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DVC 2016 | The Fembots in “Ronin”

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WHAT IS THE DVC PROJECT?

The Dance Video Collection is a series of dance concept videos produced, directed, choreographed, and edited by Marc Generoso. Adapted from Marc’s competitive studio dance pieces from Vibrant Dance Studios (Nanaimo, BC) and Urban Dance Connection (Campbell River, BC) into cinematic short films, the collection consists of 10 independent dance films that merge dance, film, and narrative.

This project began in 2010 with 10 exclusive dance numbers from Vibrant Dance Studios and was later released in 2012.  The project was reprised in 2013 with a new set of dance pieces that were released in 2014.  This is the third and final installment of this unique experience.

In his graduating year in film school as well as his 13th and final year as a dedicated dance teacher and choreographer, Marc has amalgamated the art forms of film and dance to create long lasting memories of his experiences with these two supportive dance communities.

DVC 2016:

  1. Fembots in “Ronin” (January 2016)
  2. The Gooniez in “French Revolution Zombies” (January 2016)
  3. Emma King in “Haunted” (February 2016)
  4. Futuristic Tribe in “Monsters” (February 2016)
  5. Pandora’s Box in “Toy Magic” (March 2016)
  6. Jacksun Fryer in “Forrest Gump Jr.” (March 2016)
  7. FnA in “Elderly Escape” (April 2016)
  8. Anwar Ali in “Ali” (April 2016)
  9. Lost Boyz in “The Evolution of Soul” (May 2016)
  10. A/V Club in “The Making of Chi” (May 2016)

 

DVC 2016 | Fembots in “Ronin” (1 of 10)

SYNOPSIS | After their beloved Sensei had been murdered by a rival assassin, the Fembots set off on a quest for revenge.

STARRING | Lauren Welde, Kelsea Arbour, Jordyn Olafsen, and Grace Nicholas featuring Stewart Iguidez, Isabel Hanes, and Taylor Warner

TRIVIA

The shoot took a total of two days to complete. The Fembots used several locations in and around Campbell River, BC. The training sequences in the daytime weres shot behind Grace’s grocery store. The final fight scene and end credits were also shot in Grace’s property. And finally the beach scene was shot both on Saratoga Beach and underneath the Oyster River bridge.

Taylor Warner (credited as a dancer) was not in the actual film due to an injury. Marc had incorporated her in the ending credits anyway.

A Japanese consultant was enlisted to help with some of the authentic elements in the dance. Stew’s dialogue and the characters in the scroll are in authentic Japanese.

The concept is a nod to one of the first DVC films, Foot Clan “Ninjas”.

Stew played a heavy role during principal photography, from choreography, to consulting, and even applied his own make up for one of the days.