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Marsh Trades ‘Dream’ World for Documentary Format

Now that James Marsh’s career year (a 13-month span of accolades, festival kudos and trophy-ware including yesterday’s Oscar) is over and done with, the helmer can focus on getting crafting what would be an original project. Returning to the format that brought him all that glory, Marsh will follow up the recently completed Nineteen Eighty with the temporarily titled Dream Diaries.

Now that James Marsh‘s career year (a 13-month span of accolades, festival kudos and trophy-ware including yesterday’s Oscar) is over and done with, the helmer can focus on getting crafting what would be an original project. Returning to the format that brought him all that glory, Marsh will follow up the recently completed Nineteen Eighty with the temporarily titled Dream Diaries

It is by digging through the archives once again (actually Man on Wire was a story optioned by a producer friend according to what Marsh told IONCINEMA.com in an interview) , that the filmmaker has found the basis for his next project — something having to do with one of those freaky University research projects. This one was a UC San Diego-based study on “man’s nocturnal adventures”. Wall to Wall will back the $1.4 million docu which is being developed by Film 4 and the U.K. Film Council. Production is expected for the end of the year.

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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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