Storyboard P, a stranger in Sweden

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This profile of an artist using his mind, body, and spirit to explore the human soul explodes onscreen as Storyboard P cannot help but to “bruk up” from wake to rest. The filmmaking mirrors his flawless and chic movement style in a story full of adventure, emotional challenges, and, of course, dancing. Masterful filmmaker Matthew D’Arcy immediately connects us to Storyboard P’s world, punctuating his shots with images of the mental and physical costs of the dancer’s art. Storyboard P puts his craft above everything else—paying for food, owning possessions, even his friendships. His intriguing trip to Sweden to teach and perform tests boundaries with his peers. On the dance floor, though, his influence undulates to others; his class unanimously mimics his movements, and a smile fills Storyboard P’s perspiring face. Alone, he exudes the same movements much more seriously, and his expressions of pain and conflict illustrate an undying devotion to his art form. BC

Director

Matthew D’Arcy

Producer

Erik Pauser

Editor

Jussi Rautaniemi

Cinematographer

Matthew D’arcy

Release Year

2016

Festival Year

2017

Country

Sweden

Run Time

52 minutes

Subtitled

No