2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

The Dwarvenaut

Saturday, March 12
3:45PM - 5:09PM

Alamo Ritz 1
320 E 6th St


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THE DWARVENAUT gives viewers a glimpse into the visionary mind of Brooklyn-based artist and entrepreneur Stefan Pokorny. Director Josh Bishop (MADE IN JAPAN) weaves together memories of Stefan’s tumultuous childhood with his modern day escapades to paint a mesmerizing portrait. An art prodigy obsessed from a young age with Dungeons & Dragons, Stefan navigates absurd adventures—from Midwestern game conventions to the canals of Venice to Bushwick dive bars—on a quest to bring his most ambitious miniature sculpture project to life through a multi-million dollar Kickstarter campaign. Part philosopher, part jester, he preaches the virtues of fantasy gaming as a vehicle for uniting the human race.

Section: Documentary Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2016
Runtime: 84min

Director: Josh Bishop

Producer: Nate Taylor

Cinematographer: Mike Gomes

Editor: Victoria Lesiw

Sound Designer: Brian Goodheart

Music: Josh Bishop

Additional Credits: Story By: Josh Bishop, Victoria Lesiw, and Nate Taylor, Co-Producers: Jason Diamond, Josh Diamond, and Victoria Lesiw, Sound Design, Sound Mix: Brian Goodheart, Co-Executive Producers: Peter Adkison, Jeff Berg, Lucas Ryno, and Roger Ryno

Principal Cast: Stefan A Pokorny


Josh Bishop is an award-winning filmmaker residing in Brooklyn. His first documentary feature, MADE IN JAPAN, was executive produced by Morgan Spurlock & Elijah Wood, and premiered at SXSW 2015. It won the Jury Prize at Nashville Film Festival, and Best First Feature at Calgary International Film Festival. When not making films he plays guitar.

Public Film Contact
Nate Taylor
Raving Cyclops Studios
(917) 442-7376

Publicity Contact
Vince Johnson



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