Patrick Trefz’s Documentary about the Outstanding in the Field Founder
Premiered at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Greenwich Entertainment announced today the acquisition of North American distribution rights to Patrick Trefz’s Man in the Field: The Life and Art of Jim Denevan from XYZ Films. Produced by Trefz, Christie Jarvis and Andreas Jaritz, the film premiered to a rave reception at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and will hit the festival circuit before Greenwich’s release next year.
Man in the Field profiles pioneering artist and chef Jim Denevan, founder of Outstanding in the Field, a radical alternative to the conventional dining experience. The documentary intimately reveals Denevan’s artistic and culinary gifts with land art in epic geometric formations alongside grand dinners in beautiful natural settings. Instead of bringing the food to the restaurant, Outstanding in the Field has brought the restaurant to the food since 1999. Hosted at one long table, with 100 to 1000 guests dining together, Denevan has set tables in vineyards, beaches, meadows, fishing docks, and city streets. Over 120,000 lucky patrons in all 50 states and 16 countries have experienced this once-in-a-lifetime event and now Trefz’s film will allow audiences to experience it too.
“We are thrilled to be working with Greenwich to share this amazing expose,” said Trefz.
“It’s an honor that Jim trusted me with not only the stories of his amazing art and events but his personal story — and that of his family.”
The deal was negotiated by Greenwich’s Andy Bohn and XYZ’s Nate Bolotin and Pip Ngo on behalf of the filmmakers.