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Crackhead Katana: Behind the Scenes of Borscht's Epic Bloody Movie (Photos)

Crackhead kills hipster with samurai blade in front of Panther Coffee
Crackhead kills hipster with samurai blade in front of Panther Coffee
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Crackhead Katana is the story of a drug-addicted vigilante who finds a samurai blade and a bunch of self-defense manuals in a dumpster next to a dead body. He's a natural with the sword, and soon takes to the streets to unleash bloody vengeance on Miami.

We caught up with the production filming Tuesday afternoon in Wynwood. Though we didn't get to witness the face burning, explosion, or building fall wire scenes, we did see the title character murder a hipster. The Borscht-commissioned movie is directed by local stunt man Eric Mainade, stars his fellow stunt worker Justice Maynard, and features plenty of action courtesy of new upstart Dade County Stunt Rigging Rescue. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at the production.

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Old school Miami DJs Jon Weiss and Joe Cain on set.

Crackhead Katana: Behind the Scenes of Borscht's Epic Bloody Movie (Photos)

Crucial audio by sound engineer Mike Pijuan's Big Ears Audio.

Crackhead Katana: Behind the Scenes of Borscht's Epic Bloody Movie (Photos)

Joe Caine plays a pissed off homeless dude, gets ready for his big speaking part.

Crackhead Katana: Behind the Scenes of Borscht's Epic Bloody Movie (Photos)

Grip/electric worker Alonzo Jackson, Director of Photography Juan Camilo Barriga, and Producer Jonathan Kane line up the shot, with Justice Maynard in the background.

Crackhead Katana: Behind the Scenes of Borscht's Epic Bloody Movie (Photos)

ACTION!

Crackhead Katana: Behind the Scenes of Borscht's Epic Bloody Movie (Photos)

Director Eric Mainade points to the building local gallerist Brook Dorsch is thrown from in a scene we missed the filming of that same morning.

Crackhead Katana: Behind the Scenes of Borscht's Epic Bloody Movie (Photos)

The Crackhead Katana gets fired up. Rock on!

Crackhead Katana: Behind the Scenes of Borscht's Epic Bloody Movie (Photos)

Now he's pissed...

Crackhead Katana: Behind the Scenes of Borscht's Epic Bloody Movie (Photos)

 

Prepare for hipster bloodbath!

Crackhead Katana: Behind the Scenes of Borscht's Epic Bloody Movie (Photos)

Silent assassin.

Crackhead Katana: Behind the Scenes of Borscht's Epic Bloody Movie (Photos)

Dead as a doornail. With a sword through it.

Crackhead Katana: Behind the Scenes of Borscht's Epic Bloody Movie (Photos)

And cue the blood cannon.

Crackhead Katana: Behind the Scenes of Borscht's Epic Bloody Movie (Photos)

But first, more blood.

Crackhead Katana: Behind the Scenes of Borscht's Epic Bloody Movie (Photos)

A tiny splatter of the aftermath.

Crackhead Katana: Behind the Scenes of Borscht's Epic Bloody Movie (Photos)

Roll playback.

Crackhead Katana: Behind the Scenes of Borscht's Epic Bloody Movie (Photos)

And, it's a wrap.

Crackhead Katana: Behind the Scenes of Borscht's Epic Bloody Movie (Photos)

Cast and crew also includes gaffer Alexander Jaramillo, stunt coordinator Frank Mainade, wardrobe stylist Janelle Pichaco, and character hipster Nick Ducassi. The movie features 15 kills in three minutes, seven gallons of blood spilled, sliced skulls, brain matter, and a naked lady on bath salts slapping herself. Look out for Crackhead Katana coming soon (but not soon enough for our tastes) to a screen near you.

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