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New Voice Over Movie Comedy "In A World"
Is Big Hit At Sundance - See It January 31

January 25, 2013

By John Florian


(VOXtra) - Writer-director-star Lake Bell's new movie comedy In A World was a hit at the famous Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT this week - winning rave press reviews for the film about a struggling voice actor in LA's promo/trailer world, and featuring cameo roles by popular voice actors Joe Cipriano, Marc Graue, Melissa Disney and Mark Elliot.

The movie "brings its viewer into an idiosyncratic world where one woman fights the odds and finally finds her voice," notes a description in the Sundance program.

Hey ... does that sound familiar to YOUR career?

On Thursday evening, Jan. 31, you have the opportunity to view the new movie with Lake Bell and other stars, at a special screening in San Francisco at the Sundance Cinemas Kabuki Theater (1881 Post Street).

The screening starts at 7:15, but arrive early because you're also invited to mingle with the cast and colleagues at a no-host "Meet and Greet" beginning at 6 p.m., at the Kabuki Theater's second floor Bistro Bar.

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The movie title, of course, is a play on the famous trailer line of the late, great voice actor Don LaFontaine.

Bell's character tries to copy "the Don's" success - something Bell herself longed for, as her friend Joe Cipriano (pictured with Bell at Sundance) tells VoiceOverXtra:

"Lake was convinced that after college she would move to LA and become the next great voice over artist," Cipriano says.

"Instead, she became one of the great new writer-director-actors in the business.

"She utilized her love of VO to write an amazingly hilarious, touching, smart feature film debut. The movie has become one of the most talked-about and best-reviewed films at the Sundance Festival," Cipriano adds. "I've joked with her - but in reality I'm serious - Lake Bell is the 'Princess of Park City' this week."


Indeed, the press loves the movie, too, which was one of only 16 chosen for viewing at the Festival out of many thousands of submissions.

Kyle Smith, New York Post:
There is a lot going on here, and all of the characters are richly conceived. Bell writes sharp-witted dialogue for herself and everyone else, and as a director she finds the tenderness ...
John Anderson, Variety:
To call Lake Bell a magnetic, intelligent, blithely screwball leading lady in the Carole Lombard tradition might be selling her short. With "In a World … ," a rollicking laffer about the cutthroat voiceover biz in Los Angeles, she proves herself a comedy screenwriter to be reckoned with. She's also a curator of talent that makes her debut feature a giddy, inside-Hollywood romp.

True to the rush-rush world of film and voice over, Bell just finished color correcting the film and final edits last week, Cipriano notes.

And on Jan. 31, fresh from the Sundance Festival, Bell, Cipriano and many others will be at the Kabuki Theater Bistro for the gathering there at 6 p.m., prior to the film's screening.

"I can't wait for all our colleagues in the VO industry to see this film," Cipriano says.

And when a distributor latches on to this wave, the general public will be enjoying In A World, too.

Coming Soon (we hope): An interview with Lake Bell.

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Comments (6)
Alex Torrenegra
1/29/2013 at 2:39 AM
Thank you John! The Voice123 and VoiceBunny team will be there!
Joe Cipriano
1/26/2013 at 5:32 PM
Hi Marc...there is no trailer yet because the film has only appeared at Sundance in competition and isn't in release yet. Once it is ready for release you'll be seeing the trailer :-)
Marc Scott
1/25/2013 at 5:38 PM
I watched an interview with Lake Bell about this flick. It sounds like a really interesting story. I'm hoping a trailer is released soon, though. How can you have a movie about VO titled "In A World" and have have some kind of epic trailer? :)
Bob Hurley
1/25/2013 at 9:11 AM
Somewhere, the Don is proud!
1/25/2013 at 6:23 AM
How awesome to see a movie all about VOs, I love it! I wish I lived in SF to see it in on the 31st. I'll just have to hope it comes to the big screen some day :) Joe, that's so exciting that you got to be a part of it!
Elizabeth Holmes
1/24/2013 at 6:12 PM
Hold on to your microphones, guys! I saw first-hand what a popular movie did for a niche industry when "The Color of Money" pulled pool (billiards) out of obscurity. It ushered in ten years of record growth in upscale rooms, premium equipment and international tournaments. Here's to the success of "In A World!"
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