Distributor: Fox Searchlight
Price Tag ($): 3 million
Synopsis: Co-written by and starring former Goldman Sachs intern turned Sundance "It Girl"
Brit Marling, director Mike Cahill's sci-fi film, made on a budget of just $150,000, was the winner of a Special Jury Prize and the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize at Sundance, which carried a $20,000 cash award. It concerns a young student (Marling) who crosses paths with a famous composer (William Mapother) in a tragic accident the same evening a duplicate planet is discovered in the solar system.
The Hollywood Reporter called it a "gripping, intimate story to which science fiction adds a provocative, philosophical context."