Well, I finally did it! …Nope, I still ended up gathering a lot of videos. Most of these are reels, but it still makes for quite an ample list entertaining material. It’s amazing, sometimes…it really is. On that note…Ikimashou!
Actress and stuntwoman Vera Lam has only been doing stuntwork for about a year and she’s already gained some momentum with quite a few previous AND upcoming TV credits. Her training with New York City-based screenfighting facility, Cinematic Fight Studio continues to serve its purpose to this day, so I hope to see plenty more from Ms. Lam as the year rolls on. In the meantime, here’s her reel as well!
It was back in 2013 when I first learned of Hit Girl and Fist Of The Dragon co-star, actress Juju Chan, and she’s come quite far from her years at NYU Tisch prior to her pageant days in 2009. Since then, her growing resume in film and television, book and accolades in competitive and demonstrative martial arts pretty much speak for themselves, and she’s not resting on her laurels either. Still a working actress to date, you will find her back on the big screen once again in martial arts directorial master Yuen Woo-Ping’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend, this August.
Until then, keep your eyes peeled for more info following her latest reel which is now up on her IMDb page. (H/T: Danny Shamon)
…of course, I also had to share Charney‘s more recent video other than the one mentioned above. I’ve been following his work for a while now it’s always refreshing to see him put out new content, and so here he is in his second video of the year performing a solo array of martial arts forms between several costumes and editing changes.
At any rate, here’s some of that lost movie footage in Nguyen‘s reel from last year and you can check out a shorter version of the reel by clicking here as well.
Johnny, wherever you are, don’t stop this.
Capoeira purveyor and aspiring stuntman and Darin Hicks already has a few credits of his own on his IMDb page in addition to training with his fellow members at Georgia-based Dragon Spirit Productions which I started discussing on my site back in 2013. His reel is up, so I take it as a sign that he’s on to something this year, so I hope to catch onto it as soon as possible.
Eight year stunt veteran Mykola Galagan, hailing all the way from Ukraine, has a brand new reel out as well to kick off 2015. In it, you will also see footage from director Alexey Shaparev’s internationally produced cerebral detective thriller, The Price Of Freedom which centers on the story of a young woman who suffers from Stockholm Syndrome, caught at the center of a 20-year feud between her begrudged kidnapper and her father, a rich tycoon whose company specializes in extracting African diamonds.
The project, a feature length/serial work from Ukraine-based Good Morning films completed last year before being presented at the 10th CentEast Market in Warsaw during the latter of the 30th Warsaw Film Festival back in October. As of then, a trailer has been made available which you can also check out just above Galagan‘s reel.
If you caught the 12/29/14 Hit List, you might have caught the most recent trailer for the incomplete Holiday action comedy short, Jingle Bell Rocked from Canadian martial arts stunt team, Eclipse Stunts. Unfortunately, post production fell short due to scheduling among crew members and it was never completed, but now we’ve been granted a rough glimpse into the hard-hitting three-on-one fight finale which you can check out below!
U.K. based independent film company, Light Films Ltd. made some significant progress in the months since attempting to crowdfund Wasteland helmer Tom Wadlow‘s latest survival thriller, Rat Catcher. Nowadays the film is gearing up for something even bigger to befit its initial narrative and thankfully, Wadlow has taken to a new announcement video to discuss just a little bit of what that means, in addition to some cool action footage from the project featuring SG Action stunt group’s own Jim Key, and much more!
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