What do you get when you mix angels, demons, demon hunters, and a mystic who can see the future? You get an action-packed battle between good evil otherwise known as Angels Fallen. The action-horror was released on January 14th and if you haven’t seen it yet, here’s the trailer:
Director Roel Reine has been doing a little more than making movies, it appears. The Redbad director now has a new global broadcasting platform ready to accommodate creatives around the world with the launch of ActionFlix, and judging by the name alone we already know just who this platform is targeting.
The launch will occur in two phases while Reine will surely be including his own films as the announcement details below. And this isn’t just for the top-tier crowd of filmmakers as up-and-comers can even submit their own projects as well. In an age where Hollywood action movies take the reigns over the struggling independent scene, burgeoning creatives will finally get to share in the momentum as well.
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ACTIONFLIX.COM – FOR GENRE FILMMAKERS AROUND THE WORLD.
Los Angeles – May 16, 2018
ACTIONFLIX.COM will be a Global Streaming Broad-caster specializing in independent Action Movies and Subgenres made by creative filmmakers around the globe. Global Streaming means that ACTIONFLIX movies can be watched in all territories around the world, on any platform (iPhone, lap tops, tablets, Apple TV, Xbox, etc.). The filmmakers will not only share movies, but most importantly, also share stories about the making of these productions. We’re creating a community where audiences and filmmakers come together around their common love for this genre.
The demand for audio visual content is growing expansively, with the Action genre being at the height of its popularity. Currently the market for Action Movies is dominated by the big studios with A-List actors. These are also the movies that one sees on streaming channels like Netflix, HBO, Sky and Amazon Prime. In the world of independent movie production there is a strong urge to make action movies or subgenre action movies, like action-horror or action-science fiction. But most of these low budget action movies are not finding any distribution in theaters or on the streaming services. With no stars attached, it is sometimes almost impossible to find distribution of any kind. It’s even more difficult when your movie is in a foreign language. ACTIONFLIX.COM is going to change this.
The technical streaming service is built and provided by NEP from The Netherlands, they are a market leader in the field of video delivery and has one of the largest audiovisual data centers in Europe at its disposal.
ACTIONFLIX is an initiative of award winning film director Roel Reiné (‘Death Race’ Sequels, ‘Admiral’, ‘Marvel’s Inhumans’, ‘Black Sails’, ‘Death in Tombstone’), who started his career with Low Budget Action movies. After he moved to Los Angeles he became a household name for action movies at the Major Studios and these movies became very successful. Some of Roel’s early movies will be online at ACTIONFLIX including his award winning debut movie ‘THE DELIVERY’.
PHASE 1: Start of the online website with an ‘iTunes construction’ of filmmakers putting their films up for display. Audiences around the world, can see them streaming on their devices for a low fee. This price can be decided by the filmmaker himself, but we want to keep it low, like $0.99 or $1.99 per title. Every movie will then be accompanied by the “making of”, director’s commentary track, downloadable screenplays and set photos and props of the movies can be bought and/or self created merchandise sold.
RULES: ACTIONFLIX will take 30% of any revenue of the service. 70% is for the filmmakers. Movies need to be in English or with English subtitles on the movie itself. No complicated deliverables! The only deliverables are: HD QuickTime video master file with stereo or Dolby sound and (if needed) with subtitles included on the picture. Trailer in HD
QuickTime. Making Of or other content related to the movie in HD QuickTime or a separate link to filmmakers own YouTube or Vimeo channels. A movie poster and set photo’s in JPG or Tiff. Filmmakers sign a short contract that declares that all content is owned and created by the filmmaker (including music) and indemnified ACTIONFLIX for any rights related problems. Having ACTIONFLIX doing the digital distribution of your movie online in all international territories, is not an exclusive arrangement. Filmmakers can still keep other distribution contracts and possibilities. Filmmaker decides themselves on the rental prices and they will get a quarterly revenue declaration and is then paid quarterly through PayPal.
For PHASE 1, projects can be submitted to ACTIONFLIX now, and they will likely be included at the launch.
– Marketing: when the site is up and running we will start with a small and later bigger marketing push.
– Creation of ACTIONFLIX App: for all devices.
– Original Content: Creating original content, movies, TV series and documentaries, with the filmmakers that are distributing their movies on the ACTIONFLIX channel.
– Audience Participations in creating new content. Create content using new ways to involve the audience early on in pre-production. Audience can for instance choose certain titles, scripts, locations, and plot twists.
– Subscription: Combining subscriptions and VOD on the channel.
– Crowdfunding: Independent moviemakers can start a crowd funding page for their project targeted to an Action Movie supportive audience on ACTIONFLIX. Give-away’s can be pre-production audience input, on-set visits, making-of videos, extra cameos or similar.
– Academy: Viewers are allowed to cut clips from the movies and give commentary, reviews as well as educate other viewers (and filmmakers) on the art of filmmaking.
– Festival: Organize local and worldwide festivals to promote these genre films.
– Awards: Yearly awards will be given to the movies and their makers on the channel.
For submitting your movie or any other questions please send an email to:
Alexander Nevsky: Hi Lee! January was very good. I represented Russia at the Golden Globe Awards, my directorial debut, Black Rose got U.S. distribution, we started a serious advertisement campaign for Showdown in Manila’s upcoming wide theatrical release in Russia/CIS and filmmaker Andrzej Bartkowiak arrived to LA to work on his director’s cut of my next action film, Maximum Impact. It’s been pretty busy for me, yet fortunately I’ve still managed to have time to workout and enjoy L.A. everyday.
“We want our fans to enjoy martial arts and action films in every way they want to watch, and this is the next step in making sure they get that access,” said Jason Pfardrescher, SVP, Digital & Theatrical Distribution of Well Go USA Entertainment. He continued, “As the distribution landscape continues to evolve, it’s our responsibility to change with it.” The deal between Well Go USA and PlayStation VUE was negotiated by Eric Stein of Impact Global Media, a consulting firm focused on digital distribution strategy and business development.
It’s not exactly news that actor and action superstar Jackie Chan loves action movies, and his lifelong devotion to kung fu and the magic of cinema speaks for itself, evolving from his younger years as a Peking opera performer and professional stuntman, to actor, award-winning Hong Kong and Hollywood superstar, philanthropist and Guiness World Record holder. However, this week, Chan‘s generosity continues to prove boundless, in light of the events at the 17th Shanghai International Film Festival underway this month.
Next year when the festival launches again for its 18th year, Chan will partake in a new sidebar event title Jackie Chan International Action Week, a week that will incorporate a forum about action movies, and screenings of various action movies from around the world – including Chan‘s own films followed by a prize ceremony a public online voting system. The week long event will also include seminars on innovative action choreography and technique, as well as look into the use of computer technology for action design.
In a statement from Chan according to THR, Chan says, “Jackie Chan International Action Movie Week aims at commending excellent film-makers who have made great contributions to the world’s action movies, shown extraordinary performances, technical innovations guided new action talents, and made great efforts in passing on Chinese action movie traditions or promoted its development,”.
The news comes in light of Chan‘s current production of his new period action epic with director Daniel Lee titled Dragon Blade, one of three scheduled productions for the year next to the forthcoming production of Skiptrace with Renny Harlin directing, followed by the sequel production of Chinese Zodiac 2.
The 17th annual Shanghai International Film Festival contines as of June 14 through this Sunday. To learn more about the festival, visit their official website.
“I love my big budget actioners with cities exploding and huge set-pieces, however my favourite type of action is smaller in scale. As much as I enjoy the bigger budget fare I find the bigger the action scene, the less involving it is.
The film is straightforward with almost no dialogue, illustrating pure, moment-to-moment transitions the protagonist goes through between tragedy, sorrow, anger and ultimately, hatred. “De Oppresso Libre” also stars action stuntmen Joe Nin Williams, Eric Salas, Josh Diogo, Carlos Lopez IV and George Quinones. Enjoy the film! (If the embed below does not load, click HERE to watch the film instead.)
At the age of three, Eric Kovaleski was introduced to the martial arts by his father, Robert Kovaleski and senior grandmaster Frank Trojanowicz, a pioneer in Korean Martial Arts instruction in the northeastern United States since 1961 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Robert, 62 going on 63, is a Tang Soo Do Grandmaster himself, and has been training since 1966. He is the founder of the International Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan Association.
Keith views his time with LBP Stunts as a privilege he holds in high regard. He views his team members as some of his closest and dearest friends with whom he shares a bonding chemistry that he feels has always held them together to help accomplish great things, with a lot of memories to share along the way.
Well, now it hopefully begins. This is a new step in the beginnings of starting a blog for FILM COMBAT SYNDICATE.
In the days ahead I will be transcribing some old posts here with links to posts orginally shared on the official Facebook page since September 2012.
Right now, I’m trying to sync it to a Google profile, and I’m not really sure how that will work out but hopefully I’m doing this right, otherwise this will take longer to do.
Anyway, I want to shout all of you out for sticking around since I began this puppy. I hope to continue bringing forth a lot of news, interviews and bios and original content as the blog grows and the look improves. This will take time, so please be patient. 😉
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