, the little indie darling at Sundance by former Santa Anan and second-time U.S. Dramatic Competition entrantDrake Doremus
, won the prestigious film festival's grand jury prize last night.
Co-written by Doremus and his childhood friend Ben York Jones, a Chapman University film school grad who has been blogging from Park City, Utah, for the Weekly, the film is about two lovers (Felicity Jones and Anton Yelchin) dealing with a romance separated by the Atlantic Ocean.
TheLos Angeles Times
, which kicked the buzz for the movie into high gear with film criticKen Turan
's glowing story from the festival co-founded byRobert Redford
, features a photo of Doremus taking a swig of champagne while holding his prizehere
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