Michael Cera’s efforts with JASH have paid off, as the short film he starred in, Janicza Bravo’s Gregory Go Boom, won a jury award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
The 17-minute short, which debuted on JASH’s YouTube channel in May 2013 during YouTube Comedy Week, stars Cera as a paraplegic who leaves home looking to live independently. Brett Gelman, Sarah Burns and Anna Rose Hopkins co-star. Bravo wrote and directed the short film.
This isn’t the first win for an online comedy network at Sundance. Funny or Die’s “Drunk History” first made waves at Sundance before becoming a recurring segment in FoD’s HBO series, and then earned a Comedy Central series in its own right.