Among the cadre of longstanding kung fu thesps and experts of the last fifty years, martial arts master, ex-stuntman and Hung Gar successor Mark Houghton’s story is certainly one of interest. From traversing the world of martial arts starting at the age of 14 to battling life and death scenarios both on-screen and off, he’s since become one of the foremost figures in martial arts film and sport – his posterity further sustained in Lei Chiu’s new documentary, I Am The White Tiger, which has already circulated festivals aplenty with numerous awards and accolades in its wake.
Stuntman, action director, and martial arts legend Mark Houghton tells his story of his martial arts journey, breaking into the Hong Kong film industry, his struggle with injuries and depression, and the promise he made his teacher, the legendary filmmaker Lau Kar Leung.
Houghton, whose nominal film credits have seen him work among stars and big name legends like Sammo Hung, Jackie Chan, Moon Lee, Frankie Chan, Jean-Claude Van Damme and even his Hung Gar forebearer, late cinema legend Lau Kar-Leung, serves as producer of his new documentary with Cho Tai-Ho.
Release details are still pending while I Am White Tiger has continued to strike a chord with the festival crowd as of late with its most recent Best Film win hailing at the Iron Dragon TV Action Fest this month in Austin Texas.
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