Strike a Pose

Spotlight

North American Premiere

Netherlands, Belgium | 85 MINUTES

STRIKE A POSE

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.
Director
Ester Gould, Reijer Zwaan
Screenwriter
Ester Gould, Reijer Zwaan
Producer
Rosan Boersma, Sander Verdonk, Denis Wigman for CTM Docs. Ester Gould and Reijer Zwaan for The Other Room
Editor
Dorith Vinken
Cinematographer
Reinout Steenhuizen
Composer
Bart Westerlaken
Co-Producer
Ellen de Waele for Serendipity Films, NTR
Creative Producer
Thomas den Drijver
Line Producer
Marjin Wigman
Title Design
Sander Brouwer
Sound Design
Marc Lizier
Colorist
Bart Verraest
Cast
Carlton Wilborn, Salim Gauwloos, Oliver Crumes III, Kevin Stea , Jose Gutierrez, Luis Camacho, Sue Trupin

CONTACTS

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