Flying Revolution – The Story of a Lifetime Battle

A Film by Steve Won

Synopsis

FLYING REVOLUTION tells the extraordinary, inspiring, and above all, moving success story of the Berlin Breakdance Group FLYING STEPS. The desire to survive as B-Boys (Breakdancers) while supporting their own families drives the group, whose lives are characterized by a two-decade long struggle for existence.

Director

  • Picture of Steve Won © Raphael Rapior

    Steve Won

    Steve Won (born 1988 in Germany) finished his Bachelor of Arts in Business Informatics where he worked for more than one year as Business Consultant in the IT world of SAP. To fulfill his dream of making films and telling stories he quit his well-paid and safe job to studying film at the Film Acedemy in Baden Württemberg. His burning ambition and power of endurance have brought him a lot of success, especially in the dance film industry in a very short time. He already led various Hip Hop Film projects in New York, Houston, Paris, Metro Manila, Rom, Berlin, Zurich and other places around the world. In 2014, he started creating a documentary about the impact of Breakdance in the slums of Manila, Philippines, where he lived and worked with gangs in urban slums for his film. In 2015, he got hired by the legendary Breakdance Crew FLYING STEPS (Red Bull Flying Bach / Red Bull Flying Illusion) to create a documentary about their heartbreaking life story. 2016 Steve got an sponsorship by the BADEN WÜRTTEMBERG STIPENDIUM FOR FILMPRODUCTION to deepen his skills in cinematography at the LA FÈMIS film school in Paris.

Awards + Festivals

  • 41st MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Documentaries of the World Section, Canada)August 24, 2017
  • *BEST DIRECTOR*
    6th SOUTHAMPTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, UK)October 19, 2017
  • 18th KERRY FILM FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, Ireland)October 19, 2017
  • 51st HOF INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Germany)October 24, 2017
  • 1st SHORT LONG WORLD FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Argentina)November 9, 2017
  • NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARD (Competition, North Carolina, USA)November 16, 2017
  • 3rd VANCOUVER ALTERNATIVE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Vancouver, Canada)November 22, 2017
  • ENDORPHIN AWARDS 2017 (Official Selection, Paris, France)December 4, 2017
  • 11th DOCUNDER30 FESTIVAL (Selection Global, Bologna, Italy)December 14, 2017
  • 5th SNOWDANCE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Landsberg am Lech, Germany)January 27, 2018
  • 2nd RAPIDLION SOUTH AFRICAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Johannesburg, South Africa)March 3, 2018
  • *BEST DOCUMENTARU FEATURE*
    THE SOUTH FILM AND ARTS ACADEMY FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Chile)March 16, 2018
  • 18th FESTIVAL INT’L DU FILM D’AUBAGNE (Official Selection, Aubagne, France)March 20, 2018
  • *BEST DOCUMENTARY*
    GLOBAL INDIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Pune, India)March 24, 2018
  • UTAH FILM FESTIVAL AND AWARDS (Official Selection, Utah, USA)April 5, 2018
  • 14th ACHTUNG BERLIN - NEW BERLIN FILM AWARD (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)April 11, 2018
  • 13th HOBOKEN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, NJ, USA)May 18, 2018
  • 3rd DOC SUNBACK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mulvane, Kansas, USA)June 21, 2018
  • 3rd BUZZ CEE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Buzau, Romania)July 2, 2018

Trailer

Crew

Screenplay
Steve Won
Producer
KAIZEN PICTURES, Timm Zolpys; Flying Steps Entertainment GmbH,
Director
Steve Won
Director of Photography
Steve Won
Sound
Julius Zemaitis
Editor
Daniela Schramm Moura
Co-Editor
Kira König
Sound Design
Marco Schnebel
Music
Ketan Bhatti

Details

Running Time
98 mins
Shooting Format
1080p 25fps PAL
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
2K Cine Scope
Sound
5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

aug&ohr medien
Markus Kaatsch
Riemannstraße 21
D-10961 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 61620068

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

SALES AGENCY

FLYING STEPS ENTERTAINMENT GmbH
Timm Zolpys
Lobeckstraße 30/35,
10969 Berlin, Germany

Timm.zolpys@flyingsteps.com

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Kaizen Pictures

www.kaizenpictures.com

DIRECTOR

Steve Won

steve@kaizenpictures.com