In our 20th anniversary year, we are thrilled to announce the presence of three exceptional Participant projects at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival. Rob Peace, Out of My Mind and Conbody VS Everybody will all be premiering at the festival in January, each promising to deliver a unique and compelling narrative that showcases the creative vision of our talented filmmakers and team.
Out of My Mind: Melody Brooks is navigating sixth grade as a nonverbal wheelchair user who has cerebral palsy. With the help of some assistive technology and her devoted, exuberant allies, Melody shows that what she has to say is more important than how she says it.
Conbody VS Everybody: Filmed over eight years, this six-part documentary follows Coss Marte as he builds ConBody, a gym inspired by workouts he developed while in prison. Committed to employing trainers who were formerly incarcerated, Coss creates a community fighting to break the cycle of recidivism while navigating society’s many obstacles to reentry.
Rob Peace: Based on Jeff Hobbs’ bestselling biography – Robert Peace grew up in an impoverished section of Newark and later graduated from Yale with degrees in molecular biophysics and biochemistry while on scholarship. Peace led a dual life in academia and research while also earning six figures selling marijuana.
Congratulations to the incredible teams whose continued efforts bring these stories to life. This lineup reflects our diverse storytelling and voices across genres. We welcome all to celebrate the power of a good story well told at Sundance next year.
Get the entirety of the 2024 Sundance Film Festival lineup here.