Step Up! is an empowering story of courage and determination; the personal journey of an exceptional young man driven to follow his dream. Jacques Poulin-Denis is a dancer with a bright future ahead of him, when in a devastating car crash loses his right foot.
Step Up! chronicles the beginning of Jacques’ new life following the accident. We witness his first steps with his prosthetic leg, and walk with him through his challenge to reinvent himself, for the next three years.
Jacques beats the odds and passionately returns to dance. At the end of this inspiring film, he experiences a dancer’s dream: performing with Mikhail Baryshnikov at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
- genre - Documentary
- length – 60min
- festivals – Winner of Freddie Award, Winner of Communicator Award of Excellence, Winner of Silver Award at the Worldfest Houston, Winner of Best Short Documentary at Moscow Int’l Disability Film Festival, Best Director at 2012 BOSI Film Festival in Belgrade, Winner at Taiwan Disability Film Festival
- broadcast - CBC, BRAVO!, Discovery Health Channel, SCN, ARTV, ZDF/3sat, New Zealand: The Arts Channel
Director: Tamás Wormser
Producer: Tamás Wormser, Charles Faubert
Editor: Loretta Hicks, Farhan Ahmad, Tamás Wormser
Camera: Tamás Wormser,Yoan Cart,Alex Margineanu
Sound recording: Charles Clifford, André Poulin-Denis
Music composed by: Francis Roberge, David Worm
Music performed by: Francis Roberge, Jacques Poulin-Denis, SoVoSó
Sound mix at Studio Detour: Dino Giancola
Online editor: Thierry Gendron