SUNDANCE - NEW FRONTIER STORYTELLING LAB (class of 2019)

SUNDANCE - NEW FRONTIER STORYTELLING LAB (class of 2019)

MAY 2019

  • HAIL SATAN? - the movie that NYT named a CRITICS PICK is currently 97% FRESH on Rotten Tomatoes and in wide theatrical release. Jad Abumrad (RADIO LAB) encourages you to see it while Alex Jones (INFO WARS) calls it a “Soul-Sucking Masterwork Of Evil”. See for yourself! Tickets and showtimes - HERE.

  • The LEF FOUNDATION brought Aaron to Providence, RI to be on a 3 person jury for their LEF Foundation Moving Image Fund. Together they awarded nearly $200,000 in grant funding to a variety of exceptional documentary films in the production and post production phases. As a bonus, Aaron walked the length of Providence’s Wickenden Street… named after William Wickenden who was one of 12 people to settle the city and establish a government starting in 1637.

  • On the heals of serving on the LEF jury, Aaron went to Utah to be a Creative Advisor at the Sundance New Frontier Story Lab. With an emphasis on story, the Lab supports independent artists working at the cutting-edge convergence of film, art, media, live performance and technology. The New Frontier Story Lab is a week-long immersive experience that empowers creatives with individual story sessions, conversations about key artistic, design and technology issues and case study presentations from experts in multiple disciplines.

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FEBRUARY 2019

  • Aaron and Jeff Malmberg were nominated for a ACE EDDIE Award for their work on the documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor?. This was Aaron’s second nomination in ACE’s Best Documentary Feature Category. The dynamic duo of Aaron and Jeff were also nominated for Best Editing at the CinemaEye Honors, and won Best Editing at the Critics Choice Awards.

  • Won’t You Be My Neighbor? capped off the awards season by winning Best Documentary at the Independent Spirit Awards and being named Best Documentary of the year on Rotten Tomatoes. Consequently when the film was shortlisted for the Academy Award but not nominated, it was named the biggest Oscar Snub of 2019.

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JANUARY 2019

  • HAIL SATAN? had its World Premiere in the US Documentary Competition category at the Sundance Film Festival. In addition to this film, Aaron also provided Additional Editing to another Sundance premiere - AMERICAN FACTORY, which was edited by the one and only Lindsay Utz. HAIL SATAN? was acquired by Magnolia Pictures and AMERICAN FACTORY was acquired by Netflix in association with Higher Ground Productions, Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s production company.

Carefree, AZ - The site where in 1970 Orson Welles and crew began filming the bulk of Orson’s uncompleted project THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND.

Carefree, AZ - The site where in 1970 Orson Welles and crew began filming the bulk of Orson’s uncompleted project THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND.

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