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WALK OFF THE EARTH RELEASES SHORT FILM, TAEKWONDO
21 SEPTEMBER 2017 (Toronto, ON) – Gold-certified five-piece band Walk Off The Earth releases their highly-anticipated comical short film, Taekwondo. Directed by Gianni Luminati Nicassio and Chris Stacey, Taekwondo was shot in California’s San Clemente State Beach and features all five band members – Nicassio, Sarah Blackwood, Ryan Marshall, Joel Cassady and Mike “Beard Guy” Taylor. The Taekwondo short film premiered exclusively on the band’s YouTube channel and can be viewed below.
Taekwondo is a 15-minute short film that tells the story of a young, romantic idealist (Nicassio) in the pursuit of the girl of his dreams (Blackwood) as he learns the skills of self-defense while preparing for a showdown with ninjas. The film was produced by Walk Off The Earth and features original music by the band including their latest single, “Taekwondo”, and covers of iconic songs by Mungo Jerry, Snap, Silk and Iron Maiden. The band released Taekwondo: The Soundtrack this past Monday via Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. Download Taekwondo: The Soundtrack here.
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About Walk Off The Earth:
Walk Off The Earth is an unconventional, multi-talented five-piece musical phenomenon that is currently taking the world by storm. Based in Burlington, Ontario (just outside of Toronto), their brilliant five-people-playing-one-guitar interpretation of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” exploded on YouTube garnering well over 35 million views in less than two weeks. The massive fan response quickly drew attention to their collection of innovative songs and videos spanning their last 5 years and generated an unprecedented flood of media interest. New fans from around the world immediately fell in love with the band’s organic, independent, sincere and honest original songwriting, cover interpretations and beautifully filmed videos. Over the last five years, the band has built a massive following of dedicated fans from around the world through their unique and heartwarming approach to songwriting, filming and constant, open interaction with everyone their music touches. Their latest hit, “Fire In My Soul” recently hit gold in Canada this past August and the band recently completed a 30-day world tour making stops in North America, Europe and Australia. For more information, visit http://www.walkofftheearth.com/