World of Wonder‘s very own Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey‘; as well as Jordan Finnegan‘s film, When the Beat Drops premieres at Miami Film Festival this weekend.
Helmed by world-class director-choreographer Jamal Sims, When the Beat Drops immerses viewers in the growing culture of bucking—and if you’re unfamiliar with this hyper-athletic, wildly creative dance phenomenon, prepare to be electrified.
Watch as a dance crew in Atlanta do flash buck performances across the south.
There are bumps on the road—like a small-town Alabama Christmas parade that outraged spectators—but the story Sims so deftly tracks is ultimately one of triumph, artistry and togetherness.
Directed by Jamal Sims, the film follows Anthony Davis, Lynel “Napoleon” Goodwin, Dontavius “Flash Prodigy” Body, and Johnny Borders. Jamal Sims has worked on such films as Step Up All In, Step Up Revolution, Footloose, and the upcoming Aladdin film. He has also choreographed Miley Cyrus: Live at the O2, Madonna: Sticky & Sweet Tour, and The Teen Choice Awards.
When The Beat Drops is directed by Jamal Sim, produced by Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato and Jordan Finnegan. Music by David Benjamin Steinberg, cinematography by John Orphan. Edited by Felipe Linz.
The film premieres Sunday, March 11th at 6:30 pm at the Regal 17 in Miami.
Content via Miami Film Fest.