Worth Watching - June 20: B-Boy Doc 'Turn It Loose' Trailer
We've seen plenty of breakdancing and b-boys in movies and even a few b-boy documentaries before (like Planet B-Boy and Inside the Circle), but we haven't ever seen anything like this. Turn It Loose is a new documentary about the world’s greatest breakdancing b-boys. It follows six international b-boys as they compete at an old power station in the heart of South Africa. As the director explains: "I tried to make it really about what’s going on right now, make it as it is today around the world, and leave the preconceptions that people have about breakdancing out of the film." This looks like it could be great, so give it a shot!
Watch the trailer for Alastair Siddons' Turn It Loose:
As seen at the end, they used a Matrix-like rig for a 25 second time slide shot during the competition.
Back in 2007, 16 of the world's best b-boys battled in a disused power station in the heart of Soweto, South Africa, to determine who would be the next world champion. Turn It Loose is about this competition.
Turn It Loose is directed by first-time filmmaker Alastair Siddons, who has been directing music videos up until this point, including The Streets video for MTV. The film is premiering at the Edinburgh Film Festival and also played at the Istanbul and Dublin Film Festivals. Turn It Loose is currently looking for a film distributor in the US. Alastair hopes it will be in theaters by the end of this year. Stay tuned for updates!