We've been anxiously waiting for the release of the dance movie, High Strung. We checked in with the executive producer JoJami to get some more info on the movie and upcoming events.
First off, could you give us a brief synopsis of the movie?
RUBY ADAMS (Keenan Kampa) is a dancer from the Midwest on scholarship, living her first day in New York City. JOHNNIE BLACKWELL (Nicholas Galitzine) is a British musician, playing for money in the subway tunnels. Ruby’s world is classical and disciplined; Johnnie’s is improvisational and street smart. When a hip-hop battle gone wrong throws these two artists together, they immediately clash but can’t deny it when sparks begin to fly. Their lives quickly get entangled in the pitfalls that come with competing in New York City. With the help of a dynamic dance crew called The SwitchSteps, Ruby and Johnnie must find a way to save Ruby’s scholarship and keep Johnnie from being deported. In an action-packed extravaganza combining cutting edge hip-hop with contemporary and classical dance, the two must navigate their opposing worlds and prepare for a competition where winning or losing will change their lives forever.
How does High Strung differ from other dance movies?
High Strung is a mashup of classical and hip hop genres, mixing world class ballet with exhilarating hip hop dance and electrifying musician one-upmanship in a thrilling cinematic concoction of movement, sound and energy.
When is the release and where can it be seen?
It is releasing in April, 2016. (exact date to be announced soon!)
Any other special events coming up for the movie?
We are going on a National Tour with our HIGH STRUNG Tour bus. For upcoming dates go to: www.HighStrungTheMovie.com
1) Movie Guide Awards, our stars Jane Seymour and Nicholas Galitzine will be presenting. (Feb. 5 being taped, will air on REELZ TV February 22nd 7et/4pt)
2) Santa Barbara International Film Festival Official Selection, World Festival Premier (Sat. Feb. 6th at 8:20pm and Sunday Feb. 7th at 8:10am) www.sbiff.org
3) West Coast World Premier, Hollywood, CA, Tues. March 29th
4) East Coast World Premier, NYC, NY Monday, April 4th
5) Opens in Theaters April (exact date coming soon!!)