Loreen's Gotta Boogie
In this current social and political climate, we could all use a positive reinforcement of unity, cultural and self acceptance. This film will take you on a relatable journey of self discovery while making you dance and reminisce on a decade that socially shaped the world we live in today.
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Inclusion StatementThis projects highlights a 1st generation Filipino woman in the 1970's who has a love for Dancing, Funk and Soul Music. It explores cultural varieties of "The American Dream". It will also showcase how dancing and music transcends racial and cultural barriers by bringing up all together to BOOGIE!
About The Project
It's 1978 in Los Angeles California and Loreen Bautista is in love with one thing, and one thing only: The Boogie! Ever since she was a young kid, Loreen has been mesmorized and captivated by soul and funk music. She spends all of her time, listening to new tunes, practicing steps with her best friend Loretta Gaines and watching her dance idols perform on Soul Train.
There's just one thing standing in the way of Loreen's Soul Train Dreams...
Loreen's parents are totally against her dreams of dancing on the big screen. They moved from the Phillipines to LA to give Loreen the life they never had. She is the first person in her family to attend college and they don't want her getting side tracked with pipe dreams of becoming a dancer.
Loreen loves her parents, but she doesn't fit in with their traditional cultural practices and she struggles with staying true to herself and finding her own identity.
After Loreen recieves the heartbreaking news that she has flunked out of school, her parents are fed up with her shenanigans and give her an ultimatum. She and her best friend Loretta stumble upon the dance audition of a lifetime and set out to make their dreams come true!
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About This Team
CHANTAL MAURICE/WRITER/PRODUCERChantal has been blessed to work in a variety of acting mediums including Theatre, Film, TV, Industrials and Commercials. In 2014, she made her Off-Broadway Debut in the NAACP Award Winning production of “The Girls of Summer”, written by Layon Gray. She has also been featured in several commercial campaigns including Burger King, Air Fast Tickets and Assurance Wireless.In 2015, she added writer and producer to her resume, after she co-wrote and co-produced an original 5 episode comedic series, The SeanTAL Show. In September 2016, The SeanTAL show was selected out of thousands of projects to film at the Short Film Showcase, presented by the SAG-Aftra Foundation.She has appeared on multiple television shows including: "Blue Bloods" on CBS, USA's “Mr. Robot”, TVLAND's “Younger” and TVONE's “Born Again Virgin”.She recently booked a role on a new Netflix show.Currently, she is working on a short film biopic titled, "Edge of Harmony" that follows the journey of Harmony Bessler, a troubled Jazz singer in the 1930s.Check out www.ChantalMaurice.com for updates and more information.Jowin Marie Batoon was born in the Philippines. She came to America at the age of five years old. Her childhood home and elemantary school are featured in Eddie Murphy's Coming to America. At an early age, she loved performing. She studied dance at six years old and continued trying out different kinds of extra-curricular activities. She has a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and taught it for many years. In high school, she realized she loved acting and story telling. She can be seen on NCIS: New Orleans, Law and Order: SVU, and Master of None. Currently, she is set to recur on a highly anticipated Netflix series.LOREEN/LEAD ACTRESS: Jowin Marie Batoon was born in the Philippines. She came to America at the age of five years old. Her childhood home and elemantary school are featured in Eddie Murphy's Coming to America. At an early age, she loved performing. She studied dance at six years old and continued trying out different kinds of extra-curricular activities. She has a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and taught it for many years. In high school, she realized she loved acting and story telling. She can be seen on NCIS: New Orleans, Law and Order: SVU, and Master of None. Currently, she is set to recur on a highly anticipated Netflix series.BOBBY YAN | Filmmaker | Director | VisualistA five time Emmy Award winner, Bobby Yan is a veteran of the television and music video industry having directed over one hundred music videos and commercials, working with some of the biggest music artists in the world. A graduate of NYU, Bobby received a Masters in Digital Design & Animation.
Born and raised in New York City, Bobby represents a new generation of diverse filmmakers that are taking the lead in creativity and talent. An avid video gamer and lover of comic book culture, Bobby fuses pop culture influences with Hip Hop culture in creating rich cinematic lush visuals, along with eye popping fantastical worlds. His love of music along with knowledge and study of classic cinema combine together to create his unique eye and style.
As a storyteller, Bobby is committed to creating and writing work that explores the human connection and emotions that bonds us all, creating meaningful and entertaining work that opens hearts and minds. Marz is his first narrative project that is being pitched as a series. He is currently working on his next feature script, an amazing Asian American coming of age story that explores inter-cultural boundaries and relationships fused with music and comedy.