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The folks over at the German martial arts filmmaking troupe, Young Masters, have unveiled their latest short action film, Tribal Ties. Filmed in 2012, the team brought actors Max Huang and Eskindir Tesfay on board to help manifest what they wanted to portray, envisioning an anime-stylized kung fu action project inspired by the visionary style seen in Dragon Ball Z and Naruto. The official teaser was aired in July prior to the shortfilm’s premiere as one of this year’s main entries at the Action On Film Festival.
If you are an action fan and you have been around for the last three decades or so, then you have pretty much seen a change in how martial arts cinema has been observed over the years. Indeed, the past decade or so has been good to the world of independent filmmaking, an exemplary point to make with recognition to actor and martial arts performer, Eskindir Tesfay.