Following a successful crowdfunding campaign going into the new year, Blood And Bone helmer, director Ben Ramsey recently wrapped a week-long production on the forthcoming shortfilm, Black Salt. Rising star, lead actor Kinyumba Mutakabbir takes on the title role with a script by based on the original comic book by creator and producer Owen Ratliff with a script by Phillip Daay.
Black Salt is a live-action short film project. With only four days left the clock ticks down towards a new world holocaust. The only thing standing in its path is Interpol’s deadliest black-ops agent, Samuel Tharpe. Sam hunts down the path of a game-changing weapon of mass destruction called the Exterminatus. He follows hot on its trail deep into the ancient land of China where he must seek aid from the Abbot at the Shaolin Temple. An evil Yakuza master stole the Exterminatus and seeks to use it in the East. Sam must prove his worthiness by fighting one of the Temple’s most skilled monks. Prepared to lay down his own life in exchange for the lives of his family and the world, Sam steps forward and engages in combat. Only his long-past training by the Shaolin master, Yu Bai Shek will make him a worthy hero.
Also starring are James Lew (Three Bullets, Lethal Weapon 4), Michelle Lee (Mutant Hurlant Chronicles, Mortal Kombat Legacy Season 2), Arnold Chon (Mortal Kombat Conquest, Wake Of Death), Panuvat Anthony Nanakornpanom (Broken Path, Iron Man 3) and Sheena Chou (The Last Ship, Meet The Spartans), with fight choreography by Ron Yuan (Black And White 2: The Dawn Of Justice 3D, Drive, Fast And Furious).
Associate producer and Martial Arts Entertainment contributor Dana Stamos is hosting a small behind-the-scenes offering with new set footage of Mutakabbir, Nanakornpanom, Yuan and Ramsey at work. Check it out below, along with three BTS collages.