VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE: Michael Damian Talked About A Moment That Sticks Out To Him The Most From Directing “High Strung Free Dance” In His Interview With Alexisjoyvipaccess – “High Strung Free Dance” Is Out Now On Blu-Ray, DVD And VOD!

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It’s the compelling and invigorating, dance film that swept fans off their feet, and now, it’s on Blu-Ray, DVD and VOD for fans to watch over and over again! High Strung Free Dance, the sequel to the hit movie, High Strung, blew viewers away with unrivaled, dance sequences and the captivating storyline of the movie. With remarkable cast-members including Thomas Doherty, Harry Jarvis, Juliet Doherty and Jane Seymour, in addition to 80 of the world’s most skillful dancers, the outstanding cast was able to bring to life a marvelous story that translated onto the big screen in a stunning and spectacular way. High Strung Free Dance made viewers get up off their feet and want to dance the night away.

High Strung Free Dance tells the story of Zander Raines (Thomas Doherty), a dazzling and tempestuous, young choreographer who gives the break of a lifetime to two, hopeful artists when he casts a stunning, contemporary dancer, Barlow (Juliet Doherty) and innovative pianist, Charlie (Harry Jarvis) in New York’s most-anticipated, new Broadway show: Free Dance. But, the move throws off the show’s delicate, creative balance when Charlie falls hard for Barlow while Zander embraces her as his muse” (source: press release).


The stellar film has everything and more you could ask for including awe-inspiring choreography from Emmy Award-winner Tyce Diorio (So You Think You Can Dance), along with breathtakingly beautiful cinematography, phenomenal, original music and a cast and crew who put their heart and soul into this project. Written and produced by profound Broadway stars Michael Damian and Janeen Damian, and directed by Michael Damian, High Strung Free Dance is truly a masterpiece and is only making us all even more so want a third film to the excellent High Strung family.

High Strung Free Dance is available now on Blu-Ray, DVD and VOD for fans to watch multiple times with their friends and family. Alexisjoyvipaccess had the honor of interviewing the multi-faceted and consummate actor, Michael Damian all about what the inspiration was behind creating this extraordinary film, what was the most rewarding thing for him directing High Strung Free Dance, and so much more only in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview. Michael Damian even revealed a moment that sticks out to him the most from directing High Strung Free Dance – see what he had to say in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview below.

Read my VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview with the stupendous Michael Damian below and be sure to get High Strung Free Dance out now on Blu-Ray, DVD and VOD!

Alexisjoyvipaccess: High Strung Free Dance was a massive hit as soon as it made its way to theaters. Can you tell us what the inspiration was behind creating this awesome film? 

Michael Damian: It was born out of my love for music, having the great fortune of starring on Broadway and the number one hit record, Rock On, and my wife, Janeen’s love for dance. She danced with legends such as Michael Jackson and Prince. We wanted to make a film that would inspire and entertain in the same spirit of the first High Strung. In this new chapter, one of our lead characters is a virtuosic piano player (Harry Jarvis), and we introduced a third lead character, Zander Reigns, the brilliant and eccentric choreographer, played by (Thomas Doherty).


Alexisjoyvipaccess: What was the most rewarding thing for you directing High Strung Free Dance?

Michael Damian: I would say working with 80 of the most amazing dancers from around the world and the phenomenal actors and super talented production crew. It’s a great thrill and honor to be helming a project of this caliber.

Alexisjoyvipaccess: Do you have a moment from working on / directing High Strung Free Dance that sticks out to you the most? 

Michael Damian: The finale was the most memorable. It was creatively choreographed by Tyce Diorio and performed by the amazing Juliet Doherty, and of course, all the other fabulous dancers were glorious on the big stage.


Alexisjoyvipaccess: High Strung Free Dance brings out many inspiring messages, including the importance of following after your dreams. What is the biggest takeaway you’d like viewers to get after watching the film? 

Michael Damian: Dream big and dance free… ;-) Well that’s true, but I would say if you truly want something in life, with enough hard work and perseverance, you have a shot at achieving it.

Alexisjoyvipaccess: We would love to see a third High Strung movie. If you could see anything happen in a third movie of the High Strung franchise, what would you like it to be? 

Michael Damian: First of all, that would be phenomenal and a dream to make a third High Strung. My writing partner, Janeen and I have already discussed that and a possible story where that could head. It’s still in the development phase at this point, but I will keep you posted. Our first goal is to get everyone to see High Strung Free Dance and of course, the first HIGH STRUNG as well. :-)


Alexisjoyvipaccess: Lastly, if you could bring out one message to all of your fans, what message would that be?

Michael Damian: I would have to say, thank you so very much for supporting my acting career when I was on The Young and the Restless, and my music career ROCK ON!, coming to my concerts, and Broadway, when I played Joseph in Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat. You stayed with me supporting the films that I have been directing.

Follow Michael Damian on Instagram: @TheRealMichaelDamian and High Strung Free Dance: @HighStrungMovie

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