Interviews - Producers


Sundance First-Time Dramatic Competition Producers Discuss Career Paths and the Challenging Producing Landscape


“Producing is an identity,” said producer Karin Chien in her keynote speech at this year’s virtual Sundance Producers Brunch. She continued, “It is a tribe, it is an active community and is it is an artistic practice that encompasses more…  Read more

By Jan 28, 2022

“The Biggest Challenge Facing Producers and the Film Industry at Large Is an Unhealthy Relationship to Labor”: Producer Jesse Hope on A Love Song

Dale Dickey in A Love Song by Max Walker-Silverman. (Photo: Alfonso Herrera Salcedo)Dale Dickey in A Love Song by Max Walker-Silverman. (Photo: Alfonso Herrera Salcedo)

Max Walker-Silverman’s A Love Song pits a pair of reconnected childhood sweethearts—both now widowed—against the backdrop of an intimate American West. Shot in rural Colorado in the midst of the COVID pandemic, the film required precautions in excess of what…  Read more

By Jan 28, 2022

“When Building a Team Around Your Film, Don’t Forget to Build Your Own”: Nikkia Moulterie on Producing the Sundance Horror Drama, Nanny


The Sundance Dramatic Competition entry Nanny, a horror story about an immigrant domestic child-care worker in New York who’s saving to bring her own young son over from Senegal, is the first feature produced by New York-based Nikkia Moulterie. It’s her…  Read more

By Jan 28, 2022

“I Do Take Pride in the Fact that All of the Parties Feel Authentic and Accurate”: Jessica Switch on Producing the Sundance Comedy/Drama, Cha Cha Real Smooth

Cooper Raiff and Dakota Johnson in Cha Cha Real SmoothCha Cha Real Smooth

The big sale — to Apple for a reported $15 million — of the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, Cha Cha Real Smooth is writer, director and lead actor Cooper Raiff’s follow-up to his 2020 debut, SHITHOUSE. Again essaying a twentysomething…  Read more

By Jan 28, 2022

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