Last night at the Sundance Night Before Next event at the Ace Hotel, Nate Parker announced that the cast, crew, and producers of his upcoming film Birth of a Nation will be starting a fellowship with the Sundance Institute.
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Ever since Nate Parker received an outstanding ovation for his directorial debut of The Birth of a Nation at Sundance, he has been a buzzworthy filmmaker — and Legendary Pictures jumped at the chance to work with him. The production company recently acquired an original film idea from him which he will write, direct, and produce.
Set against the antebellum South, The Birth of a Nation follows a literate slave and preacher, Nat Turner, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner, accepts an offer to use Nat’s preaching to subdue unruly slaves. As he witnesses countless atrocities, Nat orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom.
The Birth of a Nation’s Nate Parker has been hired to pen the adaptation of former ESPN producer Lisa Fenn’s inspiration sports memoir, Carry On. The story about two disabled wrestlers from an impoverished Cleveland neighborhood is in the vein of The Blind Side and Friday Night Lights.
Hammer signs on for Parker’s directorial debut.
A young, grammy-winning artist contemplates suicide under the stress of fame, until she falls for a police officer who saves her life.
Seven college friends reunite “Big Chill”-style one long weekend after one of their own attempts suicide.
Actors join drama.
An inmate escapes prison to reunite with his wife and the daughter he never met.
A young boy from Atlanta spends the summer with his deeply religious grandfather in the housing projects of Red Hook and meets a pretty girl who shows him the lighter side of Brooklyn.
Story follows a hedge fund magnate who is in over his head and desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire to a major bank before his fraud is revealed. But an unexpected, bloody error forces him to turn to the most unlikely corner for help.
Logline: Story follows two pre-teenage girls who after being sent home early from a birthday party discover an unattended baby in a carriage, and after failing to care for it, the baby ends up dead, and the girls are put away for seven years. It’s only when they are released that what appears to be the truth about their stories begins to reveal itself, but it is clouded bt the fact that suddenly, other children have begun to disappear.