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2019 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: #95. Trey Edward Shults – Waves

2019 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: #95. Trey Edward Shults – Waves

Trey Edward Shults blasted onto the scene with his award winning SXSW, Cannes debut Krisha (2015) which was followed up with It Comes at Night (2017) which A24 decided to world premiere at the Overlook Film Festival. With the distributor handling a pretty heavy 2019 slate, while Waves (which was filmed this past July) would be a good Sundance fit, there are better chances that this receives a year end release a la Moonlight. With Lucas Hedges, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Taylor Russell, Alexa Demie and Sterling K. Brown cast, the Florida project sees contributions from his regular DP in Drew Daniels and a score by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.

Rooftop Films 2019

Gist: Two young couples experience growing up and falling in love.

Production Co./Producers: Kevin Turen, James Wilson.

Prediction: Long shot for the Premieres category as this might be set up with a fall release.

U.S. Distributor: A24 Films.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at, 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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