“All-female dance company started by a remarkably driven, forward-thinking young dancer/choreographer who is trying to elevate and re-think the art of pole dancing, incorporating gymnastics with dance moves. The central character is compelling, even if one does not follow dance.”
-Stephanie Austin, Women In Film
OFF THE FLOOR is a feature length documentary about the emerging art of contemporary pole dance and how it has evolved from its origins in strip-clubs into a movement of feminine empowerment and self-expression. Through the personal journey of one dancer and her visionary dance company, the film explores what it takes to share your artistic vision with the world and bring your dreams to life.
“Off The Floor is a solid documentary, a film that challenges you to look past society’s norms and prejudices and approach a subject with a non-judgmental mindset.”
– The Film Yap
The film follows Jessica Anderson-Gwin, a trained hip-hop and modern dancer with a unique vision of blending modern dance with aerial pole fitness. She forms the first ever contemporary pole dance company, Jagged, and with her passionate recruits pioneers a new dance genre.
“Pole dancing became very much an art in my eyes… Off the Floor wholly manages to humanize pole dancing, wiping away all taboo and showing the practice in a clear, unassuming light.”
– The Reel Deal BSU
From the technical hurdles of having special equipment not designed for most venues, to the constant emotional drain of defending her art to skeptics, Jessica confronts challenges most dancers have never faced. Yet whether delighting audiences with full-length dance shows or bravely competing on national television, with every performance Jessica and the ladies of Jagged defy expectations. OFF THE FLOOR is the timeless story of how passion and vision can change the world, one performance at a time.
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The Celias (aka Butter&Sugar) are a husband & wife film-making team who love telling stories about dreamers and outsiders. They met at Chapman University in 2003 while pursuing a B.F.A. in Film Production. Their short film Confessions of a Peepshow Junkie was recognized as a finalist in Kevin Spacey’s Triggerstreet Film Festival and their thesis project Beyond the Window racked up nominations for Best Undergraduate film, Best Direction, and Best Cinematography. They continued to collaborate with Katie producing and Matthew directing several web series pilots for Warner Bros, commercials, and short-form documentaries. Recently, they completed their first feature length documentary titled Off The Floor about a young woman struggling to find acceptance for her fusion of modern and pole dance styles. The film held its world premiere in June 2014 and is currently screening at festivals around the country. Along with celebrating the success of their first film, this summer the Celias celebrated their third wedding anniversary. The Celias are represented by Heroes and Villains Entertainment.