The new year has barely begun, and there’s already tons of material floating around online with today’s entry host to its usual amalagam of largely new and a few dated videos. Yes, it’s insane, but it’s also a wonderful (and delightfully explosive) reminder of what we can expect for the next 360 days. So, rest assured, lest you self-proclaimed sports and martial arts action fans find yourselves missing out on the immense amount of hidden talent online, there’s a world out there full of artists looking to win your approval. And Film Combat Syndicate is happy to oblige.
If you’re knowledgeable of the tricking community, the name Jeremy Marinas might ring a bell. He’s hugely successful among other professional athletes in a career that has ultimately granted him a chance to work on plenty of feature films and shortfilm projects, namely Man Of Tai Chi (2013), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014), and online shorts such as Death Before Dishonor and Garbage Day. If this is your intro to Marinas, then you’ve arrived just in time to check out his latest sampler below.
For now, though, let’s see which of these Rising Tigers are Baddest!
An undercover cop desperate to keep his identity a secret until a deal goes bad and he’s forced to fight for his life – That’s pretty much the basic story setup as can now be seen in full with the release of director Fabien Carrabin‘s new long-awaited crime short, Iron. Filmed back in November 2013, producer, actor and stuntman Eddy Benguedih leads the way as he fights his way out of a hail of bullets and a squad of thugs bent on taking him out.
Cedric Teller (Elit Unit) directed the action, and while a few of the action sequences appear to be cut short for some reason, there are some highs to compensate for the lows, including good acting and great cinematography between certain shots. Perhaps all we really need now are some subtitles, because as of this write-up, there are none, although I imagine it would be fun to interpret, somewhat.
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