On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, Fox Searchlight and the cast of the groundbreaking documentary “Step” were in NYC to promote the film.
The STEP film is produced by Amanda Lipitz and Steven Cantor and the cast is made up of Tayla Solomon, Cori Grainger, Blessin Giraldo. Gari Mcintyre, and Paula Dofat. Amanda Lipitz also takes the reigns of director.
In attendance, at the breakfast were 3 of the cast: Tayla Solomon, Cori Grainger, Blessin Giraldo. The three ladies shared their experience working on the film, what they have been doing since the film wrapped and their dreams for the future.
STEP specifically chronicles the senior year of a girls’ high-school step dance team against the background of inner-city Baltimore. As each one tries to become the first in their families to attend college, the girls strive to make their dancing a success against the backdrop of social unrest in the troubled city. Check out the trailer here.
These young women find a unity through their team that pushes them to challenge themselves on and off the stage. Empowered by their teachers, teammates, counselors, coaches and families, they chase their ultimate dreams: to win a step championship and to be accepted into college. This all female school is reshaping the futures of its students’ lives by making it their goal to have every member of their senior class accepted to and graduate from college, many of whom will be the first in their family to do so. Emotionally inspiring, STEP embodies the true meaning of sisterhood through a story of courageous young women worth cheering for.
The film is set to be released, August 4, 2017 and audiences will enjoy it.