Boom! client Raw, the London-based independent production company, today announces the selection of two films which will premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. ‘AMERICAN ANIMALS’, the dramatic debut of director Bart Layton (‘The Imposter’) will premiere in the US Dramatic Competition and ‘THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS’, the feature debut of director Tim Wardle will premiere in the US Documentary Competition.
‘AMERICAN ANIMALS’ is Bart Layton’s second film at Sundance, after ‘The Imposter’ premiered in 2012 in the World Documentary Competition.‘The Imposter’ went on to win a Bafta, 2 Bifas, a Cinema Eye, an Austin, FPA, Grierson, Hot Doc, London Film Critics, Miami Int, Pre Europa, Zurich Int and to become one of the most successful theatrical documentaries ever at the UK box office.
Layton attended the Sundance Institute of Directors and Screenwriters Lab with ‘AMERICAN ANIMALS’, which has been developed and co-financed by Film4 and AI Films and is being sold by UTA for domestic and Sierra/Affinity for international. Starring Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan, Blake Jenner and Jared Abrahamson and produced by Derrin Schlesinger, Katherine Butler, Dimitri Doganis and Mary Jane Skalski, the film tells the unbelievable but true story of four young men who attempt an audacious robbery one of the most audacious art-heists in US history. American Animals takes the thrill of the heist genre and turns it inside out, blurring the line between truth and fiction in a wild story of money, movies and the search for meaning.