Actress Anita Clay (Paying Mr. McGetty) will headline stunt performer Philippe Vonlanthen’s feature directing debut, Till Death Do Us Part. Cameras will roll in April next year from a script by Vonlanthen, which he will also produce via his Fondue Films production banner.
Clay will play the role of Maria for a story that Vonlanthen describes as “”a love story of inclusion in a climate of global warming conspiracy, combined with high-octane stunts, fights, and of course… Bollywood dance numbers.”; Los Angeles-based Master Sharron James will consult the production on the Bollywood musical elements.
The cast also includes John Jeffrey Arias (Break The Stage) and Adoni Maropis, (Bad Company, Mortal Kombat: Conquest), actress/martial artists Paris Bravo (Between Worlds) and actresses Sachiko Ishida (5150, Black Lightning: Tobias’s Revenge), actor Scott Peat (Into The Ashes), and actress and stunt multi-hyphenate Spice Williams-Crosby (The Sensei, Astro).
Further details are currently under wraps.
Vonlanthen, Swiss born and raised in Bognor Regis, West Sussex, UK, has been a student of the martial arts since the age of eight. He trained in various styles over the years studying under the likes of Eddie Hanson, and later under Chris Kent of KICKS Martial Arts and under Alan Gibson of SAMA UK to take on British Champion & International Champion fighting in Europe and then North America, becoming the first team ever to beat the U.S..
1999 eventually saw Vonlanthen segue into a likely stunt career performing at Phantasialands Wild West Stunt Show in Germany. He ultimately landed his first Hollywood feature credit in stunts with Joel Schumacher’s 2002 film, Bad Company, further accruing respp television and film credits such as The Dark Knight Rises, John Wick, Bushwick, FOX series Gotham, NBC’s The Blacklist and upcoming Amazon drama, Hunters.
Vonlanthen began developing his feature production and directing endeavors on Till Death Do Us Part after he found himself at LA’s Ronald Regan Medical Center back in August where he was treated with life-saving open-heart surgery. He proudly credits the likes of stunt industry professionals Pete Bucossi, Cort Hessler, Norm Douglass, and James and Andy Armstrong for giving him his stunt career.
More to come…