Winner – Best DocumentaryChina International Children’s Film Festival, Jiangyin

Winner – Best Documentary

28th Annual Chicago International Children’s Film Festival


9 Girls, 4 Weeks, 1 Dream­

“A rare and tantalizing glimpse into auditioning for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School.”

- Ballet News

“Astonishing and Inspiring!”

- Edmonton Vue

April 10, 2014 – WINNIPEG, MB – A unique Canadian feature documentary about the private world of young dancers that garnered rave reviews upon its release is now available everywhere on DVD.Produced by Ballet Girls Inc., a co-venture between Merit Motion Pictures and vonnie VON HELMOLT film, and directed by Elise Swerhone, TuTuMUCH is now available in the United States through First Run Features and iTunes and internationally through Merit Entertainment Inc.TuTuMUCH takes an exclusive behind the scenes look at how it feels to be a twelve-year-old girl and embark on a career as a professional ballet dancer, all before you’ve even had your first date. This fascinating feature documentary follows nine young ballet dancers as they plié, pirouette and compete for highly coveted spots in an intensive four-week professional ballet summer program at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School.Leaving behind their families and friends, often for the first time, each girl confronts the realities of actually living her dream. But as the girls learn during the course of the auditions, sometimes talent and passion are simply not enough. The classes are grueling and their physical and emotional limits are stretched and tested daily.To view a trailer for TuTuMUCH please visit or further information please contact or call +1.204.775.4092.

April 14, 2014