As far as posters go, we have two projects, one of which is on deck for a summer of festival screenings and that brings us to the latest poster for shortfilm doc, Concrete & Crashpads: Stunts In New York. The film, directed by Stephen Koepfer and Matthew Kaplowitz and which chronicles the day-in/day-out lives of stunt professionals living and working out of the big apple, will have its day at the Manhattan Independent Film Festival in July before appearing at the Iron Dragon ActionFest in Las Vegas, Nevada, and at the Action On Film Festival in Santa Monica California with dates pending.
The second poster hails from the inner workings of UK-based Decoded Theory with upcoming shortfilm survival thriller, Eden Grey, starring Mhairy Calvey as soldier-turned-fugitive on the run from a military black ops facility in the ultimate fight to expose the truth of her base’s dark experiments. Writer and director Tyrone Samuels produces with R.E. Wolfe and Christopher Jolley, and with a cast that includes Marco Torrens, Keith Porter, Timothy Hofmeier, Gately Freeman, Hannah Chalmers and Al Roye.
Breaking out this week with a bit of film fandom is a love letter fight redux inspired by Scott Mann’s The Tournament with Gaby Rodriguez and Mario Sanchez, and Hayden Lam laying the smackdown in a Crows-inspired fight scene experiment for a larger project. Director Sam KJ also makes his return to the Hit List by way of April action short, Unmaksed, whose Michael Lehr and Alvin Hsing shepherded the pre-visual action earlier on as showcased in a recently-released video included in the playlist before things turn up even more with Bryan Sloyer’s The Confidants.
This week was pretty heavy handed but I hope you all enjoyed this week’s picks. The entries from June 12 are still up and running so feel free to observes some of those goods at your own will and sub to the channels to show your support.
And, if you or someone you know has something stirring about in the world of stunts and action cinema and you feel it deserves a place in The Hit List, hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org!
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