Expect no deals, no compromises and no mercy in this fan-adaptation of Marvel's foremost anti-hero, The Punisher! In "The Punisher: No Mercy" Frank Castle pursues his dark crusade of brutal justice against criminals who prey on the innocent. They may think they're above the law, and they may be right, but they're not above punishment, they're not above HIM.
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Shawn Baichoo Takes No Prisoners In The New Shortfilm, THE PUNISHER: NO MERCY
first teaser in May and circulating through this summer's film festival circuit, the Montreal-based independent action film group, The Kombat Krew, unveiled their new Marvel short fan film, The Punisher: No Mercy. Directed by independent filmmaker, co-producer/writer J. Ambrus, the shortfilm was shot between October and November 2012 for 3.5 non-consecutive shooting days with actor, indie action star and stunt coordinator, Shawn Baichoo in a unique portrayal of the Marvel character opposite actors James Malloch and Giancarlo Caltabiano.
The short film also stars actress and martial arts perfomer Amber Goldfarb in the role of fellow Marvel anti-heroine in red, Elektra, which for Baichoo was, as he explains, a particular casting choice waiting to happen over the last several years. "Amber and I knew each other vaguely from theatre school (she graduated a few years after me), but I got to know her when we worked on Assassin's Creed II together. Appropriately enough, I was designing a fight for it and she was the actress cast to kick some ass. After that we started training together and doing small projects and became good friends, and so when the idea for PNM came up, I thought she'd be a shoe-in for Elektra. In fact, we wrote in Elektra because of her, not the other way around (i.e. writing the part and then trying to cast it)!"
Baichoo has plans to follow up The Punisher: No Mercy in later projects, provided the viewing numbers are good, in addition to other superhero projects. So feel free to check it out in the embed below, and follow Baichoo on twitter @ShawnBaichoo for more exciting content in the months ahead.
You can also find Twitter and Facebook links to subscribe to the shortfilm in the YouTube description.