Friday, March 20
11:00AM - 12:20PM
Topfer Theatre at ZACH
202 South Lamar Blvd
A young couple in their early 20s, Dan and Mel, have known each other since childhood. Now their 6-year romantic relationship is put to the test when Dan receives an attractive job offer from the record label with whom he interns, and he must choose between a move forward and a future with Mel. Growth and temptation happen–but will their relationship remain part of their future?
Writer/director Hannah Fidell explores the struggles of young love as it begins to face the next steps into adulthood. Taissa Farmiga and Ben Rosenfield give warm, genuine performances as Mel and Dan, alongside Lindsay Burdge (from Fidell’s A Teacher) as a colleague of Dan’s who entices him in more ways than one.
Section: Narrative Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Director: Hannah Fidell
Executive Producer: Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass
Producer: Kelly Williams, Jonathan Duffy, Andrew Logan
Screenwriter: Hannah Fidell
Cinematographer: Andrew Droz Palermo
Editor: Sofi Marshall, Carlos Marques-Marcet
Production Designer: Annell Brodeur, Lanie Overton
Sound Designer: Lyman Hardy
Additional Credits: Music Supervisor: Chris Swanson
Principal Cast: Taissa Farmiga, Ben Rosenfield, Lindsay Burdge, Joshua Leonard, Jennifer Lafleur, Peter Vack, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Molly McMichael, Jason Newman
Hannah Fidell wrote and directed the feature film A Teacher, which premiered at Sundance 2013 and went on to play such festivals as SXSW where she won the Chicken & Egg Award. In 2012, her short film The Gathering Squall, which premiered at SXSW, garnered her a spot on Filmmaker Magazine’s ’25 New Faces of Independent Film’ list.
Sales Agent: Submarine Entertainment / ICM Partners
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