ONCE A COWBOY, ALWAYS A RANGER: A Word With BUFFALO BOYS Star Yoshi Sudarso
As 2017 came to a close, the new year felt ripe in its approach with the number of projects - particularly coming out of Southeast Asia - that were slated to arrive at forthcoming dates. It all stems from the kind of residual energy and excitement that has been percolating since Gareth Huw Evans put an unknown in the spotlight with Iko Uwais in Merantau, just several years before an already world-scale famous Tony Jaa would segue into more flexible auspices of management ahead of Furious 7, among other regional entities such as in Singapore, India, the Philippines, Cambodia and the like.
On the set of THE MAGICIAN
Photo: Amy Sturdivant
|L to R: Ario Bayu, Sunny Pang and Yoshi Sudarso on the set of BUFFALO BOYS (2018)|
|Yoshua and Peter Sudarso on the set of THE PAPER TIGERS (TBD) - Photo: Al'n Duong|
It's especially what got me following folks like Zero Gravity in their heyday, as well as The Stunt People, VJ Films, Jabronie Pictures, Rising Tiger and anyone or other group or individual I myself have kept tabs on since around 2004; Thousand Pounds Action Company is certainly another entity in that regard as well as its subsequent evolution, Epic Rival, who has Sudarso set to star in another high-concept offering with Final Fight-inspired The Broken Gear, which arrives later this year following a screening a few months ago at MagFest. For this, the online independent film scene is one Sudarso is certainly tethered to and, understandably, for good reasons across the board.