Mitt Romney and his documentary are big hit at Sundance Film Festival

- SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Utah) - The behind the scenes documentary of Mitt Romney's run for the White House played to a packed crowd Friday as part of the Sundance Film Festival.

The film, entitled "Mitt", is an intimate look at the emotions and moments of the Romney family over a six year period. Romney, his wife Ann and their children and some of their grandchildren attended the premier of the documentary at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in Salt Lake City.

ABC 4 Utah spoke to Greg Whiteley - the director of the documentary - and to Mitt Romney during the premier.

Whiteley, who has now had two films screened at Sundance, says he started the project during Romney's first run for the presidency. "I thought this would take two years and I said to myself, do I really want to do this?" Eight years later and the film is finally showing and and he has no regrets. "I loved it."

I asked him why he thought the Romney's granted him access to such intimate moments. His answer: "I often wondered how did I get here? I felt incredibly lucky." Mitt Romney says he allowed the film to be made so people could "see the impact a campaign has on a family." And while he "wondered about having a photographer following" his family around, he says he "felt comfortable" with Greg and trusted him.

The movie will be available on January 24th through Netflix.

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