52 days after sitting down for the first pre-production meeting on the branded short for Beat the Streets Los Angeles (BTSLA) we wrapped filming yesterday.
The project Move Your Feet is a short about an adolescent girl, played by Beat the Streets LA youth wrestler Mercedes Rodriguez, whose life is transcended by the sport of wrestling.
As Creative Director for BTSLA, I had the honor of writing the screenplay for our non-profit org and produce the short. The story is inspired by BTSLA’s mission to cultivate youth development in Los Angeles communities through quality wrestling programs.
The production was led by veteran director Shawn Frederick and his fantastic crew who consisted of Richard Wright (Director of Photography, Tyler Swain (Camera Operator), Dave Nagel (Camera Operator), Sean Lampon (Sound Recordist), Cal Bingham (Digitech/Script Supervisor), and Cole Bingham (PA/Grip).
The eight week whirlwind experience was for me both rewarding as much as it was a learning experience. To witness so many creatives and communities come together for one purpose was inspiring.
Stay tuned for more details including advertisements and a release date which is slated for sometime around the holidays.