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About the Movie
A dreamlike glimpse into the visionary mind of Brooklyn-based artist and entrepreneur Stefan Pokorny, a classically trained art prodigy obsessed with Dungeons and Dragons. Follow Pokorny as he attempts to bring his most sprawling, ambitious work yet to life through Kickstarter, where he has raised over $6.4 million and given countless D&D devotees the dungeons of their wildest fantasies.
Uplifting and Refreshing. An enjoyable experience.
I had the pleasure of watching this documentary that uses a hobby that I love as a backdrop for an artist and his story.
As I watched this documentary, I was treated to a side that many do not get to see and that is the human aspect of Dungeons and Dragons.
This was a touching film that reminds us to remember what first sparked magic in each of our lives and shows how important those aspects are in creating who we are as individuals.
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Documentary Dwarven Gold
The perception of the average Dungeon's and Dragons gamer has long been one of basement dwelling geek, content to spend time with similarly geeky friends inside an imaginary world. THE DWARVENAUT opens with a scene which could fuel that perception, were it not for the delicate unveiling of its main character. We meet Stefan Pokorny; artist, sculptor, dungeon master and potentially, malcontent as he gleefully runs a game in his Brooklyn studio. As the film unfolds, it reveals a very spirited, imaginative and talented man, who holds the heart of a very precocious boy.
Stefan is well known to the gaming community, whose hearts (and wallets) he's captured with his intricately sculpted modular dungeons known as DwarvenForge. However, it's unlikely they know him as much more than the merry drinker and puckish entrepreneur at gaming conventions. Josh Bishop gives us a much richer, soulful peek into the mind of this incredibly talented (and ocassionally tortured?) artist as he launches a Kickstarter.
I found myself giggling gleefully at the loving portrayal hobby I've pursued for years, but enrapt at the true depths of Stefan's dedication to it all. There are even a couple of tearful moments, surprisingly raw. Whether you are a gamer, an art lover or just looking for a inspiring story grounded in reality and free of any pretense, you MUST watch this film.