THE HIT LIST - February 29, 2016
Onward to a few promotional bits and one dating back to a few updates I shared last year for a project called I Am Spartan. Dance Nocturnal's own Jyo Carolino stars and directs in the short which centers on a former soldier who, on a tragic twist of fate, is given an opportunity to redeem himself, and all he has to do is survive! I was instantly sold on the concept and story, and the teaser drew me some as well and I'm looking forward to watching and sharing it here when it airs online this March. Peep the poster below!
The last is a teaser for a project coming soon from writer, producer and director Shawn Bu for Darth Maul: Apprentice, and the teaser for it just glistens with appeal. Vi-Dan Tran directs the action with a cast that includes Mathis Landwehr, Svenja Jung, Eskindir Tesfay, Sefa Demirbas and Maja with Ben Schamma in the title role.
The playlist finishes with three videos - The first two are recut fight sequences by filmmaker Darren Holmquist, shot initially for a project now under water and I'm pretty happy to share these as they're some of the best I've seen from Holmquist since I began following Dardrex Productions a lot more. Holmquist is joined by Trinity Allen, Matt Bethel and John Rickard in both videos, respectively. The third comes courtesy of filmmaker Taj. L. Cooper testing out his own action chops with Holmquist front and center opposite Ronma Perry in Intercept.
It's a very visually stunning piece from the crew that brought us The Akira Project in recent years, and not much is known beyond its removal from online two months ago. At any rate, this puppy is back up and all yours to endulge.
As for the playlist, filmmaker Anthony Winson is getting things up and rolling with a little piece that looks bound for a possible webseries starring Cora Vanaman. It's titled My Name's Faith and while I am new to Winson, I caught the name of actor and martial artist Craig Canning who co-stars in and choreographs for this one, and seeing as how I've followed him for better part of the last three years, I was instantly intrigued to check it out, and now I'm sharing it. The second comes courtesy of Rocketjump with actress and writer Ashly Burch tearing it up at a sleep over in Sleep Fighter, followed by Andrew Shanks's latest contribution from Fury Fingers with Anthony Rinna front and center in Pac Man: Come Out To Play, and martial arts action favorite Felix Fukuyoshi Rwwue's most recent get-together with fellow actor Alesssndro Lo Cacciato in a robust new hitman gem called Wrong Way.