THE HIT LIST - September 19, 2016
Taking the lead is the usual playlist of stunt reels from some of today's hardcore wreckers and coordinators of epic screen action and stunt work, now featuring Force Storm Entertainment's own Noah Fleder, the pre-visual wizardry of stunt coordinator Dave Macomber, and action actor Jonny Caines with a reel featuring some spectacular new footage from a feature project currently in post-production (see more on Caines's latest efforts here). Rounding out the playlist are Ashley Short, Craig Morgan, Aaron Delaney, Julia Maggio, Daniel Locicero, Jake Eavey, Jericho Green, Angelo Poulis, William Greenburg, Malay Kim, Tyler Hall, and the newest amalgam of action practice footage by Czech Republic-based Balestra Fencing Group.
This is one other gem I actually had the opportunity to screen earlier this year but I couldn't post anything as it was planning a fest run at the time. Thankfully, it's here and all still very much worth sharing as fans and netizens alike now get to see just why people like Lei are deserving of her accolades. By all means, it's four minutes of contemplative drama, action, brutality and gore.. what more do you want?
Capping things off for this week's installation is a much-needed dose of comedy lighten things up, and first of four videos playlisted comes from actor and filmmaker Joey Min following last week's premiere of the new webseries, My Asian Auntie, hailing from Art School Dropouts. It's a score of pure kung fu slapstick and laughs with Min as an unconvincing old woman in the title role but it presents a gleeful formula for something albeit fun to watch online. You can click here to see my earlier full thoughts on the series as well if you so wish!
Next up is actress and martial artist Sascha Raeburn who landed on my radar a few years ago upon finding her 2013 comedy short, Dragon Master. She's since returned to the fray with a mini-webseries titled Ninja Girl Payback, with Raeburn as a manufactured ninja currently adjusting to her new life while planning her revenge as a superhero. It's a one-woman show and it's all Raeburn who directs and stars as she grants viewers a showcase of her skillset in martial artist and animation.