“Bull,” a new screenplay by Austin’s Annie Silverstein and Johnny McAllister, is among 12 projects selected for the 2016 January Screenwriters Lab, a five-day workshop at the Sundance Resort in Utah, on Jan. 15 through 20.
At the lab, Silverstein and McAllister will work with advisers led by Artistic Director Kasi Lemmons, including Paul Attanasio, Marcos Bernstein, Thomas Bidegain, Naomi Foner, John Gatins, Michael Goldenberg, Susannah Grant, Erik Jendresen, Walter Mosley, Jennifer Salt, Susan Shilliday, Zach Sklar, Dana Stevens, Joan Tewkesbury, Audrey Wells, Bill Wheeler and Tyger Williams.
Sundance describes “Bull” as follows: “In a near-abandoned subdivision west of Houston, a wayward teen runs headlong into her equally willful and unforgiving neighbor, an aging bullfighter who’s seen his best days in the arena; it’s a collision that will change them both.”
Silverstein wrote and directed “Skunk,” which won the jury award at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival–Cinéfondation. She’s also a recipient of the San Francisco Film Society/Kenneth Rainin Foundation Grant for developing her first fiction feature.
McAllister is a filmmaker and writer based in Austin, Texas. He co-wrote and produced “Booger Red” with director Berndt Mader and executive producer David Gordon Green.
Austin’s Monique Walton is producing “Bull.”