A new theatrical trailer has been released for a Dungeons & Dragons documentary titled The Dwarvenaut.
The documentary follows artist and Dungeons & Dragons fanatic Stefan Pokorny, who seeks to bring his most ambitious ideas to life. Doing this included taking to the crowdfunding site Kickstarter, where Pokorny was able to raise an unbelievable $6.4 million.
You can read much more about the movie and check out the trailer below.
THE DWARVENAUT gives viewers a glimpse into the visionary mind of Brooklyn-based artist and entrepreneur Stefan Pokorny. Director Josh Bishop (MADE IN JAPAN) weaves together memories of Stefan’s tumultuous childhood with his modern day escapades to paint a mesmerizing portrait. An art prodigy obsessed from a young age with Dungeons & Dragons, Stefan navigates absurd adventures — from Midwestern game conventions to the canals of Venice to Bushwick dive bars — on a quest to bring his most ambitious miniature sculpture project to life through a multi-million 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 the story of Stefan Pokorny: an orphan, a gamer, a New Yorker, a businessman and, most importantly, an artist. When I first met him we bonded immediately and I felt like I was being given an incredible opportunity. Here in front of me was a man who had done something amazing with his life — he had taken the game of Dungeons & Dragons and made it his artistic medium. I was enthralled to be making a movie about him. My approach was to document Stefan as he led his company Dwarven Forge through a major Kickstarter campaign in the winter of 2015, but the more time I spent with him and his company, the more I began to realize just how layered and complex a character he is and how dramatic his life had been and still was. It dawned on me that we weren’t just making a movie, we were being taken on an adventure of Stefan’s creation because that’s how he lives his life, as one giant adventure. This is how our film needed to feel. I stopped trying to think in linear terms and really tried to focus on showing the audience Stefan’s world through his eyes and his brain, and I believe our film is as dreamy, chaotic, surreal and inspiring — and truly unique — as Stefan himself is.
— Josh Bishop
In addition to the new trailer, an older trailer can also be found below.