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Decide Who Talks to the Sundance Institute: Vote for April’s Project of the Month!

Decide Who Talks to the Sundance Institute: Vote for April's Project of the Month!

April is now over, and it’s time to choose one of our Projects of the Week to be named March’s Project of the Month. The project that receives the most votes for Project of the Month will receive a consultation from the Sundance Institute!

Voting will be open until Friday May 4 at 5 PM.

Go to the poll below to vote for April’s Project of the Month!

The links to more information about each project are below.

“Two Blind to Ride”

Christi is completely blind in one eye, and has blurry vision out of the other. Tauru has tunnel vision. His condition is degenerative & he will eventually go blind, so now is the time for this trip! Their bike ride will take them from Tierra del Fuego, Argentina to Deadhorse, Alaska over the next year and a half. They’ll stop along the way to visit & share their story with schools for the visually impaired.

“Werewolves in the Mall of America”

During the coldest winter on record in Minneapolis, a Somali highschool student, Awo, discovers an abandoned Planet Hollywood restaurant in the world’s largest mall.  Teaming with her art school friends, Awo launches an underground club deep within the bowels of the Mall of America.

As the club grows in influence amongst the city’s youth, Awo and her team begin to unleash a plan for reshaping their city, America, and the world.

Capturing the true story of a new generation as they come of age, “Werewolves in the Mall of America”assembles a cast of real young people as they construct what comes after nationality, after race, and after the 20th century.


Dust takes place in a world that is rapidly changing. Each year new species and adaptations alter the balance of their ecosystems. Throughout history Trackers have studied shifts in the environment and taught people to live in harmony with the natural world. With the advancement of technology people’s views began to shift and the Tracker ways were abandoned. Now a deadly new plague linked to a mysterious dust is devastating the countryside around Kabé—the world’s oldest city. Filmed on location in Shikoku, Japan, this VFX intensive short film offers a first glimpse into the world of Dust.

“Pembroke Circle”

‘Pembroke Circle’ is a film about a girl who experiences a horrifying instance of human trafficking that hits extremely close to home. This is not a “message film” and we’re not activists of modern slavery, although we did seek (and have received) the endorsement of some prevalent organizations like Florida Abolitionist. Filmmaker Max Rousseau has written this story as a creative interpretation of real events – some that he experienced in his own life. While the film isn’t intended to create change, we hope it at least brings more awareness to the subject when we share it with the world.

“We Grew Up Here”

“We Grew Up Here” follows Liam, a musician from a tiny Kansas town, who moves to Chicago to escape the decaying town and a failed relationship. He lingers on the memories of his past with his ex-girlfriend and musical partner Lauren.

When Liam’s last connection to Lauren disappears, he discovers that both Lauren and his hometown seem to have vanished. He packs his bags and heads back to Kansas to find them.

Liam and Lauren are played by Eric Michaels and Kate Schell of the phenomenal band, Paper Thick Walls. Their music will be heavily featured throughout the movie.

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