Out & About At The Sundance Film Fest 2019


By Lauren Clarke-Bennett

with Nissa Alloy &

Taylor Clarke Bennett


Sundance, one of the top Film Festivals in the world pulls out all the stops when it comes to the caliber of films, TV, virtual reality, music, sponsors, panels and events but it doesn’t end there. Because of all the festival’s stellar content, a myriad of smart companies flocked to Sundance to take advantage of all the marketing opportunities.

Salesforce, the customer relation’s management (CMR) titan kicked off their ‘Make Change’ series at the Music Lodge in Park City, Utah during the Film Festival in the extracurricular activities category. Their pop up photo gallery & panel featured the iconic music photographer Danny Clinch and KCRW radio’s Anne Litt along with the mega-talented musician, Michael Franti who generously gave his support.
Photos: Tommy Elbrecht. The Grammy award-winning band  ‘Arcade Fire’s, Win Butler and Régine Chassagne also interviewed with Anne Litt and later performed for the ‘Make Change’ series at the Salesforce Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival and DJ Windows continued the festivities with his beats.

Tuba To Cuba Sundance 2019 hosted a plethora of celebrities & VIPs at the Salesforce ‘Make Change’ series Music Lodge that was hosted by Lisa Precious and included celebs Armie Hammer, Daniel Radcliff, Milla Jovovich, Octavia Spencer, Hillary Swank,

Clara Rugaard and Ray Romano who sipped, nibbled and enjoyed the great seafood gumbo from Chef Ryan Trahan of The Blue Dog Cafe in New Orleans along with cutting-edge products.

Dr. Jacqueline Nguyen founder of QYK Sonic presented the ZOE™ first antimicrobial face and body T Sonic™ beauty device, Dr. Naturals supplements, CBD oils, products by Ensohara and the GX Life Radiance skincare to A-listers at the Salesforce Music Lodge during Sundance 2019.

Reggie Watts, comedian & musician performed with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band in support of the ‘Make Change’ series at the Salesforce Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival 2019. Photos courtesy of Salesforce

Millennium Magazine attended Chef Dance 2019 that was sponsored by Shiseido who premiered their cosmetics line and was hosted by owners Mimi Kim, KennyGriswold and their daughter Skyler Griswold of FGNow.org.

Chef Jessica Koslow and best-selling cookbook author served her magnificent & imaginative feast to celebs and VIPs that included Avril Lavigne & Phillip Sarofim, LaLa Kent, Chris Meloni and Paul Oakenfold as they sipped the delicious Antica Napa Valley Marchesi Antinori wine. For the grand finale, Macy Gray filled the
stage with a few of her iconic tunes and got a little help from her friend Avril Lavigne as the VIP room ignited.

Millennium Mag stopped by Kia Motors USA’s ‘Telluride Film’ hospitality activation in Park City during the Sundance Festival. The Kia Supper Suite was a hit for the fifth consecutive year with a host of VIPs & celebrities including Naomi Watts, Zac Efron, Lily Collins, Alfre Woodard, Kyra Sedgwick, KevinBacon, Riley Keough, Anna Chlumsky, Josh Gad, Tim Daly and Sam Daly.

Photo by // Photagonist.ca

Green Street Kitchen served up a yummy menu and featured beverages by LIFEWATER, Comisario Tequila, Sensivini Tuscany Wines, Blue Moon Belgian White beer and Dragonfly Coffee Roasters.

Other brand partners of the Kia Motors USA Supper Club included Mouboots, the amazing luxury footwear and accessories that were enjoyed by celebs including Naomi Watts, Demi Moore, Angela Sarafyan, Kyra Sedgwick Kevin Bacon, Tom Daley and Noah Schnapp while also engrossing themselves in…

Photo by Lilly Lawrence

The Wild Immersion — Virtual Reality experience endorsed by Jane Goodall; the world’s first virtual wildlife reserve presented in conjunction with Blue Mind Fund. Photos by: Photagonist

WanderLuxxe, the coveted membership ‘Concierge Service’ returned to the Sundance Film Festival 2019 where VIPs & celebs that included David Arquette, David Oyelowo, Storm Reid, Alfre Woodard, ‪Amy Hargreaves & RJ Mitte gathered to experience the activation’s partners; Essential Costa Rica travel, Sunlighten Saunas, STARE Cosmetics, Spyder ActivewearThe Lovely Loba skincare, MEME IV & b12 wellness shots as they sipped Titos Vodka, Kobrick Coffee, Casamigos Tequila and snacked on My MoMochi Ice Cream. An impressive lineup of film celebrations such as the Company 3’a premier party featured a performance by ‪Macy Gray‬ was presented by the APEX Social Club of PALMS Casino Resort in Las Vegas filled the stellar suite. Photos courtesy of Wanderluuxe Concierge.

WELLHAUS, the first-ever CBD concept house sponsored by the famed Stanley Brothers, developers of Charlottes Web, CBD oil & wellness products popped up in Park City during this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
Packed with unique informational programming, ‘This Is Wellhaus’ presented the first-ever #CBD Gastropub and CBD-infusion cocktail bar.

WELLHAUS brought to you by Axcess Entertainment in partnership with the Colorado-based CBD industry-sponsored 3 days & nights of hospitality, VIP talent and delicious dinners infused with CBD by renowned culinary guru; The Herbal Chef, Chris Sayegh.

Stella Artois, the premier beer brewing company once again took over its popular hot-spot on main street during Sundance 2019 hosting a plethora of premier celebrity parties, live-streamed riveting panels that celebrate filmmakers who promote diversity.

During the Film Festival, Millennium Magazine stopped by Stay Macro, a lounge also promoting diversity and inclusion in film. Chiwetel Ejiofor, the Academy Award-nominated actor from 12 Years A Slave talked about his career and stunning directorial debut in his celebrated film, The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind.

The Fly Lounge welcomed a cascade of celebrities & VIPs during the Sundance 2019 Film Fest that included Macy Gray, Avril Lavigne, David Arquette, Paul Oakenfold, Mark Margolis and Wu Tang Clan who experienced sponsors touting technology Virtual Reality, CBD products, panels and after-parties. The 5-day activation powered by Airthereum showed off their latest Blockchain technology while Film Coin platformed the future of funding films with CryptoCurrency.

At The Fly Lounge, GBY Beauty offered Swarovski tooth bling along with eyelash extension treatments and CBD infused Muscle MX demonstrated their pain relief creams while guests relaxed on sound baths from Holistic health Science. 

Lastly, The Creative Coalition (TCC) hosted their annual ‘Teachers Making A Difference’ luncheon at the Fly Lounge with actors, Tim Daly (TCC President) his son Sam Daly, host Richard Kind, MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell, filmmaker Lucy Alibar and her teacher Dr. Kyle Bostian along w/ actor Walton Goggins and his teacher Harry Mastrogeorge to commemorate the teachers in our lives and round out the Sundance Film Festival 2019.