The Sundance Institute and the Producers Club Of Maryland have named two films as the recipient of the 2002 Producers Club Of Maryland Fellowship: Jacob & Josh Kornbluth's The Best Thief In The World and Tatia Rosenthal & Etgar Kerets' $9.99.
The annual fellowship helps fund a film-maker's post-Sundance Lab and pre-production expenses, including casting, budgeting and location scouting. Each project receives half of the $10,000 award. Past recipientns have included Michael Burke's The Mudge Boy which is currently in pre-production, Rodrigo Garcia's Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Her and DeMane Davis and Khari Streeter's Lift.
$9.99 is a stop-motion animated feature about the human condition, while The Best Thief In The World is the story of a troubled boy coping with his unbearable home life by compulsively breaking into other people's apartments.