When I met JD, I was under the impression it would be a simple shot. Basically a simple act of running around while being chased. However, it seems that there was more than it meets the eye. I was doing a simple cop chasing thief across the road scene, where a car is supposed to go by after I dashed across the road. All was well in the first few takes.Then came this fateful take, where I checked the road was clear and dashed out onto the road.
Next thing I know, to my left, a car was speeding towards me. I knew for sure I was going to get hit but how was I to lessen the damage. Counting on my martial arts background for my quick thinking and reflexes, I decided to take the hit and slide under the car. It was nothing short of a miracle. I escaped unscathed except but a couple of cuts and bruises. In fact, I was able to run after that.
Working with JD was an enjoyable experience. He knew what he wanted and gave me the freedom to express myself. Also, he was pretty concerned when I got knocked down by the car. It isn’t everyday that you get to work with a good director. Getting knocked down by a car was an experience in itself too. Not exactly what I expected for being an action choreographer, but it’s this kind of experiences that make us grow as a person. Safety sure will be a concern to take note of in future.