TRI is the first fictional feature film about the popular international sport and presented Jai with a collection of challenges and obstacles. The short 25-day shooting schedule had to include filming at the actual Lurray Tri event and the famous Nations Tri event in Washington, D.C. To replicate a triathlon for filming purposes would have been an expensive task, so in order to capture what the script required, he had to command a camera crew that consisted of over 10 operators and assistants, coordinate with the event leaders, and strategically plan his needs for the film during these events. Most importantly, as the director, Jai had to take on the challenge of integrating his actors into the race as it was happening without disrupting the real contestants. This access granted him hundreds of hours of never before captured vantages of the Nations Tri event.
Jai approached MadBox to take on the Post for the film, from the edit to distribution. Chris gladly accepted the role of editor, Charles Bevan (MadBox Senior Graphics Artist) designed and created the title sequence, and Matt served as the film's colorist. It was during the post for Tri that MadBox was able to collaborate with Jai more than ever before.
"In the ten years I have been working on projects with Jai, he has always brought an excitement and eagerness to make each project as strong as it can possibly be" adds Matt West.
"When you sit in an edit suite and get to watch every minute of coverage and explore the nuances of performance in the actors, you really get a wonderful sense of the craft, talent, and quality of a director," says Chris, "I respected his work for years, but to see someone with a pure understanding of his role and how it was reflected in the film, I was blown away. I knew this was someone I wanted to see succeed. Jai makes everyone around him perform at their best, and thats a leadership quality needed in directors today."
MadBox is thrilled to present this talent to their clients and have him serve the projects they work on.