One year to the day after Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiRudy Giuliani becomes grandfather after son welcomes child Press: For Trump endorsement: The more sordid, the better Former NYC police commissioner to testify before Jan. 6 committee, demands apology MORE and other Trump allies made it famous, the Philadelphia-area Four Seasons Total Landscaping will see the release of a documentary about its wild ride.

“Four Seasons Total Documentary” is set to premiere Nov. 7 at 10 p.m. on MSNBC.

The previously hole-in-the-wall company shot to fame after then-President TrumpDonald TrumpSenate rejects attempt to block Biden's Saudi arms sale Crenshaw slams House Freedom Caucus members as 'grifters,' 'performance artists' Senate confirms Biden's nominee to lead Customs and Border Protection MORE touted that a press conference featuring Giuliani, then his personal lawyer, was poised to be held at the Philadelphia Four Seasons hotel as his campaign challenged the results of the 2020 presidential election, held four days earlier.


But instead, the landscaping company — located near a sex shop, crematorium and a jail — was the chosen venue for the news event.

“Everyone wanted to know: How did that happen? Why did that happen?” director Christopher Stoudt told ITK in an interview. “It just seemed like this perfect storm of circumstances led to something that could hardly be believed had occurred.”

The Los Angeles-based filmmaker said he actually had a front row seat to the day’s drama because his then-roommate’s brother was a sales director at Total Landscaping.

“As it developed, it felt like this Holy Grail of a moment to be so close to, and I feel as though I won the lottery in terms of my access to it,” Stoudt said.

While the mulch-related mix-up generated buzz and amusement, how much could really be said about the political snafu?

“It’s the best film ever made about a landscaping company,” Stoudt, 37, quipped.


“At face value you could perceive it as being a challenge to bring it to the screen,” he said. But his job, he explained, was to “go to the root of why it happened from the perspective of people that were there. So the goal was always to lean into the perspectives of the actual people that were experiencing it.”

The half-hour MSNBC Films documentary homes in on the company’s owner, Marie Siravo, and the personal side to a business that was struggling to survive before the viral, circus-like moment, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Stoudt, who directed last year’s “Camp ALEC,” said while “Total Documentary” breaks down the bizarre Trump campaign event, it’s not about politics. His team, he said, was “just trying to get to the heart of who these people were and how they got there.”

The project also details how the spectacle planted a social media seed for Total Landscaping, which capitalized on its meme-worthy fame by selling more than $1 million in merchandise and starring in a Super Bowl commercial.

Stoudt called it an American “underdog story” about “a group of people in ridiculous circumstances, and who are fighting for their survival to try to get out of it.”