Taking the Grand Jury Documentary Prize at Sundance 2017, Dina is a charming, quirky and unconventional love-story between two eccentric souls that will resonate with all audiences.
Filmmakers: Dan Sickles and Antonio Santini
Runtime: 101 mins
Dina and Scott are moving in together and getting married. Having grown up neurologically diverse in a world blind to the value of their experience, the two are head-over-heels for one another, but shacking up poses new challenges for both. Scott is uncomfortable with physical intimacy, while Dina wants to share with him all she’s learned about sensual desire from books, TV shows, and her previous marriage. Her increasingly creative forays to draw Scott close keep hitting roadblocks—exposing anxieties, insecurities, and communication difficulties while they strive to reconcile their conflicting approaches to romance and intimacy.
Dan Sickles and Antonio Santini’s first film, Mala Mala, won an Audience Award at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival and was distributed theatrically by Strand Releasing in the summer of 2015. Together they run El Peligro LLC, their production company in New York. The directing duo was honored in 2015 by Out magazine's 100 list of influential people and was recently nominated for a GLAAD Media Award in the outstanding documentary category.
Directors: Dan Sickles and Antonio Santini
Producers: Dan Sickles and Antonio Santini
Executive Producers: Dan Cogan, Danny Levinsonm Christine Vachonm Jenny Raskinm Robert Fernandez and Stephanie Choate
Co-producers: Duncan Waym Louis Le Bayon, Adam Uhl, David Hinojosa
Director of Photography: Adam Uhl
Editor: Sofía Subercaseaux
Original music: Michael Cera
Best Feature - IDA Awards 2017
Grand Jury Prize, US Documentary - Sundance Film Festival 2017
Producers Vision Award - Sun Valley Film Festival 2017
Honesty and Humanity Award - Sarasota Film Festival 2017
Sundance Film Festival 2017
Sun Valley Film Festival 2017
Sarasota Film Festival 2017
True/False Film Festival 2017
Docaviv Film Festival 2017
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2017
Melbourne International Film Festival 2017
DOC NYC 2017