EXCLUSIVE: Andrew Herwitz has picked up four world premieres for his Sundance slate and added a fifth title from Main Street neighbour Slamdance.
The line-up includes Will Allen’s US Documentary Competition entry Holy Hell (pictured), about a California cult that features footage shot by the director over the course of years while serving as the group’s videographer. Holy Hell premieres on January 25.
How To Tell You’re A Douchebag comes from first-time filmmaker Tahir Jetter about a relationship blogger in Brooklyn who meets his match. The NEXT entry’s world premiere is set for January 25.
US Dramatic Competition entry Spa Night by Andrew Ahn premieres on January 24 and centres on a Koreatown family in Los Angeles.
Heidi Brandenburg and Matthew Orzel’s When Two Worlds Collide premieres in World Cinema Documentary Competition on January 22.
The story centres on Peruvian president Alan Garcia’s attempts to extract oil and minerals from untouched Amazonian land and his violent struggle against indigenous leader Alberto Pizango.
Herwitz’s Slamdance selection is Angela Boatwright’s January 23 premiere Los Punks, which explores the Hispanic, teen punk scene in LA through yard parties, concerts and daily life. Producer Agi Orsi also produced Dogtown & Z-Boys and Riding Giants.
Herwitz will be on the ground with senior director Jason Ishikawa and director Lucas Verga.