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Dogwoof picks up Sundance-winner “Dina”

London-based sales house Dogwoof has acquired the UK distribution and international sales rights to Dan Sickles and Antonio Santini’s Sundance-winning doc Dina. Produced by Moxie Pictures and El Peligro, Dina captures the ...
February 6, 2017

London-based sales house Dogwoof has acquired the UK distribution and international sales rights to Dan Sickles and Antonio Santini’s Sundance-winning doc Dina.

Produced by Moxie Pictures and El Peligro, Dina captures the cadences and candid conversations of a relationship that re-examines the notion of love.

The 101-minute doc charts the unconventional love story of Philadelphia-based Dina, an eccentric 49-year-old suburban woman, and her fiancée Scott, an early-morning Walmart greeter, as they move in together ahead of their impending wedding.

The film was most recently awarded with the U.S. Documentary Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

Dogwoof plans to introduce the film to foreign buyers at this year’s Berlinale and will also release the film later this year in the UK.

The deal was negotiated by Dogwoof’s head of distribution Oli Harbottle with Submarine’s David Koh and Josh Braun on behalf of the filmmakers.

Exec producers on the film include Impact Partners’ Dan Cogan and Jenny Raskin; Moxie’s Danny Levinson and Robert Fernandez; and Killer Pictures’ Stephanie Choate and Christine Vachon.

Earlier this month, U.S. distributor The Orchard acquired the North American distribution rights to the film.

“In Dina, Dan and Antonio have created a stunningly cinematic film, which lovingly charts the evolution of the innocent and candid romance of its central characters,” said Harbottle in a statement. “With the look and feel of a classic U.S. indie movie, it is a worthy winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and is destined to become a favorite with audiences everywhere.”

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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