House of Dreams

2006 | DOCUMENTARY

Film: House of Dreams: The Planet Funk Story

Director: Shawn Welling

Writer: Shawn Welling

Genre: Documentary

Status: Released

A multicultural dance studio, Planet Funk Academy, located in an upper-class Houston neighborhood, must fight a campaign to shut it down at City Hall. In the heart of the film, the fireworks are set off by real life confrontation between Dancers and City Council personnel in dramatic courtroom like settings. Amazing dance scenes, from hip-hop to ballroom are integrated throughout the film, as heartfelt stories from the dancers themselves vividly portray their struggles to prevail against overwhelming odds of cultural differences, powerful enemies and the city legal system itself.

AWARDS

Best Director Platinum Remi for "The House of Dreams" at WorldFest International FF, 2007

Best Director Gold Remi for "The House of Dreams" at WorldFest International FF, 2006