Coming out of Sundance earlier this week, it was obvious that a documentary about a Baltimore step team was a hit with audiences in Park City. Apparently, studios thought so, too.
It took less than a week for “Step” to be scooped up with a distribution deal. According to Variety, the doc from director Amanda Lipitz was acquired by Fox Searchlight.
That sets the film that follows four seniors at the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women to delight more audiences, as it’s set to be released later this year. Let’s hope that the team’s live performances at Sundance will also be recreated.
A press release said the Baltimore Ravens and Bloomberg Philanthropies supported the documentary.
It’s another sign of how Baltimore’s talented residents can dazzle if they get some resources to reach a wider audience.