Biaamouu! – Muay Thai Boran short film (2004, remastered)
On this page we share a martial arts short film from 2004 – in honor and in memory of a friend and Free-Warrior who passed away a few years ago.
꧁ ,-’ ~ ~ ( IN MEMORIAM ) ~ ~`-. ꧂
About the film (spoiler)
In the early 2000s, many of us worked as stunt people, stunt coordinators and choreographers, and some still do.
About one year after the theatrical release of the Thai feature film “Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior” (Thailand, 2003) and before the international release of Tom-Yum-Goong (both starring Tony Jaa), two of our students produced the short film “Biaamouu” (Malt Beer) as a fun project for practicing their martial arts stunts and for showreel purposes.
Inspired by the back then new and innovative martial arts stuntwork of ONG BAK, which for the first included Muay Thai / Muay Boran techniques, they wanted to see, if they could adapt this style in their own way, based on their knowledge of ancient Thaiboxing (MUAI) and body stunts.
The filming of “Biaamouu! ” took place in just one afternoon at the Pahuyuth School in Berlin-Kreuzberg. The film crew consisted only of the two protagonists and the director of protography. The fight choreography was literally developed “on the go” with little to no rehearsing time.
The idea for the comic relief at the end of the film came about by chance, because the cameraman wanted to buy some malt beer for the crew as a non-alcoholic replacement for the traditional “Drehschlussbier” (German filmmaker tradition, that involves beer at the end of a shooting day).
The master copy of this film was rendered on July 14th, 2004. The film itself was never released or submitted to film festivals. Due to a hard drive crash the only remaining copy was an almost not recognizable .wmv file.
In 2022, we discovered the mini DV tapes with the original footage and decided to remaster this film in honor of “Mr. Edd”, who passed away a few years ago.