AMERICAN RONIN Revealed In New Stills For James M. Black’s Proof-Of-Concept
Actor, writer and filmmaker James M. Black is slowly rolling out some more images revealing his own forthcoming proof-of-concept, American Ronin. Below you’ll see a select set of stills, including a few of which I’m happily debuting on this platform as Black continues to grow his latest idea into hopeful fruition.
All things relevant to plot and character details are under wraps but the project is best described as “a contemporary martial arts piece cosigning his love for classic jidaigeki cinema and anime”. The plan is still to use the proof of concept to gain investor confidence hopefully in the coming months as the industry waits out the current Covid-19 pandemic.
Black is an accomplished martial artist since the age of eleven, trained in Tang Soo Do and Muay Thai before winning in competitions, and eventually picking up Iaido and Kenjutsu under acting coach, actor, martial artist and filmmaker and frequent film partner Choice Skinner.
Both share several credits together including Darkan Entertainment’s winning spectacular DC fan film, Black Lightning: Tobias’s Revenge. Black’s own credits also include award-winning horror short, Eerie Anecdotes, and Chinese production, Oh Boy!, as well as Discovery programs The Coroner: I Speak For The Dead and NY Post Investigates.
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Native New Yorker. Lover of all things pizza, chocolate, pets, and good friends. Karaoke hero. Left of center. Survivor. Fond supporter of cult, obscure and independent cinema - especially fond of Asian movies and global action cinema. Author of the bi-weekly Hit List. Founder and editor of Film Combat Syndicate. Still, very much, only human.
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