So about 2 months ago, I was approached by a company called FIT Engines who imports and distributes vehicle Engines within South Africa. They wanted some social media exposure and had a video in mind, they wanted me to recreate a scene taken from The Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift and add a Cape Town twist to it. See the original scene below.
This particular scene required a car park situated in a basement which Cavendish Square was more than happy to give us the venue and the scene was shot at the Kwik Fit premises within the shopping mall. Now, Im going to be honest, this task was daunting! Having no background in film, never studied cinematography, not even directing, I was so anxious to pull this off. Having to manage 60 people and film this was a tough task for me, probably my biggest skit in terms of people so I roped in 2 guys that I’ve worked with before Render Jockey Studios for the grading and VFX and Gersh-One for acting and managing the extras on set. Like i do with 99% of my skits, I directed and edited this one.
A week leading up to the shoot, I posted on my personal Facebook searching for people to feature in the parody and they came out in their numbers. Also, a post went out searching for a Vin Diesel look alike and within 2 hours, I found him. Dane Brand.
See the Fast & FIT Engines – Cape Town parody here.
To the extras, the people behind FIT Engines and my team, thank you for everything!
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