prediction: U.S. Dramatic Comp followed by SXSW.

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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