Strike a Pose
North American Premiere

Strike a Pose

| Netherlands, Belgium | 85 MINUTES | English
Female Director(s), Documentary, Music, New York, Female Screenwriter(s)
To the fans they were the unforgettably sleek, talented, and beautiful men that helped support the career of one of the world's most beloved and controversial music artists. But behind the scenes they were Kevin, Oliver, Luis, Carlton, Jose, Gabriel, and Salim; a diverse, impressionable group of young dancers whose lives were forever changed by Madonna's iconic blonde ambition tour and its accompanying documentary, Truth or Dare. No longer swept up in the thrill of Madonna's inarguable power, some found life away from her influence emotionally devastating and near impossible to navigate. Strike a Pose movingly revisits the men after years apart and provides us with a chance to learn about the emotional truth behind the glamorous facade.

—Liza Domnitz

Cast & Credits
Directed by
Ester Gould and Reijer Zwaan
Strike a Pose is Ester Gould’s third feature film, and Reijer Zwaans first. Gould is a Scottish-born documentary filmmaker based in Amsterdam. Her previous doc, A Strange Love Affair with Ego received the IDFA Award for Best Dutch Documentary. Zwaan, is both a journalist and filmmaker for Dutch Public Television.
Ester Gould, Reijer Zwaan
Ester Gould, Reijer Zwaan
Rosan Boersma, Sander Verdonk, Denis Wigman for CTM Docs. Ester Gould and Reijer Zwaan for The Other Room
Dorith Vinken
Reinout Steenhuizen
Bart Westerlaken
Ellen de Waele for Serendipity Films, NTR
Creative Producer
Thomas den Drijver
Line Producer
Marjin Wigman
Title Design
Sander Brouwer
Sound Design
Marc Lizier
Bart Verraest
Carlton Wilborn, Salim Gauwloos, Oliver Crumes III, Kevin Stea , Jose Gutierrez, Luis Camacho, Sue Trupin

US Sales Contact
Nate Bolotin
XYZ Films
Los Angeles, CA 90016
Phone: 310 956 1554
Print Source
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Phone: +31 63 000 3374
International Sales Contact
Philippa Kowarsky
Tel Aviv, 6511207
Phone: +972 3566 4129
Press Contact
Thessa Mooij
Silversalt PR
New York, NY 10012
Phone: 646 637 4700
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