“T.I.T. JAM 2014”
Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
NM: When I moved to Denver in 2007 and starting training parkour, filming came hand in hand with the training. I made fun videos with my friends showing our flips and antics as we explored Denver through the years. This allowed me to experiment a lot and find my style with filmmaking in a fun and creatively free environment. Fast forward to present day and I am making a living as a filmmaker full time and still trying to uphold the spirit of experimentation and fun through my personal projects and as much of my client work as possible. One of my favorite quotes that embodies my attitude towards filmmaking is, “You don’t stop playing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop playing.”
Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
NM: We are watching the 2014 event video from a parkour event in Colorado Springs that happens every summer. Its called T.I.T. JAM. T.I.T. Jam is a week long fundraising campaign to raise money and awareness for Breast Cancer. Tranquil Movement (my parkour team), National Breast Cancer Foundation and parkour practitioners from all over the globe join forces every July to perform, climb and flip their way to a cure. Whether you are a practitioner, business owner or simply want to show support, there are plenty of venues for all to enjoy.
Here are some numbers for the 2014 event:
Number Of Athletes: 120
Back Flips For Bucks: $1,650
Online Donations: $710
Merchandise Sales: $180
Revenue From Venues: $1,470
Total Donation: $4,010
Here is more info on the other years and the other year’s videos, click the “Previous Jams” tab on the page:
I plan on filming at this years event, July 23-August 1. Will be filming a web series this year for the event, lots of planning to do still. Looking forward to another great year with friends, over 100 international world class athletes, and raising money for breast cancer!
Q: What else are you working on?
NM: Currently myself and a business partner are working on releasing a few online video tutorial courses made for beginners to learn fun fitness through Ninja Warrior obstacles and parkour. That’s all I can say at the moment as its still in development, writing this on May 2nd. Keep an eye out for Ninja Warrior From Scratch coming May 20th! Very excited for this project.
Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
NM: My brain works in images and ideas more than characters and stories. I guess my personal style fits into the experimental genre and I’m excited to weave these ideas into longer, broader projects in the future.
Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
NM: To find out more and attend T.I.T. JAM 2016: http://www.tranquilmovement.com/tit-jam.html
Get immersed in the parkour culture and hear from a bunch of experts giving TED Talk style lectures!
Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
NM: Friggin love you guys. Group hug!
“T.I.T. JAM 2014” will be screening at the May 2016 Emerging Filmmaker’s Project at the Bug Theatre.