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As for all else, The Hit List is back with another installment that DEFINITELY took some effort to sift through and collect for. And, to date, we have a fresh new offering from Michelle C. Smith to get things started for this week’s latest stunt reel playlist, followed by reels from Rodney Alexandre, Hiram Caraballo, Alex Bracq, Rei Dietz, Karleena Gore, Gee Alexander, Jason Burnett, Robert Steven Brown, Jesse Haus, Nicole Fournier, Scott Bringe, Kevin Inouye, Timothy Kittlestad, Kamil Szlachta, Lauren Nguyen, Hayden Bishop, Tom O’Connell, Randall Trang, Lexter Santana, Ashley Pynn, Breck Robinson, Baur Abishev and Kazakh Union action team, and Jude Poyer.
Time for a few trailers to make note of, and we begin with Nothing Is Sacred, a dark short tale aimed at prefacing a hopeful feature film about one man’s take down of a sex trafficking organization and the rescue of his young niece with the help of a high-ranking cop playing both sides. The short features Christian Howard starrring with lead actor and filmmaker Peter Jang who stands as one of this year’s biggest, most promising directing prospects of late with the coming launch of his Simplicity Pictures banner.
Following that is a teaser for action comedy, Attack The Dojo!, from Gunsavior Pictures and shot in a first-ever stint with a Blackmagic Pocket 4K Cinema Camera from star/director James Couche, and the official trailer ahead of this week’s long-awaited release of the celebrated Jean-Paul Ly/Law Plancel action short proof, The Division.
We also have the latest look below at what’s coming from Art School Dropouts in Lady 2 – a sequel short following up Stephanie Pham‘s darker 2018 action outing, Lady, and some new photos just beneath from the latest production of Afro Samurai Champloo as crowdfunding continues from Team Red Pro and Quirktastic.
Xavier Luo was kind enough to reach out to us with an upload of a Christmas jam he did with Kawui Joa and Chris Llorca this past winter. That one kicks off this week’s round of action-heavy fights and films followed by Micah Moore lensing some fight concepts with Heather Hayes, Matt Scheib, Alex Hashioka and Tang Nguyen, Robin Calvo catching a Fade with Bee Rolle, Tarell Bullock and Bryant Garcia Cruz, and Flipkick Films brings us to Level Zero with Anthony Javier and Paolo Alberto.
Josh Yadon shares his latest Moment Invitational entry, A Cliché Kill with C.C. Weske and Jett Jansen, followed by Jawed El Berni’s A Bittersweet Night from Vagrant Films (entered to us by cinematographer Kyro Wavebourne). Bookending the playlist is Calvert David Miles’s Rage with Nelson Estevez and Malachi Mutakkabir, and the latest episode of Yes, Auntie! which flashbacks into Mama’s scarred past – played dually by Robert Samuels and Rebecca Hargrove, and finally introduces a new character teased in a line of posters earlier this year.
And…last and far from least is the long-awaited proof-of-concept action thriller pilot, Option Zero. I’ve proudly given this project the oxygen it deserves and I now welcome and any and all to indulge in the action and thrills featuring Amy Johnston, Christian Howard, Eliver Ling, Chris Conrad and Adolfo “Shabaa-Doo” Quiñones.
On that note, enjoy the hits!
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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.