As previously stated, I’ve foregone doing individual pieces for many short test fights I spot around the web considering how difficult it is to keep track, in addition to gaining insight on how they come together and the minds behind them. Many are very good and deserve a platform on which they can be shared and presented, and I’m humbled and glad to use this blog when I can to make an effort and be one of the few that do so.
Visionary online filmmaker Freddie Wong and the guys over at RocketJump have made a huge name for themselves over the last four years, namely known for showcasing creative, VFX-heavy and spectacular shortfilms that are full of stylish action. In 2014, their efforts have lended them over a billion views on their YouTube channel, and the group is looking toward bigger goals in the years ahead.
How big? Well, for starters, RocketJump announced a partnership with Lionsgate in a deal last month which benefits everyone involved, but essentially provides RocketJump the means to utilize their resources to create and promote their content more conveniently and expansively. And on Monday, Wong shared a video on the channel to explain the future of RocketJump, the future of its online content, plans to work on feature films, and a lot more.
I’ve shared some of Wong‘s work on my site having only learned of him last year. He’s collaborated with some really amazing people and with Lionsgate by their side, film fans alike can look forward to RocketJump as the next level of innovate action filmmaking. And fans of Wong‘s longstanding successful webseries, Video Game High School will definitely have something to look forward to.
Check out the announcement video below!
Blockbuster action hero Jean-Claude Van Damme‘s latest appeal to comedy has proven positive for the actor in light of his latest laugh-out-loud role in the newly-released Rob Meltzer helmer, Welcome To The Jungle. And this week, the Muscles From Brussels continues to flex it all for a brand new contest being hosted by Funny Or Die for aspiring filmmakers looking for a chance to win some prizes while getting to share some screentime (via crafty-editing) with the actor and martial arts powerhouse.
In light of this, multifaceted independent filmmaking cult favorite and RocketJump co-founder Freddie Wong had some time on his hands recently to collaborate with his friends over at Funny Or Die to get some lenstime for himself with Van Damme in making his own short movie. And for the record, Wong isn’t participating in the contest. But it does go to show that for fans and followers of Wong, the surprises never cease.
Watch, laugh and repeat, and for more info on the contest, CLICK HERE. Also, check your local listings for theater screenings and video-on-demand availability for Welcome To The Jungle!