HOLLYWOOD — Sundance Institute has selected 13 projects for the annual June Filmmakers and Screenwriters Labs, which take place at the Sundance Village in Utah May 25-June 24.
The writer-director participants and projects selected for the filmmakers’ lab:
- Aditya Assarat, “Hi-So.” A coming-of-age love story set in modern day Bangkok.
- Sterlin Harjo, “Four Sheets to the Wind.” A Native American and his family deal with tragedy in small-town Oklahoma.
- Peter Himmelstein, “Peep World.” A darkly comic day in the life of a family tormented by fact, fiction and mortality.
- Zoe Hopkins, “Cherry Blossoms.” A Native girl builds a relationship with the father she never knew in her ceremonial passage to womanhood.
- Orlando “Dito” Montiel, “A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints.” A young man’s hunger for experience and loyalties that bind him to a violent past.
- Kieran and Michele Mulroney, “Paper Man.” A coming-of-middle-age story set during a lonely winter on Cape Cod.
- Kazuo Ohno, “Mr. Crumpacker and the Man from the Letter.” An overbearing boss reconfigures his company as a place of philosophical inquiry.
- Richard Press, “Virtual Love.” The true story of Paul Monette’s harrowing friendship with Tony Johnson, a charismatic 15-year-old abuse survivor — until it begins to seem that maybe he didn’t exist.
These filmmakers will be joined at the screenwriters lab by the following participants:
- Ryan Eslinger, “When a Man Falls in the Forest.” n Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden, “Half Nelson.” n Juliana Francis, “Saint Latrice.” n Fatima Jebli-Ouazzani, “Halima’s Paradise.” n Catherine Stewart, “The Moon, Under Late Capitalism.”