Edgerton’s Bear selected for Sundance Film Festival

Nash Edgerton’s short film Bear is to screen at Sundance Film Festival.

The film, which had its world premiere at Cannes this year will have its North American premiere at the Utah independent film festival, 19-29 January, in the international narrative short film division.

Bear is the follow up to short film Spider and is Edgerton’s fifth short film to be selected to Sundance in his 15 year career.

Edgerton follows fellow Blue-Tongue Films’ member Kieran Darcy-Smith to Sundance where his debut feature film Wish You Were Here is set premiere on the festival’s opening night.

Edgerton said: “It’s a huge honour that Bear has been selected to screen at Sundance but especially meaningful because Kieran Darcy-Smith, with whom I made my very first short film Loaded and who started Blue-Tongue Films with Joel and I back in the day, will be at Sundance too with his debut feature Wish You Were Here, opening the World Cinema Dramatic Competition. That’s a pretty memorable moment for us both and I can’t wait to be there supporting & celebrating with him.”

Bear stars Nash Edgerton, Teresa Palmer (I am Number Four), and writer-director Warwick Thornton (Samson & Delilah). It was co-written by David Michod with cinematography by Adam Arkapaw, produced by Lauren Edwards and John Polson with finance by Billabong, fxphd and Movie Network Channels.

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