PERSON TO PERSON World Premiere at Sundance 2017

PERSON TO PERSON to Make World Premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival
Michael Cera, Tavi Gevinson, Abbi Jacobson, Bene Coopersmith and George Sample III Head up Ensemble Cast


PERSON TO PERSON, written and directed by Dustin Guy Defa, will make its World Premiere in the NEXT Section at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. The Sundance Film Festival takes place January 19-29 with screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort, Utah.

In PERSON TO PERSONa record collector hustles for a big score while his heartbroken roommate tries to erase a terrible mistake, a teenager bears witness to her best friend’s new relationship, and a rookie reporter, alongside her demanding supervisor, chases the clues of a murder case involving a life-weary clock shop owner. The film boasts a talented ensemble of actors including Abbi Jacobson (“Broad City”), Michael Cera (SUPERBAD, JUNO), Tavi Gevinson (ENOUGH SAID), Isiah Whitlock, (25TH HOUR), Michaela Watkins (Hulu’s “Casual”), Olivia Luccardi (IT FOLLOWS), Ben Rosenfield (6 YEARS), Buddy Durress (HEAVEN KNOWS WHAT), Bene Coopersmith (L FOR LEISURE),George Sample III (HUNTER GATHERER) and Philip Baker Hall (MAGNOLIA).

Dustin Guy Defa said, “I'm so proud of our talented cast and dedicated crew who collaborated to make this film. There’s no place I’d rather be presenting their hard work to its first audiences than at Sundance.”

Defa’s films have won critical raves and garnered him much attention on the film festival circuit and beyond; he was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces in Independent Film” in 2014. He directed the feature-length film BAD FEVER, which premiered at SXSW 2011, as well as several short films including “Person To Person” (winner, DAAD Short Film at Berlinale 2014; winner, Special Jury Award for Narrative short at SXSW 2014), “Lydia Hoffman Lydia Hoffman” (BAMcinemaFest 2013), “Declaration of War” (2013), and “Family Nightmare” (BAMcinemaFest 2011, Locarno Film Festival 2012). The Film Society of Lincoln Center screened a retrospective of his short films in 2015. 

PERSON TO PERSON is produced by Sara Murphy, Toby Halbrooks, and James M. Johnston and co-produced by Allison Rose Carter and Jon Read. It is Executive Produced by Joe Swanberg, Eddie Linker and Peter Gilbert of Forager Films and Matthew Perniciaro and Michael Sherman of Bow and Arrow Entertainment, in association with Sailor Bear and Park Pictures.