Friday, May 13, 2011

eOne Films: Robert Adetuyi's Beat the World Blends Hip Hop & Parkour

eOne Films presents
A Film By Robert Adetuyi

Toronto exclusive engagement
AMC Yonge and Dundas
Opens Friday, May 13, 2011

Inner City Films and Telefilm Canada in association with FIDEC present the first dance movie to blend hip-hop and parkour (free running).

Beat The World features some of the most innovative and exciting hip-hop dancers and musical artists working today.

Filled with heart pumping moves and a sexy hip-hop soundtrack, Beat The World follows three dance crews from around the world, as they prepare to do battle at the Beat The World competition held in Detroit.

Fusion is the dance crew that comes from the streets of Windsor, a city that sits across the bridge from Detroit. With the competition being held so close to Fusion’s backyard, the crew’s leader, Yuson (Tyrone Brown), is determined to win. With the help of Justin (Chase Armitage), he invents a fresh dance style that mashes hip-hop and parkour. In a final showdown to become world champions and win $100,000 prize the three crews take on the world’s best. When they finally face off with one another, lifelong hopes, dreams, and even lives are at stake.

Cast includes fast-rising stars Tyrone Brown, Mishael Morgan, Christian Loclair, Lil’ Steph, Shane Pollard, Lil’ C, and Kristy Flores, among others.

The film features choreography by the USA’s Sho-Tyme, Brazil’s Pink Ladies, Germany’s world-title dance crew, The Flying Steps, and Japanese sensation the Gogo Brothers. The phenomenal parkour talents of Chase Armitage and Nathan Barris from the UK’s 3Run Media are on show.

Canadian director Robert Adetuyi made his debut with the gritty drama Turn It Up, starring Pras, Ja Rule and Jason Statham. His other writing credits include Stomp The Yard and Code Name: The Cleaner.

Running time: 91 minutes

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