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Directed by Ester Gould and Reijer Zwaan
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY 85 Minutes North American Premiere
To the fans they were the unforgettably sleek, talented, and beautiful men that helped support the career of one of the world's most beloved and controversial music artists. But behind the scenes they were Kevin, Oliver, Luis, Carlton, Jose, Gabriel, and Salim; a diverse, impressionable group of young dancers whose lives were forever changed by Madonna's iconic blonde ambition tour and its accompanying documentary, Truth or Dare. No longer swept up in the thrill of Madonna's inarguable power, some found life away from her influence emotionally devastating and near impossible to navigate. Strike a Pose movingly revisits the men after years apart and provides us with a chance to learn about the emotional truth behind the glamorous facade.

—Liza Domnitz
Female Director(s), Documentary, Music, New York, Female Screenwriter(s)
About the Director(s)
Strike a Pose is Ester Gould’s third feature film, and Reijer Zwaans first. Gould is a Scottish-born documentary filmmaker based in Amsterdam. Her previous doc, A Strange Love Affair with Ego received the IDFA Award for Best Dutch Documentary. Zwaan, is both a journalist and filmmaker for Dutch Public Television.

Film Info
Cast & Credits
  • Co-Producer:
    Ellen de Waele for Serendipity Films, NTR
  • Screenwriter:
    Ester Gould, Reijer Zwaan
  • Creative Producer:
    Thomas den Drijver
  • Editor:
    Dorith Vinken
  • Director:
    Ester Gould, Reijer Zwaan
  • Line Producer:
    Marjin Wigman
  • Sound Design:
    Marc Lizier
  • Colorist:
    Bart Verraest
  • Composer:
    Bart Westerlaken
  • Cast:
    Carlton Wilborn, Salim Gauwloos, Oliver Crumes III, Kevin Stea , Jose Gutierrez, Luis Camacho, Sue Trupin
  • Title Design:
    Sander Brouwer
  • Producer:
    Rosan Boersma, Sander Verdonk, Denis Wigman for CTM Docs. Ester Gould and Reijer Zwaan for The Other Room
  • Cinematographer:
    Reinout Steenhuizen

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    Thessa Mooij
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    New York, NY 10012
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    Phone: +972 3566 4129


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