Use of Adobe Premiere Pro up 130% at this year’s Sundance Film Festival!

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In a recent blog post published on Adobe’s site, Meagan Keane, the Senior Product Marketing Manager for Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Prelude, reports that 21 films debuting at this years  Sundance Film Festival were edited using Adobe Premiere Pro CC. This would mean a 130% increase if you compare it to last year’s festival!

Adobe will be hosting a panel at the Sundance Film Festival discussing how technology is blurring the lines between indie and Hollywood filmmaking. The panel features Rob Legato (Misery Loves Comedy [Sundance Film Festival 2015], The Wolf of Wall Street, HUGO, AVATAR), Kyle Patrick Alvarez (The Stanford Prison Experiment [Sundance Film Festival 2015], C.O.G. [Sundance Film Festival 2014], Easier with Practice) and Dave Ginsberg (CTO, Sundance Institute).

Learn more about the panel and register to watch it streamed live online.

Below is a listing of the films edited with Adobe Premiere Pro CC that will premiere in Park City.

Misery Loves Comedy

(Special Events) – Director: Kevin Pollak, Screenwriters: Kevin Pollak, John Varhous

Do you have to be miserable to be funny? Children cry, “Hey, look at me,” but who turns that into a profession? Over 50 funny people, like Tom Hanks, Larry David, Jimmy Fallon, Judd Apatow, and Amy Schumer share pain-filled insights from a life in pursuit of laughter. Cast: Tom Hanks, Larry David, Amy Schumer, Jimmy Fallon, Judd Apatow, Jim Gaffigan. World Premiere


The Stanford Prison Experiment

(US Dramatic Competition) – Director: Kyle Patrick Alvarez, Screenwriter: Tim Talbott

Based on the actual events that took place in 1971, when Stanford professor Dr. Philip Zimbardo created what became one of the most shocking and famous social experiments of all time. Cast: Billy Crudup, Ezra Miller, Michael Angarano, Tye Sheridan, Johnny Simmons, Olivia Thirlby.



(US Dramatic Competition) – Director: Jennifer Phang, Screenwriters: Jacqueline Kim, Jennifer Phang

In a near-future city where soaring opulence overshadows economic hardship, Gwen and her daughter, Jules, do all they can to hold on to their joy, despite the instability surfacing in their world. Cast: Jacqueline Kim, James Urbaniak, Freya Adams, Ken Jeong, Jennifer Ehle, Samantha Kim.


Being Evel

(US Documentary Competition) – Director: Daniel Junge

Millions know the man, but few know his story. Academy Award-winner Daniel Junge (Saving Face) and actor/producer Johnny Knoxville take a candid look at American daredevil and icon Robert “Evel” Knievel while also reflecting on our voracious public appetite for heroes and spectacle.


Fresh Dressed

(Documentary Premieres) – Director: Sacha Jenkins

The history of hip-hop fashion from its birth in the South Bronx to its rise as a billion-dollar global industry, Fresh Dressed is supported by rich archival materials, in-depth interviews with individuals crucial to the evolution, and the outsiders who study and admire them.


Things of the Aimless Wanderer

(New Frontier) – Director and screenwriter: Kivu Ruhorahoza

A white man meets a black girl, then she disappears. The white man tries to understand what happened to her while also trying to finish a travelogue. Things of the Aimless Wanderer is a film about the sensitive topic of relations between “locals” and Westerners, about paranoia, mistrust, and misunderstandings. Cast: Justin Mullikin, Grace Nikuze, Ramadhan Bizimana, Eliane Umuhire, Wesley Ruzibiza, Matt Ray Brown. World Premiere


Cop Car

(Park City at Midnight) – Director Jon Watts, Screenwriters: Christopher D. Ford, Jon Watts

Two 10-year-old boys steal an abandoned cop car. Cast: Kevin Bacon, James Freedson-Jackson, Hays Wellford, Shea Whigham, Camryn Manheim. World Premiere


Short Films:

Every Day, Director Gabe Spitzer

Followers, Director Tim Marshall

Greenland, Director Oren Gerner

Hotel 22, Director Elizabeth Lo

Making it in America, Director Joris Debeij

OM Rider, Director Takeshi Murata

Palm Rot, Director Ryan Gillis

Papa Machette, Director Jonathan David Kane

Russian Roulette, Director Ben Aston

Symphony no.42, Director Réka Bucsi

Storm hits jacket, Director Paul Cabon

The Sun Like a Big Dark Animal, Director Christina Felisgrau, Ronnie Rivera

The Face of Ukraine: Casting Oksana Baiul, Director Kitty Green

The Collectors: Beekeeper, Director Steven Cantor


The Sundance Film Festival takes place January 22 – February 1 in Park City Utah. Check the Sundance Film Festival website for the schedule and theatre listings.