An unprecedented number of NFTS alumni are unveiling new projects at the Sundance Film Festival which runs from the 24th January to the 3rd February 2019.
New feature films directed by NFTS graduates, Shola Amoo, Joanna Hogg, Kim Longinotto, Beniamino Barrese and Nick Broomfield will all have their premieres alongside several other films with significant alumni contributions. Shola Amoo’s The Last Tree, Joanna Hogg’s The Souvenir, Kim Longinotto’s Shooting the Mafia and Beniamino Barrese’s The Disappearance of My Mother are all in competition as are Alma Har'el’s Honey Boy, which was shot by NFTS Cinematography MA alumna, Natasha Braier, the Brazilian film Divine Love which was co-edited by NFTS Editing MA alumna, Livia Serpa and the Colombian film Monos, which was co-written by NFTS Directing Fiction MA alumnus, Alexis Dos Santos.
In total, there are an impressive 28 alumni credits for these and other films being shown at the festival:
Honey Boy: DoP, Natasha Braier (US Dramatic Competition)
Divine Love: Co-Editor, Livia Serpa (World Cinema Dramatic Competition)
The Last Tree: Writer/Director, Shola Amoo; Producers, Myf Hopkins & Lee Thomas; Production Designer, Antonia Lowe; Sound Recordist, Alex Ashcroft; Boom Operator, Rory Smith; Assistant Production Coordinator, Emma Clarke; Production Assistant, Dagmara Plazewska (World Cinema Dramatic Competition); Stil Williams, Cinematographer; Mdhamiri A Nkemi, Editor
Monos: Co-Writer Alexis Dos Santos (World Cinema Dramatic Competition)
The Souvenir: Writer/Director Joanna Hogg; Production Designer Stephane Collonge; Art Director Pedro Moura (World Cinema Dramatic Competition)
The Disappearance of My Mother: Writer/Director/Camera, Beniamino Barrese; Additional Photography, Brian Fawcett (World Cinema Documentary Competition)
Shooting the Mafia: Director, Kim Longinotto (World Cinema Documentary Competition)
Animals: Production Designer, Louise Mathews (Premiere)
Blinded by the Light: Location Marshall, Hannah Cole (Premiere)
I Am Mother: Sound Recordist [New Zealand Unit], Richard Flynn (Premiere)
Official Secrets: Bidding Co-ordinator, Kieran Nolan Jones (Premiere)
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Editor, Valerio Bonelli; Producer’s Assistant, Fawzia Mahmood; Visual Effects Supervisor, Andy Quinn; Executive Producer For Head Gear Films, Daniel Negret (Premiere)
Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love: Director, Nick Broomfield (Documentary Premiere)