US in Progress is a biannual event held in June during the Champs-Elysées Film Festival in Paris and in October during the American Film Festival in Wroclaw. It’s a five-year-old industry event that aims to strengthen transatlantic film collaborations and partnerships between European industry.
Over the course of three days in Wroclaw, amidst the American Film Festival, the participating filmmakers and their producers watched each other’s private screenings and attended one-on-one meetings.
Behind The Scenes
At the final night’s closing celebration, three films were awarded various awards, including a TV acquisition offer for Actor Martinez (Ott and Silver) and digital post-production services for The Loner (Grove, Caplan, and Safai). The biggest prize of post-production services, including a 5.1 sound mix, a TV acquisition offer, and an original score composition.
Written and directed by Bennett and produced by Miller and her Fishbowl Films partner Diane Becker, Alaska is a Drag tells the story of Leo and his twin sister Tristen (Martin L. Washington Jr. and Maya Washington) as they overcome their hometown struggles in Alaska and plan to find their long-lost mother in LA. It’s the first feature film for Bennett.