It’s only just December, but we’re already looking at the year ahead, and in January a plethora of new films will be screened at the Sundance Film Festival. But if you’re looking to find some truly under the radar gems, you might be better off exploring the Slamdance Film Festival, where the names might not be as big, but the movies are just as ambitious. And one such film to keep an eye on is “Diamond Tongues.”
The dramedy is co-directed by Pavan Moondi and Brian Robertson (who also co-founded the film site The Seventh Art with Christopher Heron) and tells the story of Edith Welland (Leah Goldstein), a struggling actress who gets a surprise when she learns her ex-boyfriend has not only taken up the trade but has booked a leading role.
Boasting a supporting cast including comedian/musician Nick Flanagan, Leah Wildman, Adam Gurfinkel, and Noah R. Taylor, along with a score from executive producer and Broken Social Scene member Brendan Canning (who also tuned up Paul Schrader‘s “The Canyons“), this film has some very promising ingredients. The film is produced by Sarah Haywood, Brian Robertson, and Pavan Moondi. Watch below.