Ask No Questions to debut at Slamdance

The film from directors Jason Loftus and Eric Pedicelli will make its world premiere as part of the festival's Documentary Features lineup.
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Ask No Questions from directors Jason Loftus and Eric Pedicelli is set to hit the floor as part of the 26th annual Slamdance Film Festival’s official selection.

Produced by Lofty Sky Pictures, the film-focused subsidiary of Toronto’s Lofty Sky Entertainment, the documentary follows a former Chinese TV insider who is held in a brainwashing camp and compelled to accept the official narrative on a public suicide.

Exec produced by Marsha Loftus, Ask No Questions will bow in Park City as part of the Documentary Features section this January. Kevin Koo serves as an associate producer.

Additionally, Fabián Velasco and Miloš Mitrovič’s feature Tapeworm – which made its world premiere at the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) earlier this year – is also headed to the festival for its U.S. premiere in the Narrative Feature category.

Co-written and directed by the duo, Tapeworm tracks the tale of a group of “nobodies,” consisting of a hypochondriac, a loner, a failed comedian and a stoner couple, who all try to escape their existence. Executive producers include Adam Brooks and Stephanie Berrington, while Mitrovič, Velasco, Kevin Tabachnick and Ian Bawa serve as producers.

Meanwhile, Heather Young’s feature film debut Murmur also made it on the Narrative Feature list. Produced under her Houseplant Films banner, the “documentary-fiction hybrid” made a huge splash this year – picking up TIFF’s FIPRESCI prize, VIFF’s Emerging Canadian Director Award, the Female Eye Film Festival’s Best Canadian Film award and four titles from the FIN Atlantic International Film Festival in Halifax. Young serves as a producer alongside Martha Cooley.

Slamdance runs from Jan. 24 to 30, 2020 in Park City.

Image of Ask No Questions courtesy of Lofty Sky Entertainment