When I got wind that Epic Picture, the parent company of Dread Central Presents, would be shopping a “dance thriller” at Cannes this May, my curiosity was peaked. It wasn’t just the company’s affiliation to Dread Central, it was the term “dance thriller”. Like, seriously, WTF does that even mean? After watching the trailer for We Are the Heat below, however, I’m actually excited for what looks like a powerful mix of urban culture and gritty, gangster life.
Official Synopsis: In Buenaventura-Colombia, a kingdom of violence, corruption and drug trafficking, Harvey and his three urban dancer’s friends are doomed to a life of poverty and uncertainty. While attempting to escape their hard reality they’ll have to choose between violence or dance, bullets or rhymes.
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“We are the Heat” stars Duván Arizala, José Luis Paz, Miguel Angel Micolta, Manuel Riascos, Heidy Mina, and Julio Valencia, all of them street dancers from the Pacific Colombian coast.
[We Are the Heat] was filmed in the massive port city of Buenaventura, one of the country’s poorest cities and a hub of violence and drug trafficking. A group of disenchanted youth, former local urban dance champions, struggle to survive and escape the harsh realities of life in this dangerous city. When an Urban Dance championship is announced at the city, they jump at the chance to regain their past glory and self-esteem. As the championship progresses, they’ll have to choose between violence or dance, bullets or rhymes.
No release date yet, but we’ll keep you posted as details emerge. Stay tuned!