Michael Bay’s ‘Ambulance’ Film Showing in PH – Manila Bulletin

Hollywood director and producer Michael Bay’s latest film, “Ambulance,” is currently playing in theaters nationwide in the Philippines.

“Ambulance” was a product of the pandemic. Bay, whose credits include the ‘Transformers,’ ‘Armageddon,’ ‘Bad Boys,’ ‘Bad Boys II,’ and ‘Pearl Harbor’ franchise, was looking for a fall 2020 project that would allow his crew to do a tight shoot. in Los Angeles during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Jake Gyllenhaal and Eiza Gonzáles in “Ambulance” (UPI)
Scenes in “Ambulance” (UPI)

The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Abdul Yahya-Mateen II and Eiza Gonzáles. It tells the story of bank robbers Danny (played by Gyllenhaal) and Will (played by Yahya-Mateen), and a paramedic (played by Gonzáles) trying to keep a hostage cop alive, going from a situation criticism to another with interwoven narratives. .

In “Ambulance”, LA County paramedic Camille “Cam” Thompson is much better with unconscious patients than with friends who want to have a more personal conversation.

With a brilliant mind for medicine, Cam wanted to be a doctor, but dropped out of medical school due to drug addiction. Now she finds herself as someone who only feels normal in the middle of a crisis. A quick problem solver, Cam can keep anyone alive for 20 minutes.

Cam encounters brothers Will and Danny when they take the ambulance she is driving, desperate to escape when the bank robbery is revealed to the authorities. Because the siblings are trapped with paramedic Thompson and a badly injured officer for much of the story, they’re forced to confront who they are at their best…and their worst.

“Each of these characters ends up in the ambulance with something to learn and something they’ve struggled with. This journey throughout the day reveals all of their secrets,” Gyllenhaal said.

González worked closely with nurse and paramedical consultant Dannie Wurtz to prepare for her role.

“It was so cool to see a woman who fought her way through this wild affair and saved so many lives. She kept that spark and love for what she does. It meant so much to Cam and really helped me shape his character,” González said.

Regarding the shoot, González said, “You’re covered in dirt and sweat and blood, and it feels so real. It’s hard to think about acting and lines while your body is going thousands of miles an hour. It was raining, the air was blowing in our faces and we were scared.

“It became difficult to think about the intentions of the scene, but that’s why it was the best experience for me. I hope people will enjoy it because we put our heart, blood, sweat and tears into it. Everyone was on their A-game, from our crew to the stunt team to the cast. It was a lot of dedication and love,” she added.

“Ambulance” is a Universal Pictures International release.

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