Kartemquin is pleased to announce that Dogwoof, the UK's premiere Documentary Distributor and Sales Agent, will handle all foreign sales of Minding the Gap by Bing Liu, which will world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 21. Sales in North American territories will be handled by CAA.
Read the announcement as published in Variety here.
Minding the Gap is directed, produced and edited by Bing Liu, produced by Diane Moy Quon, and edited by Joshua Altman. Executive producers are Steve James, Gordon Quinn, Betsy Steinberg, Justine Nagan (for American Documentary | POV), Chris White (for American Documentary | POV) and Sally Jo Fifer (for ITVS). The film is a co-production of Kartemquin Films, American Documentary￨POV and the Independent Television Service (ITVS), with funding provided by The Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program.
The film was a recipient of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival's 2017 Garrett Scott Grant and the 2017 Sundance Institute Documentary Fund Grant. MINDING THE GAPMinding the Gap participated in the Film Independent 2017 Documentary Lab Fellowship and the 2014 Diverse Voices in Docs program operated by Kartemquin Films and the Community Film Workshop of Chicago.
“It's great to be continuing our relationship with the wonderful folk at Kartemquin, who have once again produced a gem in Minding the Gap. First-time filmmaker Bing Liu has delivered something quite extraordinary with this deeply personal coming-of-age story, and we are excited to be supporting such a clear talent at the beginning of what promises to be a truly exciting career," said Oli Harbottle, Head of Distribution and Acquisitions at Dogwoof.
“Bing Liu is an incredible talent and it’s been an honor for all of us at Kartemquin to help guide him for the last four years as he has developed Minding the Gap. Since he and his key collaborators Diane Quon and Josh Altman have worked so hard to get the film to the sensational level of quality it is at ahead of Sundance, we wanted to give him the best possible team to launch the film. We know we’re doing that working with CAA and Dogwoof," said Tim Horsburgh, Director of Communications and Distribution at Kartemquin Films.
In Minding the Gap, three young men as they bond together to escape volatile families in their Rust Belt hometown. As they face adult responsibilities, unexpected revelations threaten their decade-long friendship.
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