After a very close vote, the street dance “Flex Is Kings” triumphed in this weekend’s Project of the Week contest!
Congratulations to “Flex Is Kings” directord Deidre Schoo and Michael Beach Nichols. The filmmakers will receive a digital distribution consultation from SnagFilms and the film is now officially a candidate for Project of the Month. That winner will be awarded with a consultation from the Sundance Institute.
Here’s what the project’s about:
“Flex Is Kings” is a documentary about street dance set in East New York, a highly impoverished community in Brooklyn. Despite the high crime rates, a large and growing group of young men are resisting gang life to pioneer a form of narrative dance that tells the story of their streets. Their self organized dance battle competitions involve mock gun battles as well as dream-inspired flights of fancy. The film–shot over 2 years and over 300 hours of footage–tells the story of this art form—called “Flexing”– and focuses on some of its key personalities.
Four more Projects of the Day coming this week. Want your project to be considered? Tell us all about it.