Fantasy - Development 2013

In order to survive the grim chaos and violence of the 1970’s Bronx, a teen graffiti writer must choose between two equally powerful forces - the brutal allure of the Bronx gangs, and the liberating culture of an emerging movement- Hip Hop.

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Fantasy, Crime, Drama
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Writer(s)
    • Kim-Long HUA-RUPP, Saurabh KIKANI
    • Producer(s)
    • Megha KADAKIA (Blue Velocity Productions), Samuel CHEUNG (Sasquatch Punches), Saurabh KIKANI (Sasquatch Punches)
    • Synopsis
    • The Bronx. The 1970’s. Fires rage. Gangs roam. Despair reigns.
      In this crumbling civilization, we meet Columbia – an angry teen trying to survive this world of predator and prey. After refusing to back down during a violent attack by a neighborhood gang, he impresses their charismatic gang leader, who takes him in. In this newfound brotherhood, Columbia finds strength and a sense of belonging as he embarks upon a path of violence and chaos. At the same time, he meets a reclusive, mysterious DJ who introduces him to a secret new underground world – the world of Hip Hop.
      Through Hip Hop, Columbia finds his capacity for love – love for this bold new art and culture; love for a girl – and unlocks his latent talent as a graffiti artist. Hip Hop, however, cannot provide the protection that the gang can. Torn between the power he finds within the gang and his secret life as an infamous graffiti writer, Columbia must choose between the seductive forces of destruction and the energy of creation that rages inside him.
      His choice will determine the battle for his life and reflect the soul of a city.
      A bold new telling of the early history of Hip Hop, BOOGIEDOWN is presented in the vein of CITY OF GOD mixed with the fantasy/genre elements of THE WARRIORS.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • May 01, 2013
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