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The Dwarvenaut

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A dreamlike glimpse into the visionary mind of Brooklyn-based artist and entrepreneur Stefan Pokorny, a classically trained art prodigy obsessed with Dungeons and Dragons. Follow Pokormy as he attempts to bring his most sprawling, ambitious work yet to life through Kickstarter, where he has raised over $6.4 million and given countless D&D devotees the dungeons of their wildest fantasies. If he is not successful this time around, he could lose the business he spent his entire life to build.

  • DirectorJosh Bishop
  • Runtime: 1 hr 23 min
  • StudioFilmBuff
  • QualityHD

Reviews about The Dwarvenaut

The Dwarvenaut
PhillyLS1
Overwhelming Boredom

Spoiled kid with a golden parachute tells us all how rough he's had it while he vacations in Italy.

The Dwarvenaut
Eugene Jaworski Jr.
Very Inspiring!

I finally got a chance to see The Dwarvenaut documentary. It was a great look into the life of artist Stefan Pokorny. I found the film to be inspiring. I admire his passion for Dungeons & Dragons and his artistry with the Dwarven Forge miniatures. The miniatures are beyond beautiful and you get some fantastic cinematography showcasing them in the film. If you are an artist, D&D player, or a fan of great art I'd recommend checking it out.

The Dwarvenaut
Zarkov
A wonderful, touching pean to the love of family and ...

A wonderful, touching pean to the love of family and the liberation to be gained in following your artistic vision.

The Dwarvenaut
The Jen
For the love of gaming and D&D you should definitely watch this!!!!

For the love of gaming and D&D you should definitely watch this!!! A fun film that reminds us all we can reach for the stars and achieve our dream. This lets you gain insight into the magic that Stefan brings to life. Enjoy the ride!!!

The Dwarvenaut
Dagger
A fascinating peek into a wonderfully whimsical yet profound career.

I picked this gem up on Blu-ray at Gen Con. It is a glimpse into the fantastic journey that brought about one of the Dwarven Forge kickstarters and a surprisingly intimate look into the past of Stefan Pokorny, the creative force and owner of the company. It took turns being goofy, revealing, bizarre, and quixotic; but it was entertaining throughout! Even my wife, who has nothing to do with the hobby thus far, enjoyed it.Stefan narrates his journey himself as he goes through various tasks and life events. It is fantastic to watch him pull up to a small and unassuming house and treat it with the reverence normally ...

The Dwarvenaut
Jeremy Jordan
He's a character - and his story is worth watching.

Saw it at a premier event - this man is the real deal. He has brought a new level of excitement to the game, the industry and everyone he meets. Totally worth watching.

The Dwarvenaut
DonaldDinsmore
Well worth it.

Interesting perapective on art, entpreneutship, gaming and life. Stefan Pokorny has definately lived a life that fills up a movie screen!

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