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.

COMPLETED

Filmmakers: Dan Sickles and Antonio Santini
Country: USA
Runtime: 101 mins
Year: 2017
Format: HD



STORY

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.


PRESS

"We need films like this" - IndieWire

"Dina doesn't feel like other nonfiction films" - Variety

"Magical" - Vogue

"The most beautiful romance at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival" - Salt Lake Tribune

"A fascinating love story" - The Wrap


DIRECTOR

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.


CREDITS

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


AWARDS

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

FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

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