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


Mathew Prichard is a multi-disciplinary artist, currently based in Luzern, Switzerland. He is a contemporary dancer and a freelance photographer. Mathew is influenced by the physicality of bodies in motion, exploring the expression of the human form.
Mathew has been featured by numerous magazines including; Vogue Italia, WÜL Magazine, Pap Magazine and TRIP Mag. In 2018, Mathew self-published his debut book, ‘Malnourished by Overindulgence’, compiling poetry and photography. His work was selected for the ‘FORMAT19’ International Photography Festival in 2019.
Mathew has worked as a dancer with companies including; Rambert Dance Company, National Dance Company Wales, The Royal Opera and Marcat Dance, whilst he is currently a company dancer with Tanz Luzerner Theater.


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