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2010 Cinereach Sundance Institute Grantees Includes Braden King, Victoria Mahoney and Margaret Brown

I’m getting to this press release a little late, but it’s worth mentioning that this year’s The Cinereach Project at Sundance Institute is supporting not one, not two, but three filmmaker names that we profiled in our inaugural American New Wave 25 series.

I’m getting to this press release a little late, but it’s worth mentioning that this year’s The Cinereach Project at Sundance Institute is supporting not one, not two, but three filmmaker names that we profiled in our inaugural American New Wave 25 series. The relatively new program offers a strong development, production and post-production support – and it’s not chump change either. Eleven Documentary and Narrative Feature Film Projects Selected include post production grants towards a pair of projects that I’ll be covering at Sundance next year in Victoria Mahoney’s Yelling to the Sky (see pic) and Braden King’s HERE. Other projects worth noting are Dash Shaw’s The Ruined Cast and Margaret Brown’s latest docu project. Here’s the full press release.

POST PRODUCTION GRANTING

Yelling to the Sky
Writer-director: Victoria Mahoney (Sundance Institute Directors and Screenwriters Lab Fellow)
Producer: Diane Houslin (Sundance Institute Creative Producing Fellow)

In a distressed New York neighborhood, the younger of two mixed-race sisters navigates an identity between the known: a violent life of crime, and the unknown: a life of purpose and meaning.

HERE
Director: Braden King (Sundance Institute Directors and Screenwriters Lab Fellow)
Writers: Braden King and Dani Valent
Producers: Jay Van Hoy and Lars Knudsen

Cartographer Will Shepard hits the road for his latest job: to create a new, more accurate satellite survey of Armenia. During his assignment, he forms a bond with an Armenian expatriate and art photographer.

PRODUCTION GRANTING

On the Ice
Writer-director: Andrew Okpeaha MacLean (Sundance Institute Directors and
Screenwriters Lab Fellow)
Producers: Cara Marcous (Sundance Institute Creative Producing Fellow) and Lynette Howell

On the snow-covered arctic tundra, at the top of the world in Barrow, Alaska, two Iñuit teenagers try to get away with murder.

DEVELOPMENT GRANTING

Postcards from the Zoo
Co-writer-director: Edwin (Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab Fellow)
Co-writer: Daud Sumolang (Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab Fellow)
Producers: Meiske Taurisia, Lorna Tee
After being abandoned at a young age at the zoo, a young woman leaves her magical childhood behind to discover the world outside.

The Ruined Cast
Writer-director: Dash Shaw (Sundance Institute Directors and Screenwriters Fellow)
Producers: Howard Gertler, John Cameron Mitchell

Told with hand-drawn animation, a disconnected family is thrown into chaos when the scientist father loses the test subject of his experiment with appearance-altering technology.

The Arizona Project (Working Title)
Directors: Carlos Sandoval and Catherine Tambini

Reporting from the frontlines of the new battle for America’s soul, filmmakers Carlos Sandoval and Catherine Tambini follow the volatile, unfolding story of Arizona’s racially charged immigration law, Senate Bill 1070.

Untitled Margaret Brown Oil Spill Documentary
Director: Margaret Brown

Margaret Brown’s new documentary is an investigation into the personal stories behind the tragic 2010 BP Oil Spill. The film uncovers how government and corporate interests respond in the wake of an environmental crisis, and the way this affects a region and culture so rooted in nature.

Untitled Documentary by Lauren Greenfield
Director: Lauren Greenfield
This untitled cinema verite film by Lauren Greenfield is a portrait of an American family against the backdrop of the financial crisis.

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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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