Video Essay: Paul Feig Loves Dancing

Paul Feig has some serious moves, and that infectious passion for getting down can be seen in all of his work.

Paul Feig is unquestionably one of the funniest men in Hollywood, the creator of Freaks and Geeks and the director of hit comedies such as Bridesmaids, Spy, The Heat and the recent reboot of Ghostbusters. In the past decade, his profile as a director has grown ever greater, so it’s easy to forget that he started out as an actor and performer. If you look back at his early roles, it’s quickly obvious that he has another passion: dancing. There is, of course, his spectacular dancefloor routine in Ski Patrol, but that’s just one of many examples of him or his actors busting a move for the cameras. In this video essay, we take a look back at how, over the course of his career, dancing has found its way into his work for both the big and small screens.

David R. L. is a young Spanish filmmaker. He is the director of the thriller Night of the Rat, which premiered at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in 2015 and won a number of awards in his home country. He is currently working on his second feature film and developing a miniseries for Spanish TV. He is also a passionate video essayist, collaborating with different entities in the U.S. and Europe.