That’s right, May 9 is the first day of shooting on Derek’s first movie! To commemorate this momentous occasion, I put out a call on my personal twitter last night for help in compiling as much info as possible. I’ve been so busy that I needed help. So Dee (@upclose), Dona (@donamadrina), Will and Elmari (@elmari) came through in a big way – thanks guys!!
You wanna know what Cobu means? Where it originated as a performance group? Well, check out the website! Here is an excerpt from their “About Us” Page:
Cobu, based in New York City, was created as a Live Rhythm Performing Arts Group in 2000.
Yako Miyamoto, the founder of Cobu is a current member of the off broadway-hit STOMP.
Cobu combines elements of the Japanese traditional Taiko drumming with rhythmic Tap dancing.
The extremely positive impact of the performance has received rave reviews from The New York
Times and The Chicago Sun Times. and has touched audiences through major festivals in
Boston and Chicago.
“Dance Like Drumming, Drum Like Dancing”
All movies get an IMDB page that tracks their progress and gives details on the stars and the production. This page will be important later, when the movie is released, because you will be able to rate the movie – and we know how to vote, don’t we ya’ll?? IMDB-Cobu 3D
The New York Times also has a Cobu 3D page, which I find oddly exciting for some reason. NYT-Cobu 3D
As most of you know by now, Derek’s leading lady is the lovely BoA who is a major Korean Pop star. If you want to visit the PDH equivalent for BoA, it is located at BoAjjang.com. There are also fan forums attached to the site where Elmari has been chatting with BoA fans about Derek. I will include the link here but I would ask (beg?) you all to represent Derek well. Act how you would want visitors to this web site to act. It is a BoA fansite and as a result she is the main topic and they feel about her the way we feel about Derek. Please keep that in mind.
Wesley Jonathan has been cast as Nick and is another well established actor that you may recognize. Also very handsome.
So You Think You Can Dance fans will recognize Allison Holker; she was recently cast in Cobu 3D as Gina. She’s been in Toronto for a week or so.
Michael Mando is the most recently added cast member, also of a fairly long resume. No idea right now what part he’s playing, other than his character’s name is Rapheal, but he looks pretty tough. Check out this video of a demo reel from IMDB.