LBP Stunts Chicago Presents: KERAMBIT KNIFE FIGHT
It’s been a busy, busy Spring for movies, including fans and filmgoers who have seen (or in some instances may be still waiting to see) director Gareth Evans’ latest film, The Raid 2, which opened the floodgates nationwide in early April. And with the film’s popularity among fans of Evans’ work, there’s a clear fascination with Indonesian action cinema, particularly with the weaponized choreography involving the use of the Kerambit knife, an ancient weapon which was once, like other ancient weapons, used as a farming tool.
Gh jyyThe knife can be seen in both aforementioned films along with others, including briefly in actor Dean Alexandrou’s next film, Reflex. This week however, we now get to see more of that hardwork pay off on the latest test fight short by Emmanuel Manzanares, and featuring Alexander Hashioka and Bryan Sloyer. It’s about a minute and a half, but still worth taking a peek as part of the embodyment of inspired action design courtesy of LBP Stunts Chicago.
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Only One Is Left Standing In The New Action Short, LIFT
Independent filmmaker Kevin Barile has been keeping himself pretty busy since 2008 when he relocated from the East coast to Los Angeles to go to film school. Nowadays, anyone who is an action fan will be likely to find him on YouTube showcasing his creativity as an up-and-coming actor, stuntman and fight choreographer, and his latest test fight short, Lift, is a nice little sampler of his growing skillset.
As an actor, he enjoys getting his hands dirty from time to time, although he prefers to be behind the camera creating action sequences, where his passion lies most in filmmaking. “There is something about making action movies that is different from all other genres of film.” he says. “Only when making action movies (martial arts fight scenes in particular) do you actually FEEL the hard work you are putting into it. You finish the day exhausted, sweaty and dirty, and you come back the next day bruised and sore. Action is unique in this way. I enjoy that pain. That pain verifies that I left it all out there and that I gave it my all.”
The test fight also contains some pretty hilarious bloopers near the end to show viewers a lot of the lighter moments of making little online gems such as this. And I have to say, as a motivating tool for what I do on my site, it is really great to see such chemistry and comradery between folks on the screen, especially here between Barile and fellow performer, stuntman and actor Jon Miguel. “…I’ve known Jon for years.” says. “We met on the east coast and have participated in wushu tournaments and martial arts shows together. He learned and remembered the choreography right away It was great finally fighting Jon one on one in this scene.”
Between now and next year, Barile hopes to officially begin principal photography for his Connecticut hometown directorial debut, Kidnapped, for which he is also writing the screenplay. And while the project is still in its early stages of pre-production, with any luck, the right script and the right budget will accomodate the talent Barile may wish to add to the production. So, obviously, details are still pending.
In the meantime, check out Lift in the embed below where you can also subscribe to Kevin Barile‘s channel. And for more on his projects and plans for the future, visit his official website.
Cinematic Fight Studio's Latest Short Crosses Bullets And Blades In SPY
The folks at New York City-based Cinematic Fight Studio have a new action short now available on their official YouTube channel in the form of Spy. Filmed back in January, the short was directed and choreographed by Lang Yip, and features performances by Vera Lam and Cinematic Fight Studios’s own Adam Lee, who also utilizes his time as a motion graphics animator, among other things.
Of course, Spy is just one of several new projects on the way as Yip and his crew are also producing new videos, as well as preparing the fight choreography for independent filmmaker Anthony Pellino’s upcoming short fan film, Mortal Kombat: The One. Subscribe to the channel in the embed below where you will find more exciting videos and links to their official Facebook page.
Around The Web: Indie Action Arms Itself In KNIFE FIGHT And KING OF STICKS
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.
The Stunt People Cross Knives And Fisticuffs In A Brutal Pre-Viz Clip For A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD
You may recall a little film recently released called A Good Day To Die Hard directed by John Moore and starring Bruce Willis reprising the classic role of New York City cop and reluctant anti-terrorist agent of the world, John McClaine who always happens to be at the wrong place at the wrong time. The film also starred Jai Courtney as his son, who happened to be a government spy working in Russia as dad drops into get him out of trouble.