Long since making headway as Puerto Rico’s premiere martial arts star in El Testigo, Jose Manuel has worked his way up from YouTube talent to working in feature films. Thus, his debut lead role in Pema Dhondup’s martial arts action drama, The Man From Kathmandu, just dropped in the United States and you can now find it for rent via YouTube, as well as Apple TV, Amazon and Google Play from High Octane.
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Folks are just a few weeks away from the U.S. premiere of Pema Dhondup’s new action drama, The Man From Kathmandu at the seventh Urban Action Showcase in New York City. The film opened overseas in Nepal earlier this year prior to featival screenings in Puerto Rico and Barcelona with an upward mixture of reviews and we now get a little more of its profusion with new poster art now making the rounds.
Disaffection by one’s current societal millieu stands as one in a myriad of reasons amid studies about why some people, including those of Islamic faith, would begin thinking the grass is greener with a terrorist organization. In pondering director Pema Dhondup Gakyil’s sophomore feature, The Man From Kathmandu, it needs reiterating that this is not a mere justification, but an important and worthy observation in engaging Gakyil’s independently-produced, slightly more escapist feat that orchestrates a much more poignant tale of redemption and love in its delivery.
The campaign continues for Tricity Pictures with a brand new Nepali trailer for writer/director Pema Dhondup’s action adventure, The Man From Kathmandu: Vol. 1. Host to the action and drama stylings of breakout Puerto Rican martial arts star, Jose Manuel, moviegoers in Nepal will be the first to see the story unfold beginning March 15.
In just shy of a decade, breakout Puerto Rican action star, actor Jose Manuel has proven himself to be a purely prospective candidate for genre fans who love films of the fightin’ kind. Well on his way to a second feature lead outing in the long-developed The Man From Kathmandu, the film’s regional Nepali release now has its own official teaser for local filmgoers following its international trailer from a few months back.
FIVE-A-DAY COUNTDOWN: Nightshooters, 14 Fists, The Prey, The Man From Kathmandu, and Made In Chinatown
Booyah! We’ve reached the halfway point of this journey at long last as we count out 100 movies to look out for in 2019. Bringing the total to 50, here are five more:
It’s been a stirring experience covering breakout Puerto Rican action star, martial artist and actor Jose Manuel. Between amassing a body of work via his North Compass banner and pursuing greater prospects, I was long hopeful to see him be an example that I’ve lived to observe in folks like Eric Jacobus and Dennis Ruel in their endeavors. These guys come from a crop of rising star talent that needs constant nourishing – much like Manuel who himself has had a pretty prospective 2018 with his second feature film leading role now lying in wait.
Manuel leads a cast that includes Nepali actress Anna Sharma, popular Indian film star Gulshan Grover and Pakistan’s Ahmeed Sheikh. Manuel sent us a trio of behind-the-scenes set pics from the production over the weekend as he and several crew shot some night time fight scenery. You can’t see much – save for one guy who takes a clear tumble, but what’s there is there and if you know Manuel, you know he won’t disappoint.
His recent ‘Best’ wins for the Short Film Competition and Blood Sweat And Bones categories at the Urban Action Showcase and Expo on November 10 are also doing plusses for him this month. Retribution won the latter of the two and you can currently catch that one via YouTube. The other, Uncompromised, still stands plenty to gain with Manuel taking the lead next year following his current endeavors in Nepal.