JANUARY 15, 2006 -- A local independent film that's been ten years in the making is finally wrapping up, but the filmmaker needs your help to finish it.
"White Men Can't Dance" is the creation of Wilmington's own Pete Weaver.
The former break-dancer has been working on the film for nearly a decade. He serves as producer, writer, and actor for the project.
The plot is loosely based on Weaver's life. It's about a man who enters a dance competition to win money needed to save his daughter's life as she battles a serious illness.
Professional dancers from New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago practiced for the final scenes on Sunday afternoon.
The crew is also shooting Tuesday. They're asking for any adults willing to be extras, to come to the Rox Night Club on Market Street between 3:00 and 5:00.
Actors and producers involved with the film say it is family friendly. The film is expected to be complete and available on video next Christmas.
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