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2019 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: #18. Tom Quinn – Colewell

2019 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: #18. Tom Quinn – Colewell

A project that he developed through the Biennale College – Cinema, alongside The Fits cinematographer Paul Yee, Tom Quinn probably shot his sophomore film in 2017 somewhere in Pennsylvania. Most recently, Colewell visited the in 2018 Sundance Institute Music and Sound Design Lab – probably the final touches were put in in the fall. The Filmmaker Magazine 25 New Faces of Independent Film personality got his start with The New Year Parade, an Independent Spirit Award and Gotham Award nominee. This stars Karen Allen and Kevin J. O’Connor.

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Gist: For thirty-five years, Nora Pancowski (Karen Allen) has run the Colewell community post office from her home. When she receives word that her office will be closed, Nora must decide whether to relocate and take a new job or face retirement in Colewell.

Production Co./Producers: Alexandra Byer (Sollers Point), Craig Shilowich (Christine), Matthew Thurm.

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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