Rope A Dope 2 has wrapped production in Oakland, CA at the Victory Warehouse. It was a grueling 6-day shoot for everyone. Three 10-12 hour long days were dedicated to fight scenes, one day being a complete reshoot, a training montage had to be completely reshot due to a continuity error, and our Red Epic was forcibly taken from us at gunpoint in Oakland. It was a war, but war is for fighters. The rest teach theory.

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Photo by co-director Pete Lee. Dennis and I just finished multiple takes of a jack-sweep with a front tiger fall. Once Pete and producer Clayton Barber yelled “It’s a wrap!” our bodies gave out and we buckled over in pain, Dennis with a busted hamstring, me with sudden muscle cramps in both legs and my stomach.

Will post screencaps and all kinds of updates as I edit this beast.

I’ll be attending the Sundial Film Festival on March 8 @ 7pm in my hometown of Redding, CA at the Cascade Theater to show Rope A Dope. I’d love to see readers of the blog attend (or anyone for that matter), so make sure you buy your tickets at http://www.sundialfilmfestival.com/ in February. Prices are cheap! Come see it with a crowd – it’s even better that way. See ya there!

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