Paper Marriage, that cutesy Sammo Hung actioner from 1988, was shot in Canada where the news did an in-depth feature about the production. Check out Chin Kar Lok doing the big fall at the end... twice.
Death Grip's production designer Ejay Ongaro talks about designing the museum scene and building the bathroom. Video by Alex Ng.
Sean Rochford talks about double backflips and all kinds of stuff he claims he can do. Sean's a Stunt People veteran, having worked with the team since 2003. You can check him out in Immortal, the "Uruvia Documentary" special feature on the Contour DVD, and as a hitman in The Tech. And no Sean does [...]
Alex Ng interviews Rise And Fail's co-producer and supporting actor Ed Kahana as he talks about Rise And Fail's action style, specifically during the group fight at the end of the film. Taking the best of the "Hong Kong way" and the "Korean way" of how action is shot and choreographed is something I've been [...]
We loved the jib in Rise And Fail. We rented it for a couple days early on and quickly realized that we could make great use out of it if we just had it for the entire shoot. So we rented it for the last four weeks of filming, and its quick maneuverability allowed for [...]
As writer/director/editor/co-producer/choreographer/star of a film, you end up with a lot on your plate. Here was a typical daily schedule while shooting Rise And Fail. 7:30 am, wake up, do emails 8:30 am, rewrite script for the day (DAILY) 9:30 am, paperwork and any unimportant personal stuff I've forgotten like bills and overdue parking tickets [...]
When calculating the budget of a feature film, if your short is $5000 and runs 15 minutes long, it's not as simple as saying this: 90/15=6 $5000x6=$30,000 When budgeting Rise And Fail I thought similarly, except I realized that my target audience wasn't YouTube, there was profit involved, and the project required that people work [...]