Mammoth Film Festival 2022 Sets Double Opening Night Films – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: The fourth Mammoth Film Festival will be back to launch its fourth edition on February 3 with a double opening night screening: the short film directed by Nina Dobrev That’s why I wrote to you in his debut at the helm followed by the world premiere of the psychological thriller Emile Hirsch-Kate Bosworth The Immaculate Room.

The festival, which takes place in the resort town of Mammoth Lakes nestled in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains, will take place in person from February 3-6. Last year’s edition did not take place due to the pandemic.

Written and directed by Mukunda Michael Dewil with Joel David Moore among its producers, Immaculate Room centers on a couple who take part in a psychological experiment that will reward them with $5 million if they can stay in a perfectly white room for 30 days. Ashley Greene Khoury also stars in the pic, from Productivity Media Pictures, Balcony 9 Productions and K5 Films.

Madeline Brewer in “The One”
Mammoth Film Festival

The short film directed by Dobrev That’s why I wrote to you stars Madeline Brewer, Indya Moore and Ryan Kiera Armstrong and is produced by Brad Fuller (A silent place). It is centered on a woman’s right to choose.

The world premiere of the thriller directed by Jason Satterlund Abandonment, about a wounded soldier who wakes up in a strange cube that tests his mental and physical limits as he tries to escape, will close the festival.

Other selections include the North American premiere of Bosch and Rockit with Luke Hemsworth, and the world premiere who are you people with Ema Horvath, Yeardley Smith, Alyssa Milano and Devon Sawa. There are also films made by people like Jenna Ushkowitz, Luke Benward and Eva Dolezalova.

Also on the program, the short film by James P. Rees Bury me in armor, featuring Ed Asner in one of his last projects before his death. Other films will be announced.

“We are beyond excited to return to Mammoth for the 2022 festival, with such a wide range of films that we are truly thrilled to present and screen a diverse and exciting group of artists, in the brand new, refurbished Minaret Cinemas,” said festival president Tanner Beard. “This year will be an impactful festival after our year-long hiatus, grateful to be at the theatre, in person, and celebrating these stories. We will follow all protocols to keep our festival attendees safe, while creating the best possible experience for our filmmakers and festival-goers. »

The four-day winter ski festival five hours north of Los Angeles will feature more than 90 films selected from submissions via FilmFreeway in the feature, documentary, short and episodic categories, as well as a video category music for the first time. Events will take place at Minaret Cinemas as well as venues around the city, with The Village serving as the hub of the festival.

Darcy J. Skinner