Back to Sundance Jan 24

I'm so excited to be working right now on the final sound mix of They Came Together -- adding in the amazing score (by Craig Wedren & Matt Novack) and putting the final touches on a labor of love that was conceived (by Michael Showalter and me) not long after we made Wet Hot American Summer.

The script never got made but we never lost our passion for it. So two years ago, we pulled it out to do a live reading SF Sketchfest, just for fun.

They Came Together reading, Jan 2012, San Francisco Sketchfest

Well it was so much fun we ended up shooting the movie, the next summer in Brooklyn.

Our insanely funny cast includes Wet Hot alums Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Christopher Meloni, Michael Ian Black, Ken Marino and Zak Orth. (Along with Ed Helms, Cobie Smulders, Jason Mantzoukas, Bill Hader, Ellie Kemper and many more.)

On the set of  They Came Together

On the set of They Came Together

And now I'm thrilled to be returning to the Sundance Film Festival where we first premiered Wet Hot in 2001.

Sundance Wet Hot party, 2001. (Left to right: Jake Fogelnest, Marguerite Moreau, David Wain, Kabira Stokes, Zak Orth, Elizabeth Banks, Joe Lo Truglio, Ken Marino)

This will be my 6th Sundance.  

We premiered The Ten there in 2007, and my film Aisle Six was in the shorts program in 1993. That year I slept in a some sort of communal hotel where there were rows of bunk beds and they never turned off the lights at night.

Introducing   The Ten   cast members A.D. Miles, Paul Rudd, Winona Ryder, Famke Janssen at Sundance 2007.

Introducing The Ten cast members A.D. Miles, Paul Rudd, Winona Ryder, Famke Janssen at Sundance 2007.

Interviewing Paris Hilton at Sundance, 2006.

Interviewing Paris Hilton at Sundance, 2006.

In 2006 I went as a VH1 "Best Week Ever" correspondent.

And then the weirdest year was 2008 when I was there as a sort of host/representative/salesman for Microsoft's (then new) HD-DVD format. They opened a storefront on Main Street to promote their this type of hi-def DVD that they were hoping would win the war with Blu-Ray to dominate the market.

The irony was that by the time the festival started it was already painfully clear that they had lost.  But it was too late to cancel the promotional blitz, so I spent a few fun days at demos and parties celebrating a super-high tech new form of home video that was already a footnote.

One of the only titles released on HD-DVD

One of the only titles released on HD-DVD

So anyway, if you will be (or can be) in Park City January 24th, come on down to the Eccles theater and celebrate with all of us!

Ticket info here.