The Sundance Film Festival is an invite-only special event, designed for the movie professionals who are making a change in the industry. Erica Nicole Malone hosted the Indie Director’s Spotlight at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. And with this, she left its debut footprint in the snow at Sundance 2020.
Being a woman of color, and a playwright writer, screenwriter, director, and producer, she represents diversity in the industry. Besides Ericka Nicole Malone, the panel also included Powerful-U Creator / Director James Purpura (‘Perception: Seeing is not Believing’), and Sundance alumni Matty Rich.
As host and head panelist, Ericka Nicole Malone shared her career catapulted a playwright writing, directing and producing over nine stage plays including, her hit touring musical stage play ‘In Love With Tyrone;‘ ascension into screenwriting was as Creator and Executive Producer of the television sitcom pilot, ‘Ward of the State,’ her newest work a one-hour TV Drama ‘Della;‘ and upcoming film optioned by acclaimed Producer Tracey Edmonds’ production company, Edmonds Entertainment, ‘Pure and Meaningful Heart’ — The Mamie Till Story. Now emerging as a Screenwriter and Producer for both television and film, Ericka Nicole Malone is reintroducing her innate talent and writing ability to the world.
“I launched The Indie Directors Spotlight 2020 to introduce the Sun-dance community to a few of the talented directors, their independent short films, and to premier the Ericka Nicole Malone Entertainment brand. The launch was spectacular and gave an insightful look at some of the talented, independent filmmaker projects set to screen this year. The room was filled with so much energy and anticipation of these new and innovative projects. And it gave the audience a chance to get to know me on a personal level and to share my vision as a Screenwriter, Producer, and Director. Counting the days until next year!” – Ericka Nicole Malone
The panel showcased two incredible movies Perception: Seeing is Not Believing’ by Director James Purpura and ‘Cure’ by Director Matty Rich, followed by a Q&A session. Perception is a movie about everyone. It revolves around how a person deals with perception, emotion, and evolution. The film takes the viewer on a fantastic journey of self-discovery. But the ideas proposed are merely the backdrop to this heart wrenching and beautifully done modern-day’ survival against all the odds’ human epic. Guided by various teachers ranging from Neuroscientists to Therapists, even Influencers and Celebrities, real-life examples and data are exposed on how to harness the power of these concepts. All of us can transform our lives by evolving our perception.
And the other movie Cure is about a top-secret US agency hellbent on finding an African American boy and perform experiments on him. The boy has certain healing powers, and the government wants to test him and use his abilities.
Besides all the fun and entertainment, the VIPs were also gifted by Timeless Skincare with products that focus on high concentrations of active ingredients in clean formulas with proven results. Vital Neuro, a neuroscience-based stress reduction company and leader of brain wellness technology, offered a live experience for guests to test its proprietary neuroscience-based platform providing real-time, data-driven Neuroguided™ meditation and focus train-ing.
Along with that, the world’s first personal evolution company, Powerful-U, also presented a pop up show with some merchandise giveaways, and a meet and greet with its co-founders, James and Steph Purpura.
Other celebrities also graced the event like Jen Ponton of Orange Is the New Black, David Lipper of Full House/Fuller House, Naomi Grossman of American Horror Story, and Erica Gimpel of Slyvie’s Love.