Director: Ewan Waddell, Matthew Prichard
Choreographer: Mathew Prichard
Dancer: Mathew Prichard
Cinematography: Ewan Waddell
Music: Ed Myhill
Costume: Kat Collings
Editing: Mathew Prichard


Ewan Waddell is a writer and art director currently based in Berlin, Germany. The themes of his work explore individual experiences and reconciliation with the self, whilst his visual narratives are found in the harmony between contemporary and lo-fi processes. Ewan’s work has been featured by Pap Magazine, Cortex, TRIP Mag, Nylon Japan, Huck Magazine and he writes for Schön.


Fragmented Youth is a sensory-driven exploration into multi-layered nostalgia. Dancer Mathew Prichard and Director Ewan Waddell rediscover an old friendship whilst capturing a movement language Mathew developed to reconcile fading memories of his childhood disability of deafness. On the fringes of lonely towns whilst hitchhiking through Western Europe, the film depicts a world of eternal sunshine, conjuring idealised notions of youth. The eerie soundscape created by Ed Myhill pulls the audience into Mathew’s disorientating recollections of his early sensory existence.

Photos are stills from the film