The first episode of Prison Dancer has been released. Meet the inmates of MMDC as “Memehunter” pop journalist Matt Wells investigates the Philippine prison where a Youtube phenomenon began. We get introduced to all the characters as we embark on a musical journey into their world. Learn more of the background stories of Lola, Shakespeare, Hookaps, and Christian and what inspires them to dance.
Prison Dancer Episode 1
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Prison Dancer is the story of 6 Filipino prisoners whose lives are forever changed by the dancing rehabilitation program that became a worldwide viral sensation on Youtube. Using surveillance footage, interviews with inmates inside the prison, and good old fashioned investigative journalism, pop culture journalist Matt Wells uncovers the personal, poignant, hilarious and universal stories of 6 prison dancers whose group dancing turned a maximum security jailhouse into a world stage.
Behind the prison walls, we meet inmates Ruperto Poblador aka LOLA (who along with his gay minions OO OO and NANA, choreographs the first prison dance routines), HOOKAPS, (the prison hustler), SHAKESPEARE (the prison’s resident poet) and CHRISTIAN, (the prison’s newest inmate) and discovers a tale of life, death, dreams, fears and ultimately, redemption.