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Dungeons and Dragons, despite being often stigmatized by those outside its wide-reaching circle, allows some of its most creative players to shine and sometimes even make careers out of playing the classic game. Artist Stefan Pokorny has done exactly that.
Now director Josh Bishop is telling the story of Pokorny by bringing his latest documentary, “The Dwarvenaut,” to this year’s SXSW Film Festival. The film follows Porkony on a quest to bring his most personal project to life through an ambitious multimillion-dollar Kickstarter campaign. Part philosopher, part jester, he preaches the virtues of fantasy gaming as a vehicle for uniting the human race on his whimsical, bizarre life’s journey.
“The Dwarvenaut” is coming to SXSW later this month. Watch the exclusive trailer above and check out a brand new poster below.