The Fighting Spirit Film Festival (@FSFilmFestival) recently featured our film Blindsided alongside Scott Adkins’ action-comedy Accident Man.

Blindsided won Best Short at the 2017 Fighting Spirit Film Fest. Thank you Soo Cole for featuring our film, and Hardeep Mahal and Scott Adkins for the Twitter love.

Clayton Barber and I spent a chunk of 2017 on the continuation of Blindsided entitled “Blindsided: The Game“. Stay tuned for release details.

Eric Jacobus and fellow Bay Area indie filmmaker Darren Holmquist kick it in slow motion in Grave Error.

A bearded dude brings a shovel to your master’s grave. What would you do?

Kick each other! Obviously. The imagery is beautiful thanks to the camerawork and color editing of Huy Vu. Also special thanks must be given to the good people at Skylawn Funeral Home. Enjoy the punchline at the end too… though I suppose it should be called a “kickline” instead.

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Our latest short film Rope A Dope will be premiering at the LA Indie Film Fest, come check it out! I’ll be there along with the producers and potentially the other cast and crew to answer questions afterward. I’ll throw in a live back flip for free if you show up.

When:

Wednesday August 21 @ 8:00pm

Where:

Let Live Theatre
916 N. Formosa Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Going South on Formosa from Santa Monica Blvd. it is the Blue Building at the end of the block. There is a 60 car parking lot that is on either side of the building feel free to park here. Additional street parking is available as well as parking in the Gateway Mall, home of Target.

Tickets:

Rope A Dope is in SHORTS PROGRAM 1
$10 online or $12 at the door

See ya there!

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I’ve had the honor of being asked to play the part of Stryker for Mortal Kombat Legacy – Season 2.

Stryker character bio
Press release for Eric Jacobus as Stryker

On the right is a pic of me as Stryker, director Kevin Tancharoen, and Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers) as Johnny Cage. I’ll show more pics as I’m allowed to post them. In the meantime keep your eyes peeled for more press releases. And be excited!

Series is set to release second quarter of 2013.

Shaun Finney has released his second installment of Beast Mode, a reel of the latest indie action from across the globe, set to a rad song. If you’re new to the indie action world, then this is a great place to start.

The Stunt People Forum is also a great gathering place for indie action teams. Just go to the Independent Alley section to get your daily fix. Also be sure to check out Beast Mode 1, which is a similar compilation but of badass Hong Kong film clips.

I’ll be posting short reviews for the sake of search-ability, focusing on genre and how they live up the Action Kickback Model. I’ll review genre films in general; action, horror, sci-fi, etc. The main points I want to address with the reviews are:

Story – Do we care what’s happening?
Genre Promise – Does the film deliver on the genre promise? Does the sci-fi film use science as a device? Does the action film have action that serves the narrative? Etc.
Marketability – How well did it sell?

My hypothesis is that films that excel in story and genre promise tend to do the best on the market. There are exceptions, like the great films that failed due to poor advertising campaigns or being released on the same weekend as other major films, or good films that were saved by one-off advertising gimmicks that (probably) couldn’t be repeated, but my hypothesis is a general, high-level one that I hope will serve as a guide for anyone looking to make genre films, action or not.