WME has signed up-and-coming filmmaker Sarah Adina Smith, whose film Buster’s Mal Heart will premiere next month at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film, which Smith wrote and directed, stars Mr. Robot Emmy nominee Rami Malek in his first film lead. Smith also wrote and directed The Midnight Swim, which earned her a Breakthrough Audience Award at the AFI Festival, where the film premiered to critical raves.
Buster’s Mal Heart co-stars Kate Lyn Sheil (The Girlfriend Experience) and DJ Qualls (The Man in High Castle, Legit) in a story that follows a man struggling to maintain his sanity and trying to defy fate, which compels him toward his worst nightmare.
Smith’s other credits include directing the “Mother’s Day” segment in XYZ’s Holidays horror anthology. She will continue to be repped by Principato-Young Entertainment.