Tempest Sinks “Battleship” - Saturday, May 19th, 2012
What do you get when you combine epic sea battles, Rihanna, and aliens? Battleship.
In the summer’s next big blockbuster, based on the classic Hasbro game, five Team Tempest freerunners work their stunt magic. In the film, an international fleet of ships comes across an alien armada while on a war games exercise and conflict ensues.
The action sequences throughout the film are incredible, and Tempest Teammates Gabe “JayWalker” Nunez, Victor “Showtime” Lopez, Dan “Shooter” Mast, Paul “Diddy” Darnell, and Rich “Dickie Boy” King literally blow it out of the water.
Keep an eye out for Showtime, Jaywalker, and Shooter in the trailer above during the explosion scene twoards the end, and get over to the theater to check out more of Tempest in action!
WATCH: The Tempest Family ‘Represent’ - Wednesday, April 11th, 2012
For the first time, the Tempest Family has released a new video: “Represent.”
The concept developed from the fact that freerunning worldwide is a collective movement, where everyone is bound with their freedom, passion and love for the art form.
In this spirit, we made a shout-out video to show our admiration and appreciation for all the teams out there who are making freerunning better through their blood, sweat and tears every day. In the video, 23 different teams are represented by a Tempest Teammate or a close friend. The list is below if you want to check out who was featured in this first video.
Don’t see your team’s shirt? Chad Bonanno, our Creative Director who edited this video, probably puts it best, “Even if your ‘flag’ was not featured in this video, it doesn’t mean we don’t have mad love for you. It just means we didn’t have one of your t-shirts.”
Director: Luci Romberg
Editor: Chad Bonanno
DP/Post: Chad Bonanno
2ND Camera: Wayne Dalglish
Camera Assist: Joey Wilson
Special Thanks to our friends and the teams they wore:
Heath Hensley (Trü Freedom Dealer)
Spider: The Pack (Miami, FL)
Nosole: Parkour Malaysia
Josh Hill: Urban Freeflow
Shane Daniels: SFPK
Diddy: Storm (UK)
Rich King: Tokyo Parkour
Dan Mast: Air Wipp (Sweden)
Victor Lopez: Tranquil Movement (CO)
DeVille Vannik: South Africa Parkour
Luci Steel: Apex Movement
Jesse La Flair: Parkour Brazil
Timmy Di Cecco: Aura (CO)
Alex Duong: Tru Hope
Natalie Strausser: APK
Levi Meeuwenberg: Philippines Parkour
Brent Steffensen: Airborn (UK)
Mclovin: Lost Boys (CA)
Cory DeMeyers: Team Traverse (TX)
Frosti: FreeZ (Switzerland)
Josh Yadon: Ape Connection (Austria)
Filip Mr. Bubbles Ljungberg from Air Wipp: Tempest
Gabe Nunez: Monos Urbanos (Mexico)
Colin Farrell, Jessica Biel Prep for Total Recall With Team Tempest - Tuesday, April 10th, 2012
“Now, this is the plan. Get your ass to Mars.”
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s famous 1990 flick, Total Recall, took us on a trip to mutant-filled Mars and had us questioning what was real. Now, leading man Colin Farrell, along with stars like Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel, will have us once again wondering what’s true in a remake launching August 3, 2012.
Our amazing teammate, Gabe “Jaywalker” Nunez, doubled Farrell in the film. He also helped prep and train Farrell and Biel for the action-packed flick. Click the photo above where Farrell rocks a Tempest t-shirt to see his thoughts on shooting Total Recall. You can also nab your own Tempest gear (We promise that if you wear the same shirt, you’ll look just as studly!).
Check out the trailer for Total Recall below, and make sure to mark your calendar for August 3!
Tempest Trains Hunger Games Star Jennifer Lawrence - Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
Set a reminder on your phone, because you already have plans March 23: The Hunger Games is coming.
Team Tempest is proud to have helped train Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss Everdeen) in the parkour skills necessary to survive in The Arena.
Visiting Tempest Freerunning Academy three times each week to prepare with Tempest Teammates Luci “Steel” Romberg, Gabe “Jaywalker” Nunez, and Victor “Showtime” Lopez, Lawrence constantly brought a killer attitude and work ethic. Our money’s on her to come out as the top Tribute!
Additionally, Showtime and Rich “Dickie Boy” King worked on The Hunger Games as stunt men. Filming for a week on set in North Carolina, both played townspeople who were hosed down with high-pressure water during a riot scene. Keep your eyes open!
Lawrence also trained for her fights and conditioned with the talented team at 87eleven Action Design.
It’s a New Year at Tempest - Tuesday, January 24th, 2012
Times they are a changin’ and Team Tempest is no different! We’ve been hard at work the past few months cooking up some exciting stuff for you, and 2012 is kickin’ off with a BANG! New movies, new trips, new stuff at Tempest Freerunning Academy…it’s all in the works. And, we’ll be updating this blog regularly (promise!).
To toast what’s to come, check out our first installment in our new series: Tempest Home Videos! Home Videos give you a sneak peek into the real lives of some of your favorite freerunners – from our travels to our work to just kickin’ it.
In this first episode, our bro Gabe “JayWalker” Nunez messes around Toronto and probably does some stunts on famous landmarks where he shouldn’t. He was up in T-Dot filming the remake of “Total Recall,” where he doubled Colin Farrell (told you we’ve got exciting stuff coming up!). Also, a shout out to the almighty Brad “Ledge” Martin for his mad shooting skills making this video.