It was back in 2013 that actor, martial artist and stuntman Zak Lee Guarnaccia announced a couple of new projects from his production banner at LightRow Pictures, one including martial arts action thriller, Kalm. That was two years ago, and as one can imagine, any independent production like this may take a while to get off the ground, and that’s where his latest effort at crowdfunding comes in over at Kickstater.
An official press release was issued a few days ago as Guarnaccia has since begun ramping up the buzz at San Diego Comic-Con. Check out all the details below with further links to the Kickstarter campaign page and other links with more information about the film and the studio, and Guarnaccia as he looks to add another contribution of his own to the martial arts action genre.
Zak Lee Guarnaccia, Actor/Stuntman, Executive Producer at LightRow Pictures (www.lightrow.com), and Paul Lupi, Producer of Lupi Pictures, enter production of the feature film in the martial-arts, action-thriller genre entitled “KALM.” Principal photography partially funding being raised on Kickstarter. The project will debut at the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2015 (SDCC).
In addition, Guarnaccia will play an undisclosed role and produce a TV Pilot of Lupi Pictures “CENTRAL PARK WEST” to start in New York July 2015 written and produced by Paul Lupi with brother Daniel Lupi (“Lincoln,” “The Master,” “There Will Be Blood,” “Catch Me If You Can,” “Boogie Nights”).
A story with extreme martial arts choreography, “KALM” is a bodyguard assigned to chauffeur a headlining exotic dancer to a desert town, when they get caught in the crossfire between warring drug lords.
LightRow Pictures developed the new action hero “KALM” and will exhibit at San Diego Comic-Con 2015 at Bella Fe Films and LightRow Pictures booth #1532. Bella Fe Films (www.bellafefilms.com) will produce “KALM,” the comic book, and the graphic illustrations and postcards for collectors fans to promote the “KALM Kickstarter Crowdfunding Campaign.”
“KALM” launched its new adventure in the crowd funding field on July 7, 2015 and invites action genre fans to help fund this highly-anticipated comic book and martial arts feature-length film at: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lightrowpictures/kalm.
“KALM” has fantastic dangerous stunts, chases and explosions – it’s a new, slick, martial arts action film with an “Italian spice” and crowd-funding supporters will help make it happen.
Guarnaccia says: “We pulled together a roster of great actors, stunt fighters, crew, and have a distributor of this genre attached working with us and making this project successful.”
Guarnaccia’s gritty film style and performance grabbed the attention of Paul Lupi whose company Lupi Pictures is now in talks to co-produce properties in the Lightrow roster.
Award-winning actor Zak Lee Guarnaccia’s rugged looks, relentless style of martial arts, and experience in stunt-work and action choreography has lead to his reputation as “The Italian Jackie Chan.”
“KALM” the comic book is written by Ken Mora, writer/producer of the spoof of Clint Eastwood’s “Dirty Harry” films entitled “Magnum Farce.” The screenplay is written by a talented young writer Marc Guzman and boasts DGA director John Rogers on board to call the action. The production will create a distinct vision for “KALM” to be shot, principally, on a desolate stretch of road in the USA.
Guarnaccia’s recent appearances include Pablo the henchman on the upcoming MARVEL TV Series “AGENT X” produced by Sharon Stone and FOX TV, “The LAST SHIP” on TNT and “NCIS Los Angeles” season 4 episode “Lokhay,” and a coming nationally-aired Mercury Insurance Commercial.
LightRow Pictures concurrent projects “The Next Big Hit” ( https://www.facebook.com/TheNextBigHit ) features the unique genre mash-up of martial-arts and musical comedy, and the movie “Tinker and Snatch” another comic book and live martial arts action feature film is on the first row.
More information: http://www.lightrow.com/.
KALM Facebook fans: https://www.facebook.com/KALMfilm.
Facebook fans “I like ZLG Zak Lee Guarnaccia” https://www.facebook.com/LikeZLG.
Zak Lee Guarnaccia official website: http://www.zaklee.com/.