ENSO Productions Presents: CRUEL WORLD
It’s been a while since we’ve last heard from the official YouTube channel for ENSO Productions as their members have likely been busy growing their respective careers, including independent filmmaker, industry stuntman and fight choreographer Walter Garcia whose work has been written about quite a few times on my site, as well as a handful of others in the last several years. He’s one of the most prolific action designers I know of and his online resume of shortfilms are proof of just how good he is behind the camera, as well as in front of it.
You can now check out some of his latest work behind the camera right now in the new online test fight short, Cruel World, with Ryan Robertson and featuring fellow ENSO members Travis Gomez and Isaac Hughes. It’s only a few minutes long, but still makes for another artful presentation of solid fight choreography incorporated with a touch of drama to level up some of the intensity.
These guys aren’t just stuntmen. In my opinion, they’re actors in their own right, as it takes such a talent to also make stunt work convincing, on top of the physical requirements needed.
Hughes is also the subject of a new stunt reel which you can also check out below the new short test fight. Feel free to share this article or head over to the channel to subscribe and share the videos directly with friends!
Generations Clash In The New Shortfilm, JUST ANOTHER DAY!
Your everyday man can sometimes be the hero you were looking for. Bernie, a old timer collector for a bookie is on a routine collection. He gets caught up with a small gang of guys who underestimate him because of his age and size. They soon realize, the hard way, that you can’t take for granted what time and experience can show you.
Poetic Justice Is King In The New Short Film From ENSO Productions, TRANSCENDING FEAR
I had the good fortune of coming across a short film early this year called Del Oppresso Libre, from the Florida based martial arts film and stunt action team, ENSO Productions. Headed by founder, actor, stuntman, martial artist, coordinator and independent filmmaker Walter Garcia, their work is proven to be some of the most raw, gritty, high voltage, envelope-pushing visions of independent online action filmmaking I have ever seen in my days as a writer and indie action fan. And if anything, their latest shortfilm release, Transcending Fear, is proof of that.
Garcia directed wrote, edited, choreographed and shot the fifteen minute action drama featuring performers Jenn Harris and Taryn Terrell as two of a trio of anti-heroic assassins known as the notorious “ABC’s Of Death”, assassins who lead an eccentric, evil lifestyle of murder, death and bloodshed, founded on a code that establishes their own philosophical order and dogma.
The beautiful part here is that as the story progresses, it is that very code that helps keep our dark heroines alive in the face of another force of evil. This, incorporated with the theme on which the title is based, makes for a foundation of some truly exciting and brilliant storytelling from Garcia who also does terrifically in crafting spectacular action and stunt sequences that are in-your-face with an illustriously twitsted story about sexy and dangerous femme fatales whose methods are horrific, brutal, downright sadistic, and justifiably dark and poetic in a way that will definitely have you rooting for the bad girl.
I will be looking into sharing an email discussion with him in the months leading up to some of the projects that he has been involved in which I will share then. Transcending Fear also stars Ryan Robertson and Christian Geoffery Gray. Enjoy the action and subscribe to the channel below.