THE HIT LIST - March 21, 2016
Alas, welcome back to another installation of The Hit List featuring some of the latest and best in action performance from today's inspired film actionistas. The first round is always the most fun, and that pertains to some meaty stunt reels now available this week with the first reel via Vimeo with an exhilarating stunt and fight choreography reel by Manu Lanzi. The playlist beneath continues things onward starting with Daryl Prachett with one of four new reels this month on his channel, along with reels from Laurie Singer, Paul Hampshire, Nikki Brower, Darin Hicks and Tyler Buckingham, followed by a new reel from The 100 and Banshee co-star Joseph Gatt, freerunner and stuntman Alex Tucker, and a reel hailing from Indonesia's own Deswyn Pesik.
Next in line is a new behind-the-scenes featurette from the recent production of Kiai-Kick Films's latest debut, El Gato Negro: Prey, starring Bobby Hernandez in the title role based on Richard Dominguez's 1993 comic book. Director Michael S. Moore is at the helm of this latest venture which he initially hopes to launch a latino superhero into the mix as well as advance efforts toward feature length territory should lightining strike. At current, however, the shortfilm is finally in post-production mode, and Moore and his team are asking your help to complete the process by achieveing their necessities via their new Kickstarter campaign page where you will likely find plenty of information on the project, as well as how to donate, and what you can gain for your generosity.
The last entry is a teaser clip from Jyo Carolino's upcoming indie action short, I Am Spartan with a full fight scene that initally premiered at MidSouthCon in Tennessee last week. The shortfilm, in whole will premiere on April 27, starring Carolino as a traumatized soldier forced to fight a new war at home in order to redeem himself. Jai Tanghal, and Drew Russom are also featured in the clip.
Enjoy the selections below!
The final entry is of my own choosing, courtesy of Lunar Stunts with Eat. Pray. Ninja., an award-winning piece I happily wrote about back in 2014. Caroline Ward leads the comedic affair in the story of a screenwriter forced to make certain changes to her script, and needless to say, that's where the antics come in with Irvin Nguyen and Mickey Arce commencing the ninja craziness. I'm resurrecting it because like many of director Eric Nguyen's shorts, this one is worth an audience all the same.