If you are a fan of Asian action films and are familiar with the crowdfunding venue, Indiegogo, you may rememeber actress and filmmaker Maria Tran‘s appearance in the action packed independent martial arts hitwoman comedy, Hit Girls, which also features Hell’s Haunted Palace and Fist Of The Dragon co-star Juju Chan, and co-directed by co-star Adrian Castro. If you haven’t seen it yet, I highly recommend it, as it exhibits some pretty good action sequences that invoke some amazing action sequences with a story fit for a shortfilm that literally goes out in the blaze of glory.
HIT GIRLS OFFICIALLY SELECTED FOR THE ACTION ON FILM FEST
We are pleased to announce that short film comedy by multifaceted Maria Tran (Writer, Producer & Co-director) has been officially selected to be part of the 2013 Action On Film International Festival, now in its ninth year, which runs from August 17-25, 2013 in Monrovia, California.
Maria has been a long time guerrilla filmmaker of the action film genre in Australia and Hit Girls was guerrilla international collaboration with Hong Kong action actress, Juju Chan. The film was shot on the RED camera and in 4 days.
Maria Tran said: “Whilst being rejected by several film festivals in Australia, I’m glad to know that there is an appreciation of the action film genre abroad. I want to make films with an international appeal and I think the action genre does it”.
The collaboration of Hit Girls in late 2012 paved way for Maria and the fight choreographer, Trung Ly onto working on a Roger Corman movie made in China called “Fist of The Dragon”, starring US MMA fighter, Josh “The Punk” Thomson early in January this year.
Maria Tran and Trung Ly will be flying to the states from the 20-30 August for not only to attend the festival, but also collaborate on another independent martial arts action film genred movie called “The Gathering”, directed by the prince of piracy, Johnnyray Gasca.
ABOUT HIT GIRLS
Genre: Action comedy
Duration: 16 mins
Setting: Sydney, Australia
Two mismatched killer assassins, sexy elite barbie Pixie Ho (Juju Chan) and hot-tempered, tomboy partner Charlie Vu (Maria Tran) are reaching breaking point in their tag team partnership. The mismatched duo must look past their differences when they take on an unusual undercover school girl assignment and take down son of multi millionaire, playboy Michael Huang – their former primary school crush. But will this be their last assignment?
Hit Girls is scheduled to be screened at 8pm at the Krikorian 12, 410 South Myrtle Avenue, Monrovia, California 91016. Tickets are $8 online and $10 at the Box Office and they can be purchased online www.aoffest.com of phone 626-325-3406.
Maria Tran and Trung Ly (fight choreographer) will be there in attendance.
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