Heavy Metal Dancers | © Elfenholz Film / HFF München
© Elfenholz Film / HFF München
Documentary | 2020-2021 | Portrait, Society, Sport | Germany

    Brief synopsis

    HEAVY METAL DANCERS is a documentary about Finnish pole sports – it is about accepting own imperfections and striving for perfection on stage. The dancers are Finnish but their stories universal. Their passion for an unusual sport let them come to terms with their bodies, lifes and their sometimes difficult past.


    ColoristGeorg Nikolaus
    Director of photographyGeorg Nikolaus
    DirectorGretta-Garoliina Sammalniemi
    EditorIlya Gavrilenkov
    final version
    final version
    EditorSamuli Salonen
    first version
    first version
    ComposerAlexander Thomas Mathewson
    ComposerMartin Gerke
    ComposerLukas Kout
    Production managerNatalie Hölzel
    Production managerSandra Hölzel
    ScreenwriterGretta-Garoliina Sammalniemi
    Sound re-recording mixerGerhard Auer
    & Supervising Sound Editor
    & Supervising Sound Editor
    Sound re-recording mixerAndreas Goldbrunner
    & Supervising Sound Editor
    & Supervising Sound Editor

    Production companies

    Elfenholz Film GmbH
    HFF Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München [de]


    2021Germany55th Hof International Film FestivalPremiere