EXCLUSIVE: Production has gotten underway in West Virginia on Little Accidents, an indie drama written and directed by first timer Sara Colangelo. Elizabeth Banks, Boyd Holbrook, Chloë Sevigny, Jacob Lofland and Josh Lucas are starring in a film developed at both the Sundance Institute’s Screenwriters and Directors Labs. In Little Accidents, a 14-year old boy disappears in an American coal town that has already seen its share of tragedy after a mining accident. The disappearance draws together three local residents from very different walks of life to struggle to navigate the web of secrets surrounding the boy’s death, unaware of how connected they truly are.
Colangelo directed an award-winning short film by the same name, which debuted at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and explored some of the same themes in this feature.
The film is being produced by Anne Carey of Archer Gray Productions, Jason Michael Berman and Thomas B. Fore of TideRock Media, and Summer Shelton. Executive producers are Chris Columbus and Eleanor Columbus of Maiden Voyage, Amy Nauiokas of Archer Gray Productions, Ruth Mutch of Soaring Flight Productions, and Kwesi Collisson, Mike Feuer and Todd Feuer of Mindsmack Productions.
Colangelo is repped by WME, which packaged the project and will reps it for sales.