Action actor and stuntman Gui Da Silva returns back to the screen for his latest performance in the new shortfilm, Knife Fight. The shortfilm is Da Silva‘s latest (….ahem…) stab at weapons’ choreography opposite fellow actor and stuntman James Young, exquisitely arranged once again by LBP Stunts Chicago’s own Emmanuel Manzanares, who previously directed Da Silva in the stellar pistol-whip action short, Extraction.
It's A One-Handed, Face-Breaking, Knuckle-Bleeding Bashfest In The New Brutal Action Short, RIGHT-HANDED
Coming off of a busy summer of online action hits like the explosive miniseries, The Hunt, this week’s latest gem comes courtesy of independent filmmaker and action director Vlad Rimburg‘s new online miniseries, Right-Handed. Based on an original concept by actor and professional screenfighter Gui DaSilva, the project was a year in the making, taking Rimburg into a vision that is quite different than most of us have seen over the years, briefly bringing indie action performer Tyler Williams on board with DaSilva and actor and fellow veteran indie action star Tony Chu.
As always, Rimburg single-handedly (see what I did there?) gets the job done delivering innovative fight choreography with DaSilva and Chu, shown in the blisteringly powerhouse performances by the two actors. Today’s release also grants the gift of seeing Chu back in action, being a member of the premiere action team that started the worldwide culture of independent Hong Kong-stylized martial arts filmmaking, Zero Gravity.
Chu will also be seen alongside DaSilva and Rimburg in the upcoming ensemble independent feature action thriller, director Dennis Ruel’s Unlucky Stars, so stay tuned for more info.
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Kicking off your Tuesday is a brand new action short piece from LBP Stunts Chicago independent action filmmaker Emmanuel Manzanares titled Extraction. Not to be confused with writer/director Tony Giglio’s latest work, Extraction is an original mini-project that focuses its plot on a rogue agent on the run from his pursuer.
Extraction reunites Manzanares with Canadian independent action film star Tyler Williams since their 2010 comedic action short, Manny Invades Toronto. Together, they are joined by actor and Thousand Pounds Action Company familiar Gui DaSilva, who lit up the internet quite a bit this summer performing with an ensemble cast for producer Travis Wong’s webseries, The Hunt.
Once more, Manzanares shows his incredible elevating potential once more in constructing innovative action sequences that continually look well-suited for much bigger films. And not for nothing either, being a multifaceted actor and filmmaker since 2007, with credits ranging from television and indie cinema, to performing stunts on the upcoming blockbuster sci-fi action adventure, Divergent.
That legacy of excellence he shares continues with today’s release of Extraction, as with future projects involving Williams who just re-emerged on Twitch last month with his 2012 film festival gritty action hit, All-In. Meanwhile, Manzanares and DaSilva will be making an ensemble appearance among a major handful of today’s biggest, brightest and gifted actors and screenfighters in Barrio Brawler co-star Dennis Ruel’s directorial feature debut, Unlucky Stars, later this year.