Snapper Films’ 2004 television film Gourmet Club was part of the line-up at Sarasota Film Festival in April 2007, taking part by invitation. It was selected to the event from a group of hundreds of applicants.
Director Juha Wuolijoki and one of the lead actors, Emmy Award winner Michael Badalucco were pleased to attend the festival. Gourmet Club was screened on two evenings, and both screening were sold out. The media took a special interest in the film, and the ABC network interviewed Badalucco and Wuolijoki.
In recent years, Sarasota Film Festival has experienced significant growth. It is currently the eighth largest film festival in the United States by the number of admissions. The festival was held April 13-22 with such big names as Edward Norton, Steve Buscemi, Joe Pantoliano and Marcia Gay Harden in attendance.