Akeem Pennicooke

Footwurk: The Legacy


Footwurk: The Legacy is a film based on Chicago’s underground dance culture. Footwork is a genre of electronic music and a dance style that originated in Chicago, Illinois in the 1980’s. Known for its fast-paced movements, uncensored lyrics, and intense battles, Footwork is an escape from Chicago violence. In the film Mikey, a former gang member redirects his energy into becoming one of Chicago’s finest Footworkers. Through Footwork, an outlet for Chicago’s impoverished community; Mikey inspires his friend JuJu to turn his life around in an unforeseen way. Footwurk: The Legacy follows the story of Mikey, JuJu and the gule wamkulu spirits that lead them.



Director, Producer, Writer: Akeem Pennicooke

Cast: Michael Johnson Devoureaux Wolf, Julius Grier, Devell Hamilton, James Cole, Cardell Paterson