Taika Waititi to Executive Produce Sundance Labs Film ‘Frybread Face and Me’ (Exclusive)
Oscar-winning writer and director Taika Waititi has signed on to executive produce “Frybread Face and Me.”The film follows two adolescent Navajo cousins from different worlds who bond during a summer herding sheep on their grandmother’s ranch in Arizona while learning more about their family’s past and themselves.Written and directed by Native American filmmaker Billy Luther, “Frybread Face and Me” was one of the 10 projects selected as part of 2020 Sundance Institute Directors and Screenwriters Labs.
The film is semi-autobiographical and Chad Burris (“City Boyz” “Ass Backwards”) is signed on to produce.Waititi, who is in pre-production on “Thor: Love and Thunder” and the untitled “Star Wars” movie, read the script and immediately signed on, according to Luther.
Waititi is the first Maori to win an Oscar and in his acceptance speech said, “I dedicate this to all the Indigenous kids in the world who want to do
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