Ready for another batch of Super Gabby screen shots?
The images below will introduce you to our fight choreographer and the antagonist characters in the film – these kids are the bullies that terrorize the neighborhood park and playground.
We found the boys, Jason Bradley II, William Lipton, Cruz Baltazar, Nic Garcia and Thomas Valencia along with the majority of the cast, through sfcasting.com and we saw the twins, Jazmine and Jocelyn Felipe, perform an awesome karate demo at an event. Producer Sandra Lopez approached the girls' parents and their father, John Felipe, turned out to be their instructor. We asked him if he would be interested in choreographing our fight scenes and he joined our team after reading the script. The cast trained under his instruction at his dojo, East Bay Karate-Do in Pittsburg, CA, and on location to learn their fight scenes.
Don't mess with Sensei John Felipe, our fight choreographer!
Jason Bradley II as "Monster"
Unfortunately we were not able to film scenes with Jason Bradley II. He portrays an important role in the film and we look forward to working with him and the rest of the cast to finish "Super Gabby" in the near future.
In the following sequence of images, Menace, Rascal, and the Dragon Twins Gina and Tina mess with Gabby's little sister, Camila.
As always, a reminder: the footage has not been color graded yet.
Cruz Baltazar as "Rascal" and William Lipton as "Menace."
Camille Werder as "Camila Espinoza"
Jazmine and Jocelyn Felipe as the "Dragon Twins," "Gina" and "Tina"
The jungle gym fortress is run by Monster, Menace and Rascal. The boys below guard it.
Thomas Valencia, as playground guard bully.
Nic Garcia, also as playground guard bully.
What a rambunctious, mean looking bunch, right? Enough to make me cross the street to avoid them! We had a good experience working with these professional and talented young kids. I want to thank the parents for their dedication to their kids and for their patience with us! The entire cast is committed and we definitely want to bring back everyone to finish the film.