To simply say how exciting it is to see actors Fabien Garcia and Lohan Buson back in the saddle for a new film project, is something of an understatement.
Together, they and the people under their Z-Team Films label have stood as part of the zeitgeist of aspiring filmmakers and performance artists for nearly twenty years, plying their trade online since the heydays of YouTube. They’ve since plied their trade in numerous projects, both in-house as well as with other creators, including Buson who went toe-to-toe with Iko Uwais in Gareth Evans’ blistering 2010 action drama, Merantau.
They eventually etched an award-winning a moment in history with the 2015 release of their inaugural hit martial arts action thriller, Die Fighting, which is currently available in the U.S. from Gravitas Ventures. A sequel would have been the next immediate step, but Garcia and Buson are ready to switch it up a little bit for something much more ambitious and suited for the wider genre crowd, with crowdfunding now underway for female-centric sci-fi action proof-of-concept, The Hunt: Savage Within.
So, here’s the skinny:
Billed as a gritty action feature akin to classic hits such as Predator, The Terminator and The Thing, The Hunt: Savage Within will introduce Sarah, a meek forest ranger who finds herself hunted by a shape-shifting alien creature known as The Trickster. When a band of spec-ops soldiers arrive to her aid during their investigation of the entity’s crash site, danger and imminent death soon grow closer, and Sarah will have to discover her own strength to survive.
As difficult as it is for independent filmmakers to steer a high-end project at first sail, a proof of concept in this case will be the first major step required for Garcia, Buson, and Z-Team production partner Christine Gorchon, to help drive investor interest. That means putting together an eye-popping sci-fi action shortfilm that promises to deliver more bang for your buck, a feat that you can bet Z-Team Films will more than achieve, tenfold.