Sanaa Lathan, Don Cheadle, Rosie Perez are all set to star in With/In alongside Julianne Moore, Rebecca Hall, Chris Cooper, Alessandro Nivola, Emily Mortimer, and Debra Winger. With/In is a made-at-home anthology film revolving around themes of confinement and isolation.
This film is a two-hour innovative feature that is made up of a collection of short films made during the lockdown. Margaret Nagle initiated the project when she asked actor-director families and friends to come up with stories about life stuck inside.
The results of her ask turned into shorts about “a couple stuck together after a one night stand, kids scheming to run away from their paranoid dad, a divorced couple isolating together for the sake of their dog, and a widow dealing with her grief.”
Each short was filmed using shared equipment, with DP Zach Kuperstein and sound consultant Dan Bricker advising remotely through Zoom. Oscar-nominated editor Tariq Anwar is editing.
The With/In filmmakers and cast include:
– Nuts, Directed by Chris Cooper, Written by Marianne Leone, starring Marianne Leone and Chris Cooper
– Neighborhood Watch, Written and Directed by Sam Nivola, starring Emly Mortimer, Alessandro Nivola, May Nivola and Sam Nivola
– One Night Stand, Written and Directed by Griffin Dunne, starring Griffin Dunne and Zonia Pelensky
– Touching, Directed by Jonathan Cake and Julianne Nicholson, Written by Jonathan Cake, starring Julianne Nicholson, Jonathan Cake, Iggy Cake, Phoebe Cake
– Mother!! Directed by Morgan Spector and Maya Singer, Written by Maya Singer, starring Rebecca Hall, Morgan Spector and Maya Singer
– Coco and Gigi, Written and Directed by Rosie Perez, starring Rosie Perez and Justina Machado
– In the Air, Written and Directed by Bill Camp and Elizabeth Marvel, starring Bill Camp, Elizabeth Marvel and Silas Camp
– Her Own, Written and Directed by Arliss Howard, starring Debra Winger and Arliss Howard
– Twenty Questions, Written and Directed by Sebastian Gutierrez, starring Carla Gugino and Adrianne Palicki
– Shell Game, Written and Directed by Gina Gershon, starring Gina Gershon
– I’m Listening, Directed by Mickey Sumner, Written by Portia Alen-Buckley and Mike Lindley, starring Mickey Sumner and Trudie Styler
– Leap, Directed by Sanaa Lathan, Written by Margaret Nagle, starring Sanaa Lathan and Lucy Punch
– Intersection, Written and Directed by Bart Freundlich, starring Julianne Moore, Don Cheadle, Talia Balsam, Taj Swaminathan-Sipp
Maven partners Rattray and Styler produced With/In alongside Peter and Michael Sobiloff. Nic Marshall and Jenny Halper oversaw production for Maven. CAA and UTA are handling worldwide sales, with principal photography ending imminently. A portion of the proceeds are earmarked for Feeding America and their response to Covid.