You can’t escape what you are!
B-Boy Synopsis
B-Boy Character descriptions
The Producers
  • Neal Rodil (Xingu) (Actor/Producer/Writer/Creator)
  • Joshua A. Krause (Producer)
  • Dixon Troyer (Director/Writer)
  • Lee Thompson Young (Actor)
  • Betty McCormick Aggas (Producer)
    Budget and Gross of other Urban Films
  • B-Boy Synopsis
    In a dark, New York City alley, we find Sean Williams, 20-something, African American, running in hot pursuit of Cricket, who stole Sean’s black duffel bag from a break dancing cypher. Throughout the chase cricket looks desperate and scared while Sean is determined. This is typical of Sean, having grown up in and out of foster homes; he learned early on how to fend for himself. As Sean catches up with Cricket, he grabs Cricket’s sweatshirt and pulls him back violently. Then Sean lays into him, maybe a little too much, beating him to the ground. A police siren rings and Sean, realizing his situation, raises his hands in the air.

    A lenient judge offers Sean a punishment alternative to jail time. Sean is mandated by the judge to leave New York and start over in a new city. In addition he receives probation and 200 hours of community service. Relieved at the lightness of his sentence, Sean leaves for Los Angeles, returning to the city of his youth, before his mom died. Sean arrives in Los Angeles, spends the night at the bus stop, and heads over to see his probation officer, Eric, the next morning. Eric truly cares for his cases, and tries to establish trust with Sean and make him feel at home by helping him find an apartment. For the next couple days Sean acclimates himself to the area, finding a job at a mini-mart and beginning his community service at the dump.

    In the mean time Sean finds a flyer for a break-dancing competition at a nearby club and decides to check out the break dancing scene in LA. Within minutes of dancing in a cipher, another break dancer provokes Sean into a fight. Despite his effort to make a new beginning, Sean takes on this break dancer and a couple of bouncers. But when a friend from his youth, C1, spots Sean in trouble, he calls off the bouncers. C1 has an air of authority about him and appears to be somewhat of a VIP in the club. C1 introduces Sean to his pals, Repete, Souldier, and Julie, who Sean is instantly attracted to. In no time, they are friends. Overtime, Sean and Julie become closer, and Sean learns that C1 and Julie were once together. Although they are more distant now than ever, C1 still believes Julie is “his” girl, even though he chases every other girl that pops up in the club. Just as Sean and Julie secretly spend more and more time together, C1 and Sean also become tighter. Sean becomes increasingly curious about C1’s status in the club and wonders where he gets all his money from. Sean feels bad C1 offers to pay for everything but Sean knows he isn’t making enough money at the mini mart to pay for anything.

    Sean, intent on turning his life around, continues working at the mini-mart and meeting with his probation officer, Eric. But then C1 decides to show Sean what is actually going on at the club and how he makes all his money. Sean is surprised to learn that C1 makes all his money from winning underground fights held at the club. Although Sean wants to stay clean, he is eager for a shot at making that kind of money, so he decides to meet with the boss to set up his first match. Meanwhile, Eric offers Sean the chance to teach foster kids break dancing for community service instead of working at the dump. Sean is caught now more than ever between right and wrong, but when Julie finds out Sean decided to fight at the club she immediately confronts him. Julie tries to tell him that the money isn’t worth the sacrifice you make when you fight every week. She tries to tell him that it will make him a different person, just like C1.

    Meanwhile Sean and Eric are becoming better friends. Eric surprises Sean by coming over with his girlfriend, Summer, to celebrate Sean’s birthday. Sean, not having celebrated a birthday in many, many years, is completely floored by Eric’s gesture.

    Sean, a natural brawler, wins his first fight and many after, making $700 a fight. As Sean continues to win, C1 secretly becomes jealous of Sean’s success, feeling that he isn’t the only top dog anymore, and Julie is frustrated as she watches Sean get sucked in to his sudden popularity. One night, Sean takes Julie out to a fancy dinner, to show her the benefits of him making money when she throws him for a loop, and tells him that she’s pregnant. Without hesitation, Sean suggests they get married because he doesn’t want his child growing up without a family. Up to this point, their relationship has been a secret to C1 and instead of deciding to tell him, they make up their minds to leave Los Angeles, but Sean insists that he do one more fight before they leave.

    Later that night Sean visits the club to get his money from his boss, Mr. Smith. However, Mr. Smith is suspicious that Sean has told his probation officer about the underground fights, and he shows Sean pictures of him and Eric together. Mr. Smith tells Sean that if he wants to get his money, then he has to prove his loyalty by collecting on a debt someone owes him, and threatens to hurt Julie if Sean doesn’t follow up. Sean is pissed but does what Mr. Smith asks. Moments after Sean walks out of Mr. Smith’s office, C1 walks in. Mr. Smith begins by telling C1 that Sean talked to the police and when C1 doesn’t believe him, Mr. Smith shows C1 pictures of Sean and Julie together and C1 is enraged.

    In the meantime, Sean has hustled his way to Julie’s apartment to tell her that they are going to leave Los Angeles that night. He gives her several twenty dollar bills and tells her to meet him at the bus station with her stuff. Although Julie is scared and confused, she agrees. By now, C1 has driven to Julie’s apartment and seen Sean and Julie engage in a passionate kiss. Sean leaves to take care of his business for Mr. Smith, but C1 follows Julie to the bus stop. Sean meets a wheelchair-ridden man named Fish who attempts to shoot Sean when Sean tries to get him to pay his debt. Sean is able to disarm the man, but in a rage, Sean beats him over the head with the butt of the gun until he does not move. Aware that he might’ve killed the man, Sean searches for the money, which he finds in a fanny pack taped to the man’s wheelchair, cleans off the gun and leaves the apartment. Julie reaches the bus stop only to find that Sean isn’t there yet, but as she waits, she is startled to see C1 appear at the bus stop. Julie tries not to let on, but C1 resorts to physically beating the truth out of Julie, consequently he also finds out that Julie is pregnant, and at hearing this C1 beats her even more viciously. Meanwhile Sean finishes his business with Fish and rides over to the bus stop, but when Sean arrives Julie is being taken away by the ambulance. Sean, believing that Mr. Smith was the cause of Julie’s beating, is enraged at having possibly lost the woman he loved who was also carrying his baby.

    Eric meets Sean at the bus stop and together they go to the hospital. But when they arrive Sean finds Julie has already died from brain trauma and internal bleeding. Eric and the other detectives let Sean go; believing that wherever he goes from this hospital will lead them straight to a suspect. Sean heads straight over to the club. When Sean finds C1 in the hallway preparing for a fight, he tells C1 that Julie is dead. C1 already enraged, is shocked to find out that she’s dead, but without remorse C1 tells Sean that Mr. Smith didn’t kill her, he, himself, killed her when he found they were together and that it's Sean fault for the outcome of Julie's death. The bouncers push Sean into Mr. Smith’s office where Sean gives Mr. Smith his money and secretly plans to fight and kill C1 in a match that night.

    Just as Sean enters the circle to fight C1, the detectives enter the club, search the area, and find the exit door that leads to the basement and fighting arena. Sean and C1 engage in a brutal, intense fight, but towards the end Sean has made ground on C1 and has him in a choke hold, ready to go for the kill. The detectives enter the fighting arena, and Eric, assessing the situation, steps to Sean’s side, telling him to do the right thing. Afraid Sean will go over the edge, Eric handcuffs Sean. C1, seeing his only opportunity pulls a knife from his shoe and shoves it into Sean’s back. Eric reacts and shoots C-1 instantly killing him. Eric is holding Sean while the other detectives try to help.

    The next scene we see, the foster kids Sean has been teaching to break dance are showing off their moves, and Sean is watching, happy to be a good influence to younger kids who remind him of himself.
    B-Boy Character descriptions
    SEAN JORDAN: Early 20’s, Black. After his mother died when he was 10, Sean was forced to move to New York, where he grew up in the foster home system. Now in 1987, after getting into trouble, a judge gives Sean a second chance, but to start over somewhere else. Sean moves to Los Angeles where he is a fish-out-of-water. Being a breakdancer, he finds his way to the local Breakdancing scene where he is befriended by C-1, a flashy breakdancer with a dark side. Sean quickly ends up in the middle of an underground fighting scene in which he has to battle literally and figuratively for his life.

    ERIC GONZALES: 30’s, Hispanic. Sean’s probation officer in Los Angeles. Eric has a liberal point of view when dealing with his probation subjects. He is very passionate about his work, looking for the good in people to bring that out, almost to a point of being obsessive compulsive. Eric, seeing the good in Sean quickly forms a relationship with him.

    C-1: Early 20’s, Filipino. A flashy breakdancer with a dark side. He was a friend of Sean’s from grade school before he moved to New York. Meeting at a breakdancing club, he and Sean rekindle their friendship. But C-1’s dark side leads Sean down the path of an underground fighting scene.

    JULIE: Early 20’s,. She becomes Sean’s love interest. Julie is the ex-girlfriend of C-1, and still travels in his pack. She wants to desperately change her lifestyle of having C-1 pay her way, which she is dependant upon. Julie and Sean keep their relationship hidden from C-1 in fear of what he may do if he finds out.

    MR. SMITH: Owner of the club that has the breakdancing upstairs, and the underground fighting downstairs. He is a no nonsense businessman, with a knack of manipulation when he wants to get his way.

    SOULDIER: Early 20’s, Black, chubby. He is part of C-1’s entourage. His real name is Marcus. He is a self- proclaimed artist, consisting of being a tagger, or graffiti artist. He wants to be called Souldier because he claims to be a soldier of the soul.

    REPETE: Early 20’s, White. He is a part of C-1’s entourage. His real name is Pete, but due to the fact that he repeats everything, thus coining his name.

    SUMMER: Eric’s girlfriend. She is the grounding center of Eric.
    The Producers
    Neal Rodil (Xingu)
    In the past eight years that Neal has been living in Los Angeles, he has been a part of numerous films, plays, TV shows and commercials. Most recently, he is producing a show for MTV and he helped out on the set of Aeon Flux teaching Charlize Theron martial arts and various acrobatic movements. Furthermore, Neal is in a Jack in the Box commercial that currently airing. As for television shows, Neal also starred in Zuckerman’s Absolutely True TV show.

    Neal Rodil also possesses a unique talent through the martial art, Capoeira, that he has been studying for 16 years. He brought his acrobatic and agile combative movements to the screen where he has thus been displayed doing Capoeira in magazines, the front of movie covers, newspaper articles, and many music videos. Also, he has taught Capoeira to many actors, directors, and producers such as Lee Thompson Young, Bill Bellamy, Saul Williams, and many more.

    Neal first discovered his love for acting in 1996 when he first moved to Los Angeles and immediately landed two commercials, an agent, and a manager. Now Neal, in addition to acting, is getting involved in producing and writing in his effort to create his original story, B-Boy.
    Joshua A. Krause
    Joshua A. Krause is cultured producer. His career began as an intern for QD3 Entertainment in the fall of 2002. Working under Quincy “QD3“ Jones III and Academy Award Nominated Director Peter Spirer, Josh quickly learned the ropes – he worked from the bottom up – from Intern to PA to Assistant Editor until he got his break at producing the feature documentary, THE MC: Why We Do It starring Kanye West in 2004. Since, he’s produced the follow up to THE MC, The Art of 16 Bars, line produced , Black and Blue – Legend of the Hip Hop Cop and recently completed production on the highly anticipated, BEEF III starring rappers The Game, 50 Cent, Nelly and Snoop Dogg among others.
    Dixon Troyer
    Dixon Troyer has worked in the entertainment industry as a producer, director, writer, as well as on-air talent. Dixon is currently directing and producing the docu-soap “Holy Journey” for Warner Brothers and A & E Television. Prior to that he was a supervising producing to the high rated show “Trading Spouses” for Fox, and worked as a director and producer on the television shows “Big Fat Obnoxious Fiancé,” “Classmates,” “In The Moment,” “NASCAR: 360,” “Temptation Island,” “Band Reunited,” “The 5th Wheel,” “Battledome,” and Rendez-View. Dixon’s career began as a producer on the series, “LAPD: Life on the Beat,” and has since produced and directed over three hundred episodes of shows as well as numerous pilots for VH1, MTV and CMT.
    Lee Thompson Young (Actor)
    Lee is currently playing the role of Alex in the UPN show executive produce by Jennifer Lopez called South Beach starring opposite of Vanessa Williams and also playing the role of Devon Anderson in the Lions Gate motion picture Akeelah And The Beeh, which also stars Laurence Fishbume and Angela Bassett. He most recently appeared in Friday Night Lights for director Peter Berg and Imagine, starring opposite Billy Bob Thornton and Derek Luke. Recently, Lee also fihned Redemption for Vondie Curtis Hall and the F/X network, starring opposite Jamie Foxx and Lynn Whitfield. He has also guest starred in Viacom's Jake 2.0 and for the past two seasons, Lee Thompson Young has had a recurring role in the CBS drama The Guardian. However, he is probably best known for his role of Jett Jackson, the alias duffig television action-star Silverstone on Disney's The Famous Jen Jackson.

    Though series creator Fracaswell Hyinan conceived of Jett Jackson before meeting Lee, the parallels between the young actor and his fictional alter ego are uncanny. Like the character Jett Jackson, Lee was raised in the South by a single. parent and decided upon a career in acting at a very young age. The Famous Jed Jackson concluded after three successful seasons with a special two-hour movie, Jett Jackson - The Movie, airing on The Disney Channel in 2001.

    In addition to his work, Lee is also attending college. He received a full scholarship to the University of Southern California and is currently enrolled as a theater major where he continues to hone his craft.

    In addition to appearing in commercials for McDonald's and Robitussin, Lee staaed in the Disney Channel original movie Johnny Tsunami and had roles in the television series New York Undercover, and the feature film Peroxide Passion. In 1997, he was cast in a production of Anna Devre Smith's play House Arrest, which had a successful run at the Arena Stage in Washington D.C. He ultimately landed the lead role in The Famous Jett Jackson for Disney Channel and Alliance Atlantis.

    Born in Columbia, South Carolina, Lee decided upon a career in acting at the age of ten, after taking part in a local theatre production entitled A Night ofstars and Dreams, in which he played Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lee parlayed this auspicious debut into a one-man show entitled Young Treasures, which included ghost stories, some material from his Dr. King role, as well as a speech written by Lee on the importance of having a goal. Responding to a challenge by his mother, Lee performed his show in the local libraries, churches and schools, and earned enough money to travel to New York where he secured a manager and an agent. With these elements in place, Lee moved to New York where he secured a manager and an agent.

    For the past several years, Lee has studied many different styles of martial arts. Inspired by the moves he saw in The Matrix, Lee asked The Famous Jett Jackson executive producer Shawn Levy to increase the action sequences in Silverstone. Levy agreed and so Lee performed most of the stunts on the series.

    Lee has written an episode of Jett Jackson, which was produced, and has also completed an original screenplay.
    Betty McCormick Aggas (Producer)
    Betty McCormick Aggas started out in the entertainment world as an actress, voice-over artist, model, make-up artist, publicist, set designer and theatre producer. Armed with a BA in theatre and an MFA in set design, Betty stayed in Columbus, Ohio and started the Actors and Directors Studio, the Slice of Life Theatre and helped organize the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. Then, in 1980, she started Creative Talent Company, the first full – service AFTRA franchised talent agency in Columbus. Her efforts were rewarded when she received the “Jaycees 10 Outstanding Citizens” award.

    Betty's film casting credits include "My Summer Story", "Best of the Best III", "Attica," and "Crazy for a Kiss". In 1996, Betty founded Midwest Talent Management Inc., based out of Los Angeles. Serving the Talent Managers Association since 1998, Betty has volunteered her services as 1st Vice President and Board member for six years, as content provider and creator of the first TMA website; chairperson of the publicity committee, by laws committee, panel events committee and founder of the benefits committee. As an active member of the Talent Managers Association, Betty was the 2003 recipient of the Seymour Heller award for Excellence in the field of Talent Management.

    Betty formed Special Story Productions a platform where she can pour her creative energy into producing films and television shows. She will continue to help produce new, innovative websites; benefits and seminars for the Talent Managers Association; and, of course, will keep producing the careers of her much – loved Midwest Talent Management client roster.
    Lee Thompson Young Film & Television Roles
    AKEELAH & THE BEE Devon Lions Gate Pictures
    FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS Chris Comer Imagine
    SOUTH BEACH Alex/Series Regular UPN
    REDEMPTION Charles F/X
    JAKE 2.0 Guest Star UPN/Viacom
    THE GUARDIAN(recurring) Levi Mooney CBS/CTTV
    PHILLY Guest Star ABC/Steven Bochco Prod
    THE FAMOUS JETT JACKSON Jett Jackson/Silverstone Disney Channel/MOW THE MOVIE
    JOHNNY TSUNAMI Sam Sterling Disney Channel/MOW
    THE FAMOUS JETT JACKSON Jett Jackson The Disney Channel
    Budget and Gross of other Urban Films
    TITLE Est. Budget Gross (U.S.) Gross (World wide if Avail.)
    2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) $76,000,000 $127,083,765 $234,400,000
    Training Day (2001) $45,000,000 $76,261,036 $15,186,855
    Barbershop (2002) $12,000,000 $75,074,950 $77,063,924
    Barbershop 2 (2004) $18,000,000 $64,955,956 $65,991,448
    Next Friday (2000) $9,500,000 $57,176,582 $59,827,328
    Drumline (2002) $20,000,000 $56,398,162 $57,588,485
    You Got Served (2004) $8,000,000 $40,066,497 $40,999,960
    Jackie Brown (1997) $12,000,000 $39,647,595 $84,447,595
    Set If Off (1996) $9,000,000 $36,049,108 $40,649,108
    Friday After Next (2002) $20,000,000 $32,983,713 $33,526,835
    Honey(2003) $17,000,000 $30,222,640 $48,707,697
    Friday (1995) $3,500,000 $27,900,000 $28,215,918
    Antwone Fisher (2002) $12,500,000 $21,078,145 $23,367,586
    8 mile (2002) $41,000,000 $116,724,075 $215,300,000
    Save the Last Dance(2001) $13,000,000 $91,038,276 $116,853,564
    Fast & The Furious(2001) $38,000,000 $144,512,310 $194,312,310
    Menace II Society(1993) $3,500,000 $27,900,000
    New Jack City (1991) $8,500,000 $47,624,253
    Hustle and Flow (2005) $2,800,000 $18,676,961
    Rize (2005) (limited) $700,000 $3,386,000
    Boyz N the Hood (1991) $6,000,000 $57,504,069