‘STEP’ Documentary Film In Sundance Festival 2017 Wows the AudienceBy Eleanor Bright, UniversityHerald Reporter
"STEP", a documentary film, brought $4 million dollars and college scholarships to its members in the Sundance Festival 2017. Fox Search Light (FSL) bought the rights for the production and remake of the film after it premiered in the festival. The members of the team also won college scholarships.
The "STEP" documentary was directed by Amanda Lipitz. It told the story of the members of the dance group as they looked for a way to get a college education. The Sundance Festival 2017 provided them the opportunity to show case their talent. The festival is held every year in search for new films and voices for the entertainment industry.
The members of the dance group were all students of the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women. Director recorded the struggles and progress of the girls until their senior year. The "STEP" dance group started as part of an extracurricular activity. The girls were just 11 years old when the dance group was formed. The three senior members did not expect that it would help them realize their dream, which was to get college education, according to Deseret News.
Lipitz's documentation highlighted the struggles of the "STEP" dance team members in the pursuit of their dream. They all aspired to become the first member of their family to go to college. They did this while living in an environment troubled by social unrest.
FSL was impressed by the fact that the film was able to entertain the audience. Documentaries were considered informative but boring stuff. Yet, "STEP" was able to make the audience enjoy the performance, according to Variety.
The "STEP" will be shown worldwide. The people behind the production hope that it will inspire women of all races and of all ages. The members of the dance team proved that success eventually comes to those who strive hard and always do their best.