By Jack Barnes
Bruce!!!! creators bring Crashdance to Sundance Film Festival and Slamdance! Flipping the script on not being officially selected to screen at the festivals, the filmmakers decided to pack up in a sprinter van with a 32″ TV and sound system and bring the film to the people, hosting pop up and digital screenings throughout the fest. The film will be showcased in their Bruce!!!! themed van as it takes festival goers to and from events during Sundance. The team will distribute a secret link to watch the film, which will be available to view between 8pm-2am UTC from January 18th-25th. Enjoy this video stream below after the jump.
The film is already getting some buzz. It was an official selection at the Urbanworld Film Festival, selling out the biggest theater at AMC in Times Square. It also won the Grand Jury Prize at The American Black Film Festival, the Nation’s largest gathering of black film and television enthusiasts.
Director and star, Eden Marryshow got the inspiration for Crashdance from growing up in New York City: “Growing up in NY all I saw were Street Marketing Teams for Hip Hop and R&B labels doing the most amazing things to shine light on their music. Bad Boy Records is one that just stood out. Before I heard one bar from Craig Mack I saw those Bad Boy logos everywhere in every way. Always wondering what the hell is Bad Boy. So, this is my version, me paying respect to those that came before me, and bringing some of that energy and applying it to the film.”
About the Film: BRUCE!!!! directed by Eden Marryshow is a present day comedic feature in the spirit of the 80s and 90s films he and his writing partner Jesse Wakeman grew up watching. Bruce is a man who is trying to live his “best” life in all the wrong ways. The film was created to explore the side of those who refuse to take responsibility for the choices they make and must suffer the consequences. It’s a coming of age story about a man that’s probably too old to come of age.
A Pope III Enterprises and Dream Big, Go Hard! Production, BRUCE!!!! is an independent production. This film had a production micro-budget of less than five thousand dollars and a post-production budget less than one hundred thousand dollars. The shooting took 24 days in total in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
About the Director: Eden Marryshow is a native of Flatbush, Brooklyn. For over a decade, Eden served NYC’s Department of Education where he taught special needs children with patience and compassion. Eden embraced his position as a father figure and role model to some of NYC’s most marginalized youth. He felt his most important responsibility was share his Big Dream with his students, to encourage them to Dream Big, no matter how silly it sounds… and of course: to say it out loud.
Some of Eden’s acting credits include: Jessica Jones (Netflix), The Normal Heart (HBO), Full Circle (ABFF), First Dates (ABFF), White Girl (Sundance Film Festival), Tallulah (Sundance Film Festival), The Black List (NBC), Forever (ABC), Nurse Jackie (ShowTime), Unforgettable (CBS), Secret, and Bodega.
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