To the Moon by Scott Friend



In the 10th online edition of US in Progress Wrocław industry program (November 11th-13th 2020) taking place in the frame of the 11th American Film Festival, 9 American projects in progress were presented. All were eligible for post-production services sponsored by the partners of the program.

The jury made of representatives of the partner companies decided to award the projects as follows:

Disfluency by Anna Baumgarten, prod. Danny Mooney, Elaine Hastings Edell, Anna Baumgarten, Jim Cummings (EP), Ben Wiessner (EP), Alex Rudolph (EP) will receive Canal+ group’s Ale kino+ television rights offer;

Have a Nice Life by Prashanth Kamalakanthan, prod. Artemis Shaw gets post-production services (deliverables, subtitles, creative titles, credit design up to the value of $10,000) from Orka Studio

Homebody by Joseph Sackett, prod. Joy Jorgensen receives digital post-production services (deliverables, subtitles, creative titles, credit design up to the value of $10,000) from Fixafilm, while Match&Spark offers the team consultancy services for co-production with Poland;

New Horizons Association awards Kendra and Beth by Dean Peterson, prod. Reilly Myklebust, Dean Peterson with a $1,000 voucher for a round trip ticket to Poland;

Ludi by Edson Jean, prod. Fabiola Rodriguez, Mark Pulaski receives digital post-production services (deliverables, subtitles and special effects up to the value of $10,000) from Fixafilm and its sound design additional edit from Maciej Zieliński’s Soundflower Studio;

Superior by Erin Vassilopoulos, prod. Benjamin Cohen, Grant Curatola, Patrick Donovan will have color graded at Warsaw’s ColorOffOn (up to the value of $10,000);

The Boardinghouse Reach by Geoff Marslett, prod. Meryem Ersoz, Geoff Marslett, Melodie Sisk, David Arquette (EP), Lily Gladstone (EP), Kiowa Gordon (EP), Bill Way (EP) will have its soundtrack composed by Maciej Zieliński (Soundflower Studio);

To the Moon by Scott Friend, prod. Cate Smierciak, Everett Hendler, Stephanie Randall, Gabe Wilson won $10,000 cash prize for post-production in Poland awarded by the director of the Polish Film Institute;

A producer of We’re All Going to the World’s Fair by Jane Schoenbrun (prod. Sarah Winshall, Carlos Zozaya) will enjoy a free registration at producers’ network during 2021 Cannes Marché du Film.

The awards execution will be negotiated with project producers individually on the basis of the studios’ availability.

Besides presenting the projects to the professional audiences, the producers of the above projects took part in online one on one meetings with European festival programmers, sales agents and distributors as well as less formal meetings. 

The 2020 edition of US in Progress included presentations of Polish projects’ seeking American partners, presentations of Polish co-production incentives, as well as three panel discussions. 

US in Progress is organized with the support of the Polish Film Institute and Ministry of Culture, National Heritage and Sport, American Embassy and in partnership with the Polish Producers’ Alliance and Wroclaw Film Commission. 


Congratulations to all the participants and many thanks to the partners and attendees!!

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