Adobe Reports More Than 20 Films Debuting at Sundance Cut in Premiere Pro

Adobe has reported that over 20 films debuting at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival were cut in Adobe Premiere Pro CC, more than doubling the number of films edited on Adobe Premiere Pro CC from last year’s festival. The Sundance Film Festival takes place January 22 – February 1 in Park City, Utah.

“To all the filmmakers who have put in the hard work to make it to Sundance – we applaud you,” said Bill Roberts, senior director of product management for video at Adobe. “We are thrilled to provide tools that independent filmmakers use to bring their stories to the screen. Adobe is committed to providing filmmakers with a tightly integrated set of creative tools that offer the most productive workflow regardless of how big or small their production budget is.”

Adobe will be hosting a panel at the Sundance Film Festival discussing how technology is blurring the lines between indie and Hollywood filmmaking. The panel features some of the brightest, up-and-coming filmmakers as well as veteran Hollywood heavyweights: Rob Legato (Misery Loves Comedy [Sundance Film Festival 2015], The Wolf of Wall Street, HUGO, AVATAR), Kyle Alvarez (The Stanford Prison Experiment [Sundance Film Festival 2015], C.O.G. [Sundance Film Festival 2014], Easier with Practice) and Billy Peake (Gone Girl, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire).

Complete List of Sundance Film Festival Films Cut with Adobe Premiere Pro CC:

Misery Loves Comedy
Category: Special Events
Director: Kevin Pollak, Screenwriters: Kevin Pollak, John Varhous
Do you have to be miserable to be funny? Children cry, “Hey, look at me,” but who turns that into a profession? Over 50 funny people, like Tom Hanks, Larry David, Jimmy Fallon, Judd Apatow, and Amy Schumer share pain-filled insights from a life in pursuit of laughter. Cast: Tom Hanks, Larry David, Amy Schumer, Jimmy Fallon, Judd Apatow, Jim Gaffigan. World Premiere

The Stanford Prison Experiment
Category: US Dramatic Competition
Director: Kyle Patrick Alvarez, Screenwriter: Tim Talbott
Based on the actual events that took place in 1971, when Stanford professor Dr. Philip Zimbardo created what became one of the most shocking and famous social experiments of all time. Cast: Billy Crudup, Ezra Miller, Michael Angarano, Tye Sheridan, Johnny Simmons, Olivia Thirlby.

Category: US Dramatic Competition
Director: Jennifer Phang, Screenwriters: Jacqueline Kim, Jennifer Phang
In a near-future city where soaring opulence overshadows economic hardship, Gwen and her daughter, Jules, do all they can to hold on to their joy, despite the instability surfacing in their world. Cast: Jacqueline Kim, James Urbaniak, Freya Adams, Ken Jeong, Jennifer Ehle, Samantha Kim.

Being Evel
Category: US Documentry Competition
Director: Daniel Junge
Millions know the man, but few know his story. Academy Award-winner Daniel Junge (Saving Face) and actor/producer Johnny Knoxville take a candid look at American daredevil and icon Robert “Evel” Knievel while also reflecting on our voracious public appetite for heroes and spectacle.

Fresh Dressed
Category: Documentary Premieres
Director: Sacha Jenkins
The history of hip-hop fashion from its birth in the South Bronx to its rise as a billion-dollar global industry, Fresh Dressed is supported by rich archival materials, in-depth interviews with individuals crucial to the evolution, and the outsiders who study and admire them.

Things of the Aimless Wanderer
Category: New Frontier
Director and screenwriter: Kivu Ruhorahoza
A white man meets a black girl, then she disappears. The white man tries to understand what happened to her while also trying to finish a travelogue. Things of the Aimless Wanderer is a film about the sensitive topic of relations between “locals” and Westerners, about paranoia, mistrust, and misunderstandings. Cast: Justin Mullikin, Grace Nikuze, Ramadhan Bizimana, Eliane Umuhire, Wesley Ruzibiza, Matt Ray Brown. World Premiere

Cop Car – World Premiere
Category: Park City at Midnight
Director: Jon Watts, Screenwriters: Christopher D. Ford, Jon Watts
Two 10-year-old boys steal an abandoned cop car. Cast: Kevin Bacon, James Freedson-Jackson, Hays Wellford, Shea Whigham, Camryn Manheim. World Premiere

Short Films:

Every Day, Director Gabe Spitzer

Followers, Director Tim Marshall

Greenland, Director Oren Gerner

Hotel 22, Director Elizabeth Lo

Making it in America, Director Joris Debeij

OM Rider, Director Takeshi Murata

Palm Rot, Director Ryan Gillis

Papa Machette, Director Jonathan David Kane

Russian Roulette, Director Ben Aston

Symphony no.42, Director Réka Bucsi

Storm Hits jacket, Director Paul Cabon

The Sun Like a Big Dark Animal, Director Christina Felisgrau, Ronnie Rivera

The Face of Ukraine: Casting Oksana Baiul, Director Kitty Green

The Collectors: Beekeeper, Director Steven Cantor

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