Ben Conrad (co-founder, Donut Media, the fastest growing automotive channel in the U.S.), Gilbert Galon (producer, TigerBelly, the top Asian podcast) and Jeremy Marinas (director, John Wick: Chapter 4 action designer and 87Eleven Action Design member) announced on Wednesday the official launch of OOSS Media, a new martial arts-focused media company.
About a week ago, someone reportedly jumped the gun on the latest trailer for director Isaac Florentine‘s newest action thriller, Close Range. Thankfully, Bleiberg’s Company B finally unveiled it online just a few days ago, and as of today, the film has a new poster as well, both of which you can check out right now.
Action star Scott Adkins leads the film as a former soldier forced to defend his family on their own home turf from a druglord and his men, and the crooked sheriff protecting them, after violently rescuing his niece from their clutches.
If you haven’t seen the footage yet, the action is intense as seen in the trailer sampling the usual best out of an Adkins/Florentine paring following their 2013 festival favorite, Ninja 2: Shadow Of A Tear. Plus, you get to see actor and fight choreographer Jeremy Marinas opposite Adkins in a few shots as well, which will make this film’s December 4 release all the more rewarding.
Be ready for what comes later this year when cult action directorial favorite Isaac Florentine releases his latest new action thriller, Close Range. Production wrapped last week reuniting our dear director with elite Brit kicker and cinematic action hero, actor Scott Adkins who plays Colton McReady, a former soldier-turned-vigilante forced to defend his sister and niece in their own home against a ruthless drug cartel and a swarm of police under the command of their courrpt sheriff.
Such a plot line bodes perfectly well for the Adkins/Florentine duo whose work dates back close to twelve years of making solid and memorable action movies together, now with co-star and martial artist, actor Jeremy Marinas taking the reigns as the action director. It’s an exciting feat to welcome this year, and even more so as it gained ground over at this year’s European Film Market in Berlin where the film, represented by international sales agents, Blue Box International, has just closed a raft of distribution deals worldwide, including XLrator Media in North America and VVS in Canada.
The news should excite plenty of fans ahead of the new year as Close Range aims for another return to hard-hitting, pulse pounding action for the lead star as word awaits on a potential return to the fray as Russian kickboxer, Yuri Boyka in a hopeful forth installment of the Undisputed franchise among others. In the meantime, Adkins has a batch of other films on the way this year as well, so keep a look out for more information as it comes.
Close Range is a production of Bleiberg Entertainment’s own Company B with Ehud Bleiberg and Richard Donnermeyer producing from a script by co-producers Chad Law and Shane Dax Taylor. Actress Caitlin Keats and actors Nick Chinlund, Madison Lawlor, Jake La Botz and Tony Perez round out the cast.
Actor Scott Adkins and co-star/fight choreographer Jeremy Marinas took to social media this week to share a first look at the characters they’re be playing on the set of currently-filming new thriller, Close Range. There isn’t much to add on to the updates here aside from their roles since it’s very early and these photos are from the first day of filming, but it’s the first of many methodically published teases we can expect as the month progresses. Check them out:
Jeremy Marinas takes out the trash in the new 87 Eleven shortfilm, Garbage Day
The guys over at Hollywood stunt training facility 87 Eleven Action Design have been a little more active on their official Facebook page, sharing photos and videos highlighting some of their work. One of those videos now includes the latest practice gig showcasing the feats of action actors and stunt professionals Jeremy Marinas and Brendon Huor in the new short, Garbage Day.
I have been keeping as much of an eye as possible in the past year and change between Huor‘s activity in the independent action scene, and Marinas‘s viral video presence as a high-profile tricking impressario-one in a small group of athletes who choreograph and peform stunts known as 3 Amigos. Marinas previously caught my attention with fellow team member Daniel Graham in the 2013 shortfilm, Death Before Dishonor a little over a year ago this month, and filmgoers can expect to see plenty more from Marinas and Huor in the months ahead, particularly in featured stunt performances doubling two of the main characters in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles this August.
So, as you might have suspected, if you are into action and are just now tuning in, then consider Garbage Day time well spent.
Check it out below, and give 87 Eleven a Facebook ‘Like’ by CLICKING HERE.
It’s practical when you are in the field competitive martial arts sports and entertainment, to learn about other aspects of film making. And with five years of credits as a stuntman, stunt performer and actor, Jeremy Marinas shows no sign of stopping anytime soon.