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.