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FESTIVALS: List of 2001 No Borders Projects

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire July 30, 2001 at 2:0AM

FESTIVALS: List of 2001 No Borders Projects
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FESTIVALS: List of 2001 No Borders Projects


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Information and details as provided by IFP.


U.S. Scripts

One of the two projects in No Borders produced by Tim Perell (Jump Tomorrow, The Opportunist) is $9.99, a stop motion animation project, which weaves together six stories to examine the post-modern meaning of heaven and hell on earth from award-winning director Tatia Rosenthal (Crazy Glue).

Producer Nadia Leonelli's Manifesto Films (Perfume) presents the script for BLACK BUTTERFLIES, a story that explores the controversy that surrounds medical discoveries, ethics, the desire to control the uncontrollable, and the freedom of the human mind.

"But I'm a Cheerleader" director Jamie Babbit is set to direct THE GIGGLE FACTOR, a new script by Amy Tebo, and produced by Andrea Sperling (But I'm A Cheerleader, The Doom Generation) and Jasmine Kosovic (The Adventures of Sebastian Cole). The film tells the story of when a poor, eleven-year old girl who accuses a wealthy celebrity of child molestation, and money ends up triumphing over justice.

Producer Tim Perell (Jump Tomorrow, The Opportunist) presents THE GRASS IS GREENER, a story where a reclusive former B-movie actress puts a spell on her three daughters forcing them to live mandatory double-lives, until a mystery unfolds that breaks the spell and sends the sisters into full fledged identity crises.

Writer/director Jim Frohna's script set in an odd Wisconsin town where deer hunting is bigger than Christmas, HUNTING SEASON is a comic drama about a man's search for happiness and a mythical eighteen-point buck, to be produced Sukee Chew (My First Mister).

"The Luzhin Defense" producer Philippe Guez presents MY LIFE AS A WHALE, the story of a balding, thirty something literary agent and accomplished chef, Michael Householder believes he is amongst the last of a vanishing breed- one of the few remaining heterosexual single men in the city of New York.

"Our Song" producer Paul Mezey comes to the market with MARIA FULL OF GRACE, a character driven story of a defiant 17-year-old Columbian girl who undergoes a harrowing coming-of-age when she quits work at a flower plantation and naively agrees to swallow a half-kilo of heroin and transport it to the United States.

THE MOSTLY UNFAVORABLE SOCIAL LIFE OF ETHAN GREEN is the story of Ethan Green's search for Mr. Right, only to find the man he gave up is the man he can't live without. David Rubin (Happy Campers, I am Sam) will produce.

In OCEANSIDE, award-winning writer/director P. David Ebersole (Death in Venice, CA) tells the story of two men that confess to the same murder when a middle-aged lawyer gets shot on the beach.


Straight from the Sundance Screenwriting and Directors Labs, Jono Oliver presents THE OTHER ONES, the story of a working-class man who is injured in a highly publicized shooting.

Tasca Shadix's (The Book of Stars) THE PREACHER'S DAUGHTER is a coming of age story about a sheltered college student who travels from Boston to her cousin's blue-collar Houston bar after her father's death. There, amid the country music and urban cowboys, she begins to heal, discovering secrets about her family's past in the process.

International Scripts

Producer Joost De Vries (Total Loss) returns to No Borders with EL ANDARIN, where award-winning director Fernando Perez (Life is to Whistle) tells the true story of a Cuban mailman who sets out to run the Olympic marathon in St. Louis in 1904. After losing all his money in New Orleans, he ran the remaining 600 miles to fulfill his dream.

Shani Grewal's (Guru in 7) new film follows five friends through six turbulent months of humor, tragedy, good times and bad, from the Southall Riots to Led Zeppelin's end of an era concert at Knebwourth, culminating in one of the friend's wedding and THE CRIME OF A CENTURY.

GIRL TALK is the story of a gang of teenage girl drug couriers: the