Sundance Selects has bucked the trend at a festival not known for its deals, taking US and Latin American rights to Ethan Hawke’s documentary Seymour: An Introduction.

The documentary profiles pianist Seymour Bernstein, who began playing as a young boy and by 15 was teaching others.

Greg Loser and Heather Smith of Room 5 Films produced alongside Ethan and Ryan Hawke of Under The Influence Productions.

Sundance Selects brokered the deal with Cinetic Media.

Seymour: An Introduction will receive its international premiere in Toronto on September 10 before playing at the New York Film Festival.

Telluride runs until September 1.