DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THE UPRISING OF GERMAN BREAKDANCE CREW 'THE FLYING STEPS'
How did THE FLYING STEPS make it from the streets of Berlin to performing on the biggest stages in the world? After two sold out world tours and over twenty years of experience FLYING REVOLUTION shows the astonishing success story of FLYING STEPS which is not only about breakdancing but above all tells a story about dreams and the associated power to realize them. THE FLYING STEPS are not only the most successful break dancers but primarily Berliners with a clear message:
'Believe in your dreams and never give up your goals.'
Originally we planned the title sequence around the idea of visually breaking out of the concrete jungle of Berlin right onto the big stages of the world. In addition to this we worked us through dozens upon dozens of gigabytes of found footage: VHS, polaroids, newspaper articles, mobile recordings - you name it. The visual packaging was built around those historic documents and made sure the audience could grasp a glance of the international glory and positive idealism that surrounds THE FLYING STEPS. For the final version of the title sequence we kept the core concept but changed the overall look and feel because it fit the story structure a little better. We still like the original version as well - which is why I am presenting it here.
It was a fun project and especially the Berlin premiere in front of hundreds of breakdance heads, family and friends of THE FLYING STEPS was an experience that will never be forgotten. Respect and a special shoutout to Steve Won wo trusted me on this one.
FLYING REVOLUTION was screened worldwide on more than 20 film festivals in 2017 and 2018. It was shown around UCI cinemas in Germany in 2018 and was part of the Lufthansa entertainment program on all Lufthansa flights in 2018. FLYING REVOLUTION is now available on DVD, Blu-Ray, iTunes, Amazon, Google, Maxdome, Videoload & Videociety.
WORLD PREMIERE x MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (CANADA)
EUROPE PREMIERE x SOUTHAMPTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (UK) x WINNER BEST DIRECTOR
GERMANY PREMIERE x HOFER FILMTAGE
GLOBAL INDIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (INDIA) x WINNER BEST DOCUMENTARY
Kerry Film Festival (Ireland)
Short Long World Festival (Argentina)
North Carolina Film Award (USA)
Vancouver Alternative Film Festival (Canada)
Endorphin Awards (France)
Docunder Film Festival (Italy)
Snowdance Independent Film Festival (Germany)
RapidLion - South African International Film Festival (South Africa)
The South Film & Arts Academy Festivak (Chile)
Festival International du Film d'Aubagne (France)
Utah Film Festival & Awards (USA)
Hoboken International Film Festival (USA)
Doc Sunback Film Festival (USA)
Maracay International Filmmakers & Video Festival (Venezuela)
Buzz Cee International Film Festival (Romania)
Achtung Berlin – New Berlin Film Award
DIRECTED BY Steve Won
PRODUCED BY Timm Zolpys
DOP Steve Won & Julius Zemaitis
EDIT Daniela Schramm Moura & Kira König
ART DIRECTION Moril Gnoyke
SOUND DESIGN Marco Schnebel
COLORIST Fabian Kimoto
POSTER ART COLLABO I am Bernhard