Beat Down Boogie – Teaser Shoot – Day 0 & 1

Day 0 – Thursday – November 13, 2008
Micah Moore and Blake Faucette (“Dogs of Chinatown”) flew myself and Emmanuel Manzanares and Shawn Bernal of Lazy Brown Productions out to North Carolina to shoot a teaser for their upcoming feature, “Beat Down Boogie.” We’re going to put our parkour / tricking / fighting skills to the test for Moore and crew with the hopes that All Aces can take this teaser to investors and raise some cash to make a funky hiphop-style heist/chase action film.

Day 1 – Friday – November 14, 2008
We started Day 1 by getting some breakfast at a swank cafe near Raleigh where the prices ended up underselling the decor. Upon entry Micah muttered, “Oh no, what’s this place gonna cost?” But it was so early that this was the only place open, and we weren’t willing to trek to the next town to find a more dingy place. And it was cheap. We ate some big breakfasts, talked shop, and went outside hoping to shoot in the foyer, but seeing that the management was out of office we had to ditch the idea.

At Micah’s place in Greensboro, Shawn passed out from a cold, and Manny and I played some Megaman 9 waiting to go to Green St. At the Green St. club, we did some acrobatic fighting near a stage, and upstairs we did a tiny bit of indoor parkour, followed by good ol’ fightin. Manny and I had never fought together, but nobody would’ve guessed it.

Dinner downtown after Shawn woke up, rested and less sickly. At the Green Borough we ate, and we went to the back of the restaurant to shoot a 2 on 1 between the LBP guys and myself. A few acrobatic kicks, group fighting, and a painful backfall was all we needed to call it a night.

Off to a storage facility to do some green screen shooting for titles and promo stuff. I was allowed to ditch the group to go meet up with someone while they finished up their shooting, and that was that!

[me in BDB]