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Kiai-Kick Films Presents The Official Poster And Site Of The New Mini Webseries, CORNERED
Donald Brooks and Bobby Hernandez in the upcoming new series, CORNERED
The online independent action community is poised to add yet another to the list of entertaining gems viewable on the web this year. Dallas Fort Worth native and Kiai-Kick.com founder, Austin-based indie filmmaker Michael S. Moore has launched the official website for his thrilling new webseries, Cornered, and while no stranger to martial arts action, the latest bit of teaser footage he unveiled earlier this month offers something promising to look forward to ahead of its release.
Lead actor, martial artist and stuntman Donald Brooks headlines the story which forsees a cop's mission to fight his way through a gauntlet of deadly fighters to retrieve a briefcase and save the life of a woman from captivity. Interesting, as whatever is in that briefcase must be worth the extra effort, especially in a project themed with homages to a handful of the biggest names in recent martial arts movie history, and not for nothing either with actor and fight choreographer Aaron D. Alexander on hand to deliver the stylish coordination for a cast of this caliber.
At any rate, the series is also gracing hopeful fans with a fresh new poster which you can check out below.
Cornered will debut in four parts between episodes as long as seven-to-ten minutes. Brooks is joined by Kerry Ramsay, Sharmita Bhattacharya and Lindsey Lemke, with Bobby Hernandez, Rachel Wiese, Chris Cude, Geronimo Son, Yuki Ishiguro and Ron Leblanc rounding out the cast. Kindly pay a visit to the official Facebook page for the series to get a good footing of the content and further info that will be made available in the coming weeks!
Making a film of any kind takes some seriously hard work, especially one that pushes boundaries. I've never been in an editing booth, although I can imagine the tediousness that comes with putting together a project that can be physically and mentally demanding on its face. Throw in the bread and butter of special visual effects and although your time is your own, you're ultimately on a whole other battlefield. It's an emotion that's understandable for want of being a creative and to be able to share it with audiences. After all you've been through in life until now and investing a heavy portion of your time and energy on a project like Black Lightning: Tobias's Revenge, actor and filmmaker Choice Skinner is more than qualified on the matter after winning Best Fan Film at the Urban Action Showcase and Expo last November.
"The team and I were honored to have been selected and screened at such a prestigious event." says Skinner before giving praise to the…
Welp... it's been a less than ceremonious weekend for me. Being sick didn't help much for want of seeing Black Panther (guess who is avoiding Facebook to abstain from spoilers!), but it did give me a chance to do some important work for the site.
Ultimately, that includes introducing the week's entries for The Hit List now online and with none other than stuntwoman Tally Rodin getting our stunt playlist off to an explosive start. Following that are reels by Aidan Kennedy, Ronnie Shalvis, Nilo Ghajar-Williams, Thomas Lorber and a parkour jam sesh hosted by 3Run. Rounding it all out are Daniel Bodlák, Marco Falcone, Emily Tung, Jae Greene, Rebecca Ahn and Robin Calvo.
Making the trailer rounds this week we now have a look at an upcoming project over at the Lunar Stunts channel with Cabine Mortelle. Plot details are nil but the teaser itself is really all you need to figure it out as it somehow leads to some fantastic fight scenery among our cast listing Allen Quindiagan, Pa…
The days of video stores are long behind us, as are the days of distributors throwing literally EVERYTHING at the booming DVD market. In those halcyon days, independent distributors were lining up to partner with (see: take advantage of) indie filmmakers and help chains like Blockbuster and Hollywood Video fill the gaps in their shelves between big Hollywood releases. For those of us brave enough to wade through this swamp of content, the occasional diamonds felt like a gift from god.
For every 10 unmitigated disasters, there was a gem like Mean Guns or Extreme Heist to incentivize further exploration. Sadly those days are lost to time; a fading piece of nostalgia that older millennials will lament to future generations. But maybe those days aren't totally lost. The torch of obscure video store treasures may have been passed to an unlikely new champion... Amazon Prime!
From the beginning, Amazon Prime felt grittier than the other big dog of streaming, Netflix. It was a bit more …