“Strawberry Mansion” Debuts at Sundance
“Strawberry Mansion,” a recipient of a Small Maryland Film Tax Credit will be premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, which runs from January 28-February 3. The film is set in a future where the government records dreams and taxes them, and a dream auditor gets caught up in the dreams of an aging eccentric. It was written and directed by local filmmaker Albert Birney, whose last film “Sylvio,” was named one of the 10 best films of 2017 by The New Yorker magazine, and screened at the Maryland Film Festival. “Filming in Maryland was a dream,” said Birney. “The tax credit was very helpful and we were able to take the money we saved and put it directly back into our movie.” “Strawberry Mansion” also received funds from the Saul Zaentz Innovation Fund at Johns Hopkins University, making this film a true Maryland collaborative effort.