There are so many things happening in the world as we speak that it’s been difficult not to get sidetracked what with all that I have to do from this point forward. At any rate, the last three weeks have been quite the emotional rollercoaster in my personal life and with enough time, at least tentatively, to reflect and think on what I can do differently.
That especially goes for The Hit List, which makes its return to Film Combat Syndicate with the new year underway, and a world of stunt and independent film talent to share. That field ultimately includes a good share of actors and actresses who are also capable of stunt performance and physical acting, and so with this, I present the first entry into our Actor’s Showcase courtesy of actor Axel Nu, whose screen credits partly include The Take Down, Nightshooters, Fast And Furious Presents: Hobbs And Shaw, and the upcoming I Am Vengeance: Retaliation.
The Hit List continues with the usual raft of playlists comprised of stunt demo, training and performance reels from a multitude of professionals, current and up-and-coming: David Torok, Grégory Nolbas, Tricia Carney, Kevin Le, Greg Poljacik, Lucy Cork, Matt Emig, Danny Darwin, Grace Teo, Breck Robinson, Jeff Budner, Jen Mitchell, Randall Trang, Michael Laricchia, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan John, Mario Filippi, Caitlin Hutson, Tyler Street, Nick Roeten, Miroslava Tomiskova, Roman Nevstakai, Benjamin Sanchez, Gelsey Laurie, Thompson Schille, Ryan Moffitt, Melissa Tracy, company reels by Swordsell Productions and Madrid-based LK Stunts, and the latesy stunt coordinator reel courtesy of Jimmy Christiansen.
There are only a few tidbits of action stuff to promote. First and foremost is a teaser poster for Hero, a new fan-film inspired by The Legend Of Zelda from Quigley Films. Currently chronicled via Facebook, Tom Quigley directed the crowdfunded project which shot last year, and also showcased poster art online which also drew attention at MagFest earlier this month.
A teaser can also be viewed in a trailer playlist below which also includes a teaser for another upcoming Blade fan film titled Bloodhunt, from Ape Prime Productions and director Justin Connors, and the return of Barilliant Action with actor Chris Yong in Lost Souls, inspired by Mortal Kombat.
Victor Plajas and David Lavallee Jr. deal out the first blows of the new year for The Hit List followed by Grasslands Grapple with Jason Ng and James Newman, Robert Steven Brown and Steve Huff in The Fallen vs. The Grey, Kyle Murillo’s own channel entry for our site titled Masked, Vlad Rimburg’s newest Karate presentation in association with Sharkey’s Karate Studio titled Go Pei Sho Bunkai: Osu 3.5, Gabriella Corvina’s Master Vs. Students, Tanja Keller’s return to The Hit List in Stephen Renney’s The Collector (courtesy of co-star/stunt performer Amanda Bradley who shot this into my inbox over the holidays), Nick Daniels’ Snake House with Linn Solem and Olivier Jubert, Joseph Chai bringing the kung foolishness at Stunt Fiction with wigged out comedy, Ip Woman, Jefferson Lewis III‘s intrepid round featuring Gary Peebles and Sabreena Candreva, Mikko Löppönen’s Brazen starring Bianca Bradey, Jackie Tran and Brandon SooHoo fighting respectively as Nagisa and Karma in Re:Anime’s latest Assassination Classroom fan short, supernatural action horror Abhay from Bronwin October, Aaron Toney’s latest claim to independent action royalty with the long-awaited release of Throne, and Jason Satterlund’s Christmas love letter to the Star Wars saga with Kenobi, starring Jamie Costa.
Enjoy the hits!
Feel free to share The Hit List with friends and action fans alike. Also, e-mail your entries in any or all of the categories above or of your own choosing to firstname.lastname@example.org, and be sure to leave off the Made For Kids setting for your videos. Happy New Year everyone!
Native New Yorker. Lover of all things pizza, chocolate, pets, and good friends. Karaoke hero. Left of center. Survivor. Fond supporter of cult, obscure and independent cinema - especially fond of Asian movies and global action cinema. Author of the bi-weekly Hit List. Founder and editor of Film Combat Syndicate. Still, very much, only human.