|Top Row L to R: Sari Sabella, Vlad Rimburg, Dennis Ruel, Ken Quitugua, Emmanuel Manzanares, Lucas Okuma, Steven Yu, Gui DaSilva, Alvin Hsing / Bottom Row L to R: Bryan Cartago, George Crayton, Andy Leung, Shaun Charney, Tony Chu, Adam Phelps, Roy Chen|
The road has been a long one for debut director, actor and stuntman Dennis Ruel whose long-awaited crowdfunded kung fu comedy homage, Unlucky Stars has been heavily in post-production for the past couple of years in a process lasting several. The last we heard was an update dating back to the start of last year when the film finally wrapped picture lock with plans to finally release the film sometime back in the Fall or Winter while the next phase of post-production needed completion.
Well, that process took a bit longer, but thankfully, that part of the job is finally over as of last month, as per an announcement from the film’s official Facebook page
with several film festival entries and screening venues and dates in San Francisco and Los Angeles now awaiting confirmation. Essentially, it’s now safe to say that film is much closer to getting 2015 release, provided nothing else stands in the way, and with regard to how film distribution has taken shape in the past year or so, it’s pleasing to know that a likely a theatrical and digital release may further grant this ambitious labor of love the big screen justice long hoped for.
When Peru’s Biggest Action Film Star and Jordan’s newest rising talent find themselves pursued by a notorious Bookie, a couple of private investigators are forced to choose between their job and their conscience.
With martial arts and comedy inspired by the golden era of 80s Hong Kong Action Cinema, Unlucky Stars is an exciting action packed ride that pays homage to the greats who paved the way.
Ruel and lead actor Ken Quitugua are joined by actress Giovanni Espiritu, actors Sari Sabella and Jose Montesinos, and a perpetual cast listing of martial artists and stunt performers that embody much of the current online community of screenfighting talent we see today. The most recent featurette can be viewed below!
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