With compelling characters and vibrant dance sequences, PLANET B-BOY is set in the International world of B-boying - the urban dance more commonly known as “breakdancing.” Weaving between the vivid backdrops of Osaka, Paris, Seoul and Las Vegas, unforgettable images frame the intimate stories of dancers who struggle for their dreams despite being misunderstood by larger society and even by their own families. PLANET B-BOY features electrifying dance performances and astonishing displays of power and grace, showing how a street dance from New York has evolved into an inspiring art form for a new generation around the world.
Benson Lee is an award-winning Korean-American filmmaker whose work has been theatrically distributed worldwide, and aired on Hbo, Cinemax and the Sundance Channel. His first feature, MISS MONDAY, filmed in London and premiered in the feature competition at the Sundance Film Festival where it received the Special Jury Prize for Best Actor. Benson also co-produced the documentary BLACK PICKET FENCE which received the Jury Award at the Full Frame Film Festival and was released by Seventh Art Releasing. PLANET B-BOY is his first documentary as a director.