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Directed by Drake Doremus
Produced by
Written by Ben York Jones
Music by Gwilym Gold
Cinematography Sean Stiegemeier
Edited by Lisa Gunning
Release date
  • January 25, 2017 (2017-01-25) (Sundance)
Running time
112 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Newness is a 2017 American drama romance film directed by Drake Doremus from a screenplay by Ben York Jones. It stars Nicholas Hoult, Laia Costa, Danny Huston, Courtney Eaton, Matthew Gray Gubler and Albert Hammond Jr..

It had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 25, 2017.


In contemporary Los Angeles, two millennials navigating a social media-driven hookup culture begin a relationship that pushes both emotional and physical boundaries.



The film was shot in secret during fall 2016.[3][4]


The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 25, 2017.[5][6]


  1. ^ [1]. "Newness 2017, IMDb". Retrieved on March 3,2017
  2. ^ [2]. "Newness 2017, IMDb". Retrieved on March 3,2017
  3. ^ Jagernauth, Kevin (January 9, 2017). "Surprise Drake Doremus Film 'Newness' Starring Nicholas Hoult & Donald Trump Doc Headed To 2017 Sundance Film Festival". The Playlist. Retrieved January 11, 2017. 
  4. ^ Winfrey, Graham (January 12, 2017). "Sundance 2017: Inside Drake Doremus' Secretive Online Dating Film 'Newness'". Retrieved January 12, 2017. 
  5. ^ Lee, Ashley (January 9, 2017). "Sundance Adds Donald Trump Doc, Drake Doremus' 'Newness' to Lineup". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 11, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Newness". Sundance Film Festival. Retrieved January 11, 2017. 

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