THE HIT LIST - August 1, 2016
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For the next update, you would be wise to pan over to actor, martial artist and filmmaker Joseph Le and the guys over at Turtle Wave who now have an inspired take on a webseries concept they would love to see through. For this, we get a nifty little teaser for Pokémon Kung Fu, a tale that sets itself in a version of the Pokémon universe where the use of these monsters have been banned, forcing their trainers to adapt to abilities that empower them to fight challengers on their own.
The second comes courtesy of stuntplayers Spencer Mulligan and Eric Van Arsdale by way of the sweet sounds of Jim Croce for the new action concept, Gasp. It's a crazycool underwater fight concept performed by Mulligan and Ruben Maldonado, and just the kind of fight video I rarely see when I put Hit Lists together, which makes it all the more thrilling and refreshing. Enjoy!
And finally, we now have a playlist ripe with a trio of fantastic action pieces, including a lovely half hour throwback to finish things off just right.
First up is actress and stuntwoman Amy Sturdivant who is setting the course for a delightful career in filmmaking this month debuting her latest short, Redemption. Stuntman and choreographer Bryan Sloyer puts some of his best emotive and physical acting forward in this heartfelt action drama spiritual which centers on a man left to fight his demons alone until a guardian arrives to help save himself.
Last and far from least is a terrific 2013 shortfilm which, in my opinion, serves as a truly opportune preamble for anyone who reads Film Combat Syndicate. This one is called The End Of December which stars Nick Apostolides and Rachel Delante in the respective roles of December and The Widow, two former black ops soldiers who are forced to put aside their differences to help rescue a young boy.
I caught this at the time of its release and it has a few great twists and sets things up quite nicely for what Poirier has in store later this week. You'll hear more about it soon enough, but in the meantime, feast your eyes on the action-packed soliders' tale of intrigue, deception and forgiveness that is The End Of December.