Put the pedal to the metal and I’m off and never getting lost

Every time I hear this song I think of the short film that James made with Jeff Ong (Aro) as an intro for the Leo Awards: Bam: Late for the Leos. I may be biased but I haven’t seen a more entertaining short film. It’s chock full of homages to action films and TV shows.

Are you up to some challenges?

1. Between us all I think we can name the homages. Watch the video and share your thoughts via the comments of this blog.

2. How many of these things did you spot:

James has a drawing of himself fighting Bruce Lee, as well as a photo of he, Sly Stallone and Mickey Rourke. Bam’s Lock screen is Hello Kitty. He has a Brazilian Wax scheduled. He has Halo scheduled as well as a rehearsal for Lasky (a Halo 4 character) – this was filmed at a time that his participation in the Halo 4 Web Series wasn’t publicly known. He’s wearing a Muhammad Ali robe that was a birthday gift from the awesome Gillian who manages the Stunts Canada office.

Watch out for a cameo by James’ gorgeous dog Luna (Luna the Wonder Dog) – she’s a natural.

Bam: Late for the Leos from jeffong on Vimeo.

Here’s a few of my guesstimates:

1:00 – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – James rushes off to change, looks back to the camera, tilts his head and closes the door.

1:48 – Enter the Dragon – James looks at the young stunt guys with their resumes and does the finger wave.

4:00 Terminator 2 – James does the Robert Patrick run

4:20 Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – James does the Ferris head tilt & nod before driving off

5:32 Batman – The POW!

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