THE DWARVENAUT gives viewers a glimpse into the unique mind of Brooklyn-based artist and entrepreneur Stefan Pokorny. Director Josh Bishop (MADE IN JAPAN) weaves memories of Stefan’s tumultuous childhood with his current struggles and triumphs to paint a mesmerizing portrait. An art prodigy obsessed from a young age with DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, Stefan navigates absurd adventures—from Wisconsin to Venice to Bushwick—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 had it's world premiere at SXSW 2016.

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MADE IN JAPAN is the remarkable story of Tomi Fujiyama, the world’s first female japanese country music star. From playing the USO circuit throughout Asia to headlining in Las Vegas and recording 7 albums for Columbia records, Tomi’s career culminates in a 1964 performance at The Grand Ole Opry where she followed Johnny Cash and received the only standing ovation of the night. Forty years later, Tomi and her husband set out on a journey through Japan and across the United States to fulfill a dream of performing at The Opry one more time. "Made in Japan" is a funny yet poignant multi-cultural journey through music, marriage, and the impact of the corporate world on the dreams of one woman.

Made in Japan was executive produced by Morgan Spurlock and Elijah Wood, and premiered at SXSW 2015. It won Best Documentary at Northwest Fest in Edmonton,  the Special Jury Prize at the Nashville Film Festival, and Best First Feature at Calgary International Film Festival.

Learn more at madeinjapandoc.com