Apr 17, 2023

Give Me the Backstory: Get to Know Tracy Droz Tragos, the Filmmaker Behind “PLAN C”

“I can’t answer that. It’s like choosing a favorite child,” says director Tracy Droz Tragos when asked what her favorite film is to come out of the Sundance Institute or Festival. “I have been moved by so many different films that I have loved in so many different ways — whether it’s Hoop Dreams, The Station Agent, The Squid and the Whale, Winter’s Bone, Restrepo, The Cove, The Diary of a Teenage Girl, or Nanny… I could seriously go on and on.”

Tragos’ relationship with Sundance Institute goes far beyond that of an admirer. Her documentary Rich Hill (co-directed with Andrew Droz Palermo) was supported by the Institute’s Documentary Film Program and Catalyst before going on to win the U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Documentary at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. In January 2023, Tragos returned to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, with her new film, PLAN C.