ON THE FILM SET: STOMP THE YARD

I had the chance to work on the upcoming film "STOMP THE YARD".  It stars Meagan Goode, R&B crooner Ne-Yo, Columbus Short, Chris Brown, April Clark, Brian White and other Hollywood stars.  I was able to see them on the set and mingle with them during the down time.  I played one of the two waitresses at the fictional Hip-hop club "Phoenix", which was actually shot inside of Club Eleven50 here in Atlanta.  We watched as the "Rep Your City" dancers performed, and played a later scene from another day as the two fraternities battled it out with their amazing dancing.  These routines were created by the incredible Choreographer Dave Scott ("You Got Served").   The last day of shooting for me was an overnight shoot outside of Morris Brown College.  They set up the exterior of one of the sides of a church on campus to represent the parking lot outside of the Club.  They brought in antique and tricked out cars to decorate the lot, and even a flaming Harley!  And though it was absoultely freezing outside, depsite the crazy conditions, we had a great time and I got to meet a lot of cool people.  We had many opportunities to chat because we would jump in one another's cars in between set-ups to warm up!  Ha ha.  We worked about 12-13 hours each day, but despite the long hours of sitting around and waiting in between scenes, the time spent on set was a blast!  It was a great time.

Look for the movie to come out early next year! Hopefully you will see me in the picture!

Here is the Film synopsis:
After the death of his younger brother, a troubled 19-year-old street dancer from the gang-infested streets of Los Angeles is able to bypass juvenile hall by enrolling in the historically black "Truth University" in Atlanta, Georgia. But his efforts to get an education and woo the girl he likes are sidelined when he is courted by the top two campus fraternities, both of which want and need his fierce street-style dance moves to win the highly coveted national step show competition. The movie is set in the world of "fraternity stepping," a popular activity among black colleges. 

Sony Screen Gems Pictures & Rainforest Films (the makers of The Gospel) collaborated for the movie "STOMP THE YARD".  Directed by Sylvain White. 

"STOMP THE YARD" MOVIE TRAILER


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