EXCLUSIVE: Before its world premiere at Hot Docs, London MeetFilm Sales has acquired the worldwide sales rights for Together! directed by Scott Gawlik, segment producer on the Emmy-nominated Netflix series A little help with Carol Burnett.
The film, which has a hint of Waiting for Guffman In this regard, sees a group of highly competitive table-setters compete for the “Best of Show” ribbon at the annual Orange County Fair competition, often referred to as “The Table Setting Olympics”. From taxidermy monkeys to telltale table parties, eccentric personalities and old rivalries gain momentum as contestants spend months preparing their tables only to be penalized by a misplaced dessert fork – affectionately referred to as a “ fork ” .
Together! marks the directorial debut of producer Gawlik. His previous credits also include Dave Attell: Roadworks and Todd Glass: Act happy. Vesna Cudic, responsible for MeetSales of films, negotiated the agreement directly with the filmmaker.
“Together! Has so much heart,” says Cudic. “We fell in love with it at first sight and we felt compelled to tell all of our friends and families about it.”
MetFilm’s current roster also includes the Sundance duo Misha and the wolves and The reason I jumpand SXSW title The Return: Life After Isis.
The Hot Docs Canadian doc showcase kicks off this week in a hybrid but largely virtual format.