I woke up today and was greeted to a world I never realized I needed, the world of Breakarate. One part break dancing and one part karate, you could argue Breakarate has it all! Check out the trailer for yourself
Synopsis: Adopted brothers Blake and Lance Thompson have been training in the ancient art of ‘Breakarate’ since long before they discovered their destiny to save the world. When they stumble across the hidden Chain of Beats in the basement of The Rec, they find themselves in the middle of a war. If the Medallion of Dopeness is joined with the Chain of Beats, it will unleash a power capable of destroying the world. Blake and Lance must work together to defeat a legion of Evil Butthead dance clans led by the villainous Neon Ninja and her Punkung-Fu army to keep the Chain of Beats safe… all the while looking fly as heck while doing it. Creators: Zak Stoltz, Clayton Baird & Patrick Cox; Director: Zak Stoltz; Executive Producers: Zac Locke, Adam Hendricks; Producers: Ryland Aldrich & David Harris; Writers: Clayton Baird & Patrick Cox; Cast: Trevor Logan, Brian Siregar, Miah Blake, Gichi Gamba, Nikki Tuazon, & Lily Rose Silver USA, 50m
- “Breakarate” is an 8-episode action series that will premiere on Tuesday, June 26th at 6:00 p.m. MT at SeriesFest in Denver, CO
- Gunpowder & Sky – the global content studio produced the series and the project is also co-produced with production company Divide/Conquer.
- Created by Zak Stoltz, Clayton Baird and Patrick Cox, Breakarate highlights a new dance-infused style of fighting with a 1980s flare.
- Breakarate is a colorful story with heart that is equal parts totally exciting and totally ridiculous. It’s incredibly fun and something kids and adults alike will love.
- The series is directed by up and coming filmmaker Zak Stoltz.
- Since director Zak Stoltz comes from a VFX background, the project used all authentic 80s VFX to really give that authentic period feel.
ABOUT GUNPOWDER & SKY
Gunpowder & Sky is an award-winning independent global studio, dedicated to creating, marketing and distributing video content unrestricted by form, genre or platform. Gunpowder & Sky collaborates with both emerging and established talent to generate premium video content ranging from 90-second to 90-minute stories on all platforms. With in-house development, production, marketing and distribution capabilities, the company operates as a full 360-studio and oversees a library of over 1500 titles.
In 2017, Gunpowder & Sky released numerous films and series, including The Little Hours, starring Aubrey Plaza, Alison Brie, Dave Franco, Kate Micucci, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Fred Armisen, Jemima Kirke and Nick Offerman which premiered to sold-out audiences in NY and LA, and nabbed the highest per screen average for its opening weekend. Gunpowder & Sky was also responsible for the Herbalife exposé documentary, Betting on Zero, which debuted as the number one documentary in the iTunes store, Ben Young’s Hounds of Love which won the Overlook Film Festival’s Jury and Audience Awards for Best Feature, and Spotify’s most viewed series Drawn & Recorded. In partnership with HBO and Blumhouse Productions, Gunpowder & Sky also released two horror films, Totem and Like, Share, Follow. Separately, the company also launched DUST, the first premium, digitally-distributed sci-fi brand showcasing thought-provoking visions of the future from both established and emerging filmmakers.
Most recently, the company premiered Brett Haley’s (I’ll See You In My Dreams, The Hero) Hearts Beat Loud, a touching ode to the bonding powers of music, which took home its debut weekend’s #1 per-screen average, and also premiered Summer of ’84, the latest thriller from award-winning directors RKSS. Simultaneously, Trevor Stevens’ directorial debut, Rock Steady Row also premiered and won narrative feature jury and audience awards at the Slamdance Film Festival.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, with offices in NY and London, Gunpowder & Sky was founded by Van Toffler, Floris Bauer and Otter Media, a joint venture of AT&T and The Chernin Group.
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Producers Adam Hendricks, John Lang, and Greg Gilreath founded the production company Divide/Conquer (pronounced “Divide and Conquer”) in 2013. They first focused on creating short-form content such as the short films “Pink Grapefruit” (2016 Sundance Film Festival premiere, 2016 SXSW Jury Award Winner for Best Narrative Short) & “Connected” (2017 Webby Winner for Best Drama Short), music videos for artists such as Rooney and Garfunkel & Oates, commercials for companies such as Ford and McDonalds, and branded content for brands like Warby Parker, Adidas+ESPN, and AXE.
After producing more than sixty projects, the team expanded into the long-form space and started producing virtual reality projects such as Hulu’s “Virtually Mike & Nora” and “Door No. 1,” documentary recreations, Netflix’s Emmy-nominated television special “Garfunkel & Oates: Trying to be Special,” and web series such as “High & Mighty” directed by Carlos Lopez Estrada (2018 Sundance Film Festival premiere).
Seasoned business-affairs exec Zac Locke joined the company in 2017 to help Divide/Conquer scale up production and expand its scope. The company has produced over a dozen feature films, most notably Magnolia’s’ “Lucky” starring Harry Dean Stanton (2017 SXSW Film Festival premiere), Netflix’s “Cam” (premiering at 2018 Fantasia Film Festival) and the upcoming “Adopt a Highway” starring Ethan Hawke.