Congratulations to My Heart Can’t Beat Unless You Tell It To, the winner of the 2020 Film Lab!
Written and directed by Jonathan Cuartas and produced by Kenny Riches and Anthony Pedone, Film Lab judge Peter Farrelly (Green Book) said My Heart Can’t Beat Unless You Tell It To was “one of the spookiest films I’ve seen in a long, long time” and “because he’s written and directed a very strong film, I expect that Cuartas is going to have a nice long career.”
After a fantastic work-in-progress screening in Texas with the Austin Film Society, we look forward to celebrating My Heart Can’t Beat Unless You Tell It To’s ongoing success with the filmmakers during the 2020 Sun Valley Film Festival in March, so keep an eye out.
We would also like to congratulate the semi-finalist Film Lab film, Lorelei, written and directed by Sabrina Doyle and produced by Kevin Chinoy, Jennifer Radzikowski and Francesca Silvestri.
We had so many amazing films in consideration and are really grateful to all the filmmakers who participated.
Peter Farrelly will judge this year’s Film Lab. Farrelly is a two-time Academy Award winner who has garnered notable and global commercial success and accolades by writing, directing and producing numerous heartfelt and raucously funny film and television projects for a quarter of a century.
His latest film, Green Book, starring Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, and Linda Cardellini debuted in the fall of 2018 and quickly became a favorite amongst moviegoers and critics alike. This solo project was a departure for Farrelly, earning him two Academy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards including Best Picture and Best Screenplay, the Darryl F. Zanuck Producer’s Guild Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures as well as the Best Picture Award from the National Board of Review. Written, directed and produced by Farrelly, Green Book was included in over 25 critics‘ top ten lists for 2018 and won the coveted Audience Award at the Toronto International Film Festival. Farrelly received nominations from BAFTA, the Broadcast Film Critics Association, the Director’s Guild of America and the Writer’s Guild of America.
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