Sundance Institute has announced the six projects selected for the New Frontier Story Lab, running October 22-27 at the Sundance Resort in Utah. Supporting artists making storytelling innovations at the convergence of film, visual art, media, live performance, music and technology, the Lab is inspired by New Frontier at the Sundance Film Festival and built on the renowned Sundance Institute Lab model.
The six projects’ creative teams and projects selected for the Lab are: Karim Ben Khelifa and Chloe Jarry’s ‘The Enemy,’ Dandypunk and Darin Basile’s “Heart Corps,” Tracy Fullerton and Lucas Peterson’s “Walden, A Game,” Braden King and Matthew Moore’s “Weather,” Hasan Minhaj and Greg Walloch’s “Sakoon/Paint The Town” and Navid and Vassiliki Kohnsari’s “1979 Revolution.”
“Rooted in Sundance Institute’s mission to support risk-taking artists is an encouragement of innovation in the independent space,” said Robert Redford, President and Founder of the Sundance Institute in a statement. “The New Frontier Story Lab supports our mission by providing a safe place for artists to define and advance emerging styles of storytelling.”
Creative Advisors for the Lab include Sarah Treem (Producer/Writer, “House of Cards”), Mark Monroe (Filmmaker, “The Cove”), Erin Cressida Wilson (Screenwriter, “Secretary”) and more.
In addition to the New Frontier Story Lab, the Institute offers Labs throughout the year and around the world for independent directors, screenwriters, documentary editors, composers, playwrights and producers.