Private Project

See the Man

Winner LIGHT MOVES FESTIVAL PRIZE FOR OUTSTANDING OVERALL WORK 2017

Official Selection Tempo Dokumentärfestival 2017
Nominated Best New Doc

Östersunds Fotbollsklubb is no ordinary soccer team. For the past four years players, technical team, administratives and directive have collaborated on a cultural initiative that has seen them performing in their own theatre piece, venturing into painting, and the publication of a book narrating their experiences as part of the club.

'See the Man' tracks the creation of their biggest project to date: a dance piece inspired by Swan Lake and choreographed by Maria Nilsson Waller. The film is a document of this process, narrated through the personal experiences and opinions of its protagonists. Focusing on the two weeks from OFK’s last match of the season (and its triumphant ascend to Swedish first division) to the public presentation of their Tchaikovsky-fuelled dance performance, 'See the Man' is a testament to bravery and a unique collision between arts and sports.

  • Jose Miguel Jimenez
    Director
    Medicated Milk
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Genres:
    sports, dance, football
  • Runtime:
    43 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 20, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    Ireland
  • Country of Filming:
    Sweden
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Light Moves Festival
    Limerick
    Ireland
    November 4, 2017
    PRIZE FOR OUTSTANDING OVERALL WORK
  • Tempo Documentary Festival
    Stockholm
    Sweden
    March 9, 2017
    International Premiere
    Nominated for Best New Doc Award
  • Stockholm Dansefilmfestival
    Stockholm
    Sweden
    December 10, 2016
    Work in Progress showing
Director Biography - Jose Miguel Jimenez

José Miguel Jiménez is an actor, director and filmmaker based in Dublin. He is a theatre graduate from Universidad de Chile and Trinity College Dublin. He is an associate artist to Project Arts Centre under the Catalyst scheme and also one third of the artist led initiative DRAFF Magazine.

José established The Company theatre company in 2008, with whom he directed Who is Fergus Kilpatrick? (Spirit of the Fringe Award 2009), As you are now so once were we, based on James Joyce’s Ulysses (Best Production Fringe 2010, Peacock Stage, Abbey Theatre 2011, subsequent tours to L.A. Portugal and Berlin). Other works include Politik and The Rest is Action, presented at Dublin Theatre Festival and Dublin Fringe Festival respectively, and toured to the Fast Forward Festival in Braunschweig, Germany on November 2013.

José has developed extensive work as a video designer, collaborating mainly with visual and dance artists in Dublin. These include Blanca with choreographer Maria Nilsson Waller, Elemental with Visual Artist Siobhan McDonald (screened at Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris), 3D Wabi-Sabi Soul (Dylan Tighe, Lighthouse Cinema) and Medicated Milk, a collaboration with choreographer Aine Stapleton based on the life of Lucia Joyce, screened at the Irish Film Institute. His new documentary film See the Man will premiere in 2017.

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