Under the Electric Sky (EDC 2013)


2013, 85 minutes, color, U.S.A.

Launched with auspicious beginnings in 1997, Electric Daisy Carnival was first held in Los Angeles, much to the delight of its initial crowd of a few thousand electronic music fans. Since then, it has grown into a global phenomenon. Besides drawing the top talents in electronic and dance music today, EDC is also known for its full-scale carnival rides, over-the-top displays of pyrotechnics, and interactive art installations, not to mention its international community of rabid devotees—in 2013, nearly 350,000 revelers descended upon Las Vegas to experience what is now the world’s largest dance-music festival.

The acclaimed production duo of Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz bring this event to life in brilliant 3-D, going behind the scenes to show what it takes to stage one of the biggest parties in the known universe. They chronicle the unique journeys of individual attendees from all walks of life, all of whom share one common desire—to shed their inhibitions and immerse themselves in this judgment-free celebration of life and music.

Directors: Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz

Executive Producers: Pasquale Rotella, Michael Rapino, John Hopmans, Simon Rust Lamb, Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz

Producers: Rachel Miller, Kevin Mann

Cinematographer: Reed Smoot

Music Supervisor: Jason Bentley

Composer: Kaskade

About the Directors

By way of England and New York City respectively, Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz joined forces in 2001 to form the television production company, Magical Elves, which has given us Top Chef, Project Greenlight, Cold Justice, and Time of Death. Since then they have been nominated for numerous Emmy Awards, winning in 2010 and 2013 for Top Chef. Cutforth and Lipsitz also received a Peabody Award for Project Runway, the first reality show to be honored by that organization. In 2011, they produced their first major motion picture, Paramount’s Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, which is currently the third highest-grossing documentary of all time. Their directorial debut, Katy Perry: Part of Me, was released by Paramount in 2012. Under The Electric Sky marks this duo’s first trip to the Sundance Film Festival as directors.


1/18/2014 11:45 pm
Library Center Theatre, Park City
1/22/2014 11:30 am
Library Center Theatre, Park City
1/23/2014 1:00 pm
Holiday Village Cinema 4, Park City
1/25/2014 9:45 pm
Broadway Centre Cinema 3, SLC