Even ninjas have day jobs.
9 to 5 Ninja is an upcoming martial arts action-adventure mini-series featuring The Stunt People. The series begins with Aya (Anne Lundbom) and Gunner (Eric Jacobus) as two ninjas working for Ninjatel, a San Francisco non-profit that specializes in espionage, surveillance, extraction, and maiming on a ‘case-by-case’ basis. All proceeds go towards the relocation efforts for displaced ninja refugees from various ninja-clensing turmoil overseas in countries like Laos, Cambodia, and Somalia.
Shooting is complete and the episodes will be out in the coming months.
9 to 5 Ninja Trailer – The Stunt People from Eric Jacobus on Vimeo.
Shot in August of 2007, “Detour” is a sort of offshoot of “Contour” where Law (Eric Jacobus) goes to rent an apartment and strikes a deal with the landlord (Shaun Finney) where he’ll get a discount on his deposit if he takes care of a squatter (Chelsea Steffensen) outside. This is also one of our first collaborations with Pete Lee, who did the camerawork.
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As I wrote a couple months ago, Manny and Shawn from Lazy Brown Productions came and visited the San Francisco Bay Area to work on their film “Those Who Go to Hell.” The Stunt People took part in the shooting, and in our free time we went and shot “Flower Thieves,” a short about Manny and Shawn breaking into Eric’s house and ruining his life. It’s just a short comedy with a quick fight scene at the end. Enjoy.