Pulse: A Stomp Odyssey

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Pulse: A Stomp Odyssey
Directed by Luke Cresswell
Steve McNicholas
Produced by Don Kempf
Steve Kempf
Harriet Leve
James D. Stern
Cinematography Christophe Lanzenberg
James Neihouse
Edited by Luke Cresswell
Steve McNicholas
Distributed by Giant Screen Films
La Géode
Release date
  • October 17, 2002 (2002-10-17)
Running time
40 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$10,086,514

Pulse: A Stomp Odyssey is a 2002 American short documentary film inspired by the Theatrical Production Stomp . The film begins with the members of "Stomp" pounding out a beat from the windows and fire escapes from several floors of a rundown NYC apartment building (the multiples stories are seen to excellent effect on the giant vertical screen) and proceeds with brief segments, cut together with often clever segues, depicting the various international troupes performing in their own parts of the world. (Hollywood Reporter) Some featured performances include Brazil's Timbalada, South Africa's Bayeza Cultural Dancers and Les Percussions de Guinée.

Stomp was directed by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas. It was the first film to be produced and distributed by Walden Media. It won the 2004 Giant Screen Theater Association Film Achievement Award for Best Film and for Best Sound in 2003. The Motion Picture Sound Editors also nominated it for best Sound Editing in Special Venue Award in 2003.

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