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Believe it or not, we’re coming down the wire with the Hit Lists of 2017! December 4 will be the last entry before I recommence things in January. Until then, I am also preparing content for the next several weeks in which I discuss upcoming films to look out for in 2018, so stick around for those as well.
For now though, it’s business as usual for The Hit List assembling the week’s stunt and demo reels and projects.
Stuntman, actor and filmmaker Diego Ramiro gives us an impressive showing this week with an spirited action comedy reel showcasing just what a versatile talent he is. He kicks off this week’s playlist with more reels by Kimberly Root, Andrew Nadanyi, Valisa Tate, Adam Carson, Marina Volkova, Geoffrey Boggs, Molly Thomas, Felix Cortes, Jeffrey Mayfield, Trevor de Groot and Chad Riley.
It’s time for some trailer gems and thus, the past decade or so have seen a sizeable raft of creatives among which only a handful have provenly taken the initiative in emulating visions that pay such organic, visceral homage to 80’s Hong Kong action filmlore. Australia’s own Adrian Castro continues this effort once more with three-part Girls With Guns action webseries, Tiger Cops, in reunion with actress Maria Tran who has performed at the forefront on similar conceptual proofs from Castro. The two are joined by Steven Oliver and legendary Hong Kong cinema star, actor and martial artist Richard Norton also star among the raft of characters now available in the latest trailer before we venture into the new promo for Noah Fleder’s own forthcoming endeavors at Force Storm with the new series, Legend Of The Kickmaster kicking off on January 18.
It’s time to round out the week’s fights and films and Dardrex’s Darren Holmquist set it off with a lesson in Anger Management with R Marcos Taylor and Angela Lynn among the cast. The next video sees the resurfacing of a group called Legionarius and their latest is called Combate Escencio, and that’s really all I have to go on since there’s nothing in credits or in the description while the short itself is a worthy view.
Pirhana Stunts members Danang and Evan, and director Majid shepherd Man Of Jungle with some fantastic and speedy fight execution before we make two revisits: a recent re-upload of action comedy skit, Invisible Danger, with David “Dax” Bauer and Seth Austin, and, and Juan Bofill’s Karate-infused Tatakai: The Battle, which proved itself twice with award-winning fruition at the Urban Action Showcase and Expo seventeen days ago.
Kingslayer Joey Min makes his final bid to akwaken a kingdom of live-action role players and their deluded king in the webseries finale of The Forbidden Kingdom: A Kung Fu Larp Story, and writer and Samuel Delitans Lee sets the stage for a shady businessman’s underworld brawl to rescue the love of his life in the new short, Rescue Before Dusk, led by Peps Goh and Shian Wen.
I’m looking forward to December 4 guys. If you have some time to spare then last week’s Hit List should be more than appealing! Sub to the channels and SHARE the Hit List with friends, and as always, if you or someone you know does action as badass as some of today’s crowdpleasing badasses and you would like a stake in our weekly Hit List, hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org!
This year’s Star Wars Celebration begins its four-day weekend event this Thursday on April 16, and it’s all the rage right now as fans prepare to feel the Force awaken once more this December with the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This, coupled with last week’s digital re-release of all six previous films so far makes things even more exciting as fans and content creators gather just in time to share their own projects, fandom and more, and actor and Force Storm Entertainment founder Noah Fleder‘s latest debut effort with the J.J. Abrams-approved online fan short, The Betrayal, is no exception.
The project is the first of many to come for the channel with the hopes of creating a variety of content. Of course, some of these videos still require funding to some degree, and to that extent, Fleder is back with a brand new Indiegogo campaign to help present another action-packed venture, Outer Rim Slave, a story centered on the Jedi council’s mission to investigate and take down an intergalactic slave trafficking ring. Fleder will perform with online action favorite and star of Chris Nahon’s upcoming thriller, Lady Bloodfight, actress Amy Johnston and a cast soon to be announced as production commences, and surely those details could preferably come a lot sooner provided that donations come through.
Rest assured, if you enjoyed The Betrayal, you will definitely want to help make Outer Rim Slave happen. So if you’re interested, head over to the Indiegogo campaign page for all the details and more!
Online action shortfilms are fun to watch, especially comedic ones, and the guys over at Just Kidding Films aren’t the least bit afraid to try and tap into your funny bone and put a smile on your face, this time with their latest dish of funny with the new short, Guilty. The set-up? Well, I won’t give it away. But if you’ve been following these guys long enough, then you probably know how awesome they are at delivering their own brand of clever, tongue-in-cheek humor to netizens everywhere.
Actors Bart Kwan and David So collaborate with actor and stuntman Noah Fleder. It’s also one of the most recent gigs released online since Fleder launched his inspired new indie banner, Force Storm Entertainment with an upcoming mini-project attributed to Star Wars which is currently in post-production.
Keep your eyes peeled, and in the meantime, check out Guilty in the following embed where you will also find subscription links to Just Kidding Films and others in the description.
News and updates on anything related to writer and director J.J. Abrams‘ Star Wars: Episode VII have been in a constantly fluxuating state. Names and faces of expected cast members ranging from original franchise actors Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrrison Ford, to some new names being circulated for a Jedi lead have all made headlines in the past few months. And with Inside Llewyn Davis actor Adam Phelps and 12 Years A Slave actress Lupita Nyong’o being heavily talked about to portray specific roles in the film, all we can really wait for is an official press release of some kind that will handle all the ins and outs of just what this new production will entail.
On Tuesday however, at least a few other pieces of news have been confirmed regarding the new expected cast of the film, which in some form or another will include “a trio of new young leads along with some very familiar faces.”, setting the new trilogy thirty years after the first two chapters which capped off at the 1983 film, Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi, according to the latest reports forwarded at ComingSoon.net. Other than that, any news that comes our way is bound to either continue stirring things up in the rumorsphere before we actually receive something solid.
What also awaits is learning who will be designing new trilogy’s signature light saber battles and stunt sequences. And with this, I now bring you at least one video that has been making the rounds this week featuring pre-viz light saber action choreographed by Philip J. Silvera, who also shares credits for at least two Star Wars video game titles in the last several years. Silvera also has an extensive film and TV credit listing as a formidable stuntman and fight choreographer, and although it is unlikely that Silvera will be the one directing the action, judging by the video below, it does bring an otherwise interesting question as to how the new lightsaber battles will be coordinated and shot, considering the ones in the first six films were given such a distinct look and feel. And I also wonder how the hardcore fans of this epic and continually growing space opera will receive it when the film is finally packaged and delivered on December 18, 2015.
Watch Silvera’s concept video below and judge for youself! Also featured are demo performances by Wayne Dalglish, as well as Mickey Facchinello and Gui DaSilva, of which fans can also expect the latter two to appear in the forthcoming independent Star Wars series fan pilot, Dark Betrayal, from creator Noah Fleder over at Force Storm Entertainment very soon.
Stick around, and may the force be with you!
LBP Stunts Chicago has unveiled their latest reel for the new year. The group, which launched back in 2006, has progressively become one of the foremost leading action cinema purveyors of the independent industry, further credited by its often-occuring collaborations with other elite stunt professionals and newcomers over the years, in addition to its further venture into mainstream television, video games and Hollywood movies.
With the team’s upcoming premiere united alongside a vast, prominent cast of performers for the upcoming release of The Stunt People member Dennis Ruel’s directorial debut, Unlucky Stars, rest assured, to simply say of LBP Stunts Chicago that the hits will keep coming would be a severe understatement. Check out their new video in the embed below and stay tuned for more information. You may also visit their official website by clicking HERE.
Action fans can expect plenty of surprises this year from independent action filmmaker and rising star in fight choreography, Vlad Rimburg with his latest project putting him on the path to the galaxy far, far away with creator and Force Storm Entertainment frontman, actor and action actor Noah Fleder‘s currently-developing Star Wars fan series project. Leading the first of the series is an episode titled Dark Betrayal which features an amazing slate of some of the best cinematic action performers to take the internet by storm in recent history, including LBP Stunts Chicago member, action actress and stuntwoman Mickey Facchinello taking the lead in Sith form as you can see in the photo aligned above left.
Martial artist, actor, producer and scribe Noah S. Felder is currently in the middle of a major project devoted to Star Wars fans and action cinema junkies over at his base of operations with Force Storm Entertainment. As such, with his newest crowdfunder just 24 days before its deadline, the excitement and anticipation continues build as the project has now begun showcasing new promotional artwork and concept photos to showcase a sample of how some of its characters will look, including actors Brendon Huor, actress Mickey Facchinello, actors Gui DaSilva, Jimmy Chhiu and Yoshua Sudarso, and actor, fight choreographer and director Vlad Rimburg.
Check out the gallery below, and if you are not yet familar with the project, click HERE to read the initial report, and then visit the official Indiegogo campaign page to learn how you can donate and benefit from your generousity.
If you have been tuning into Film Combat Syndicate, chances are you have had the good fortune of coming across some of the best independently made martial arts action short films and test fights to make our way in recent years and months. More importantly, action fans, particularly fans geared toward science fiction might have even caught The Stunt People’s own Eric Jacobus with his crowdpleasing Star Wars Go Pro lightsaber Vader Strikes project. Well, here and now in 2014, the trend continues with different players and a different vision as actor and martial artist Noah Fleder initiates the newest Indiegogo campaign for his own Star Wars fan-driven action channel, Force Storm Entertainment.
Fleder briefly spoke to Film Combat Syndicate late last year about his new project as things were still in development at the time. “I grew up as a HUGE Star Wars fan all starting with the ORIGINAL film (A New Hope) and I was hooked.” he says. “I started to get all of my friends from around my block as kids playing with lightsabers and nurf guns… and then I started to read the books and play the games. Now I feel like I have the friends and resources to make my own films within the Star Wars universe.” He then added, “Also I grew up backpacking, in the outdoors doing lots of martial arts as a child growing up, so that went hand in hand with my wild imagination as far as Star Wars goes.”.
As Fleder continues his journey into Force Storm Entertainment with the self-appointed task of writing, executive producing, co-coordinating and performing throughout, he won’t be alone, as he will be accompanied by some of the biggest and most impactful action performers to date, namely premier martial arts action aficionado and indepenent filmmaker Vlad Rimburg (pictured right). The two recently worked together on just a few projects last year, including producer Travis Wong’s original webseries The Hunt for the Flow YouTube channel, as well as Rimburg‘s Donnie Yen-inspired Special ID miniseries, and it’s easy to see why Fleder would choose such a great action choreographer like Rimburg in the first place. “His WILD imagination and creative process is why I love working with him.”, Fleder says of Rimburg. “His ability to capture the fighters skill on camera and develop great choreography is why I feel honored to have him apart of this project. I remember the first time I worked with him on The Hunt, he told me to think of a quick kick combination before Brendon Huor finished me in the fight. I asked him if I could do a double front kick to side kick combo in the air, and he didnt think I could do it. So he said ‘you get three shots…after that we move on.’ After my first successful attempt, he yelled ‘HELL YEA NOAH!! You can do it as many times as you want!!’”.
With filming to hopefully begin sometime this month, the ambitious new series will be aimed at illustrating varying storylines hosted with a number of fighting styles and philosophies emphasizing the use of The Force and lightsaber choreography as a whole, and will bring lead actress Mickey Facchinello on board along with Zero Gravity stunt impressario Tony Chu, and a reunion of several actors from The Hunt, including Brendon Huor, Yoshua Sudarso, Gui DaSilva and Jimmy Chhiu; That’s just for the first installment considering Fleder is hoping to do an entire series, which means future videos could very well include perfomers and actors from other teams around the country and possibly the world. But as with all things in film, this can only happen with your donation.
So if you want to see some more Jedi and Sith muscle in your martial arts entertainment and you believe in what Fleder and Rimburg have to offer, then head on over to the official Force Storm Entertainment Indiegogo page to view Fleder‘s campaign video, a list of who the selected performers listed so far with links to their respective work, and the perks with which you can benefit from your donation, and much more!
Also, be sure to LIKE the official Facebook fan page for Force Storm Entertainment as a further show of your support. And as always, may the force be with you!