SP member JJ Johnson just posted up some photos of himself in Iraq alongside Tim Kahana, Ed’s younger brother. They’re currently serving as Marines in one of the most dangerous areas of the world. They even found time to do some advertising for us.

JJ and Tim, we wish you a safe tour and hope to see you soon!

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I’m working on the first steps today to get something going by creating a crew page for us as well as a couple bio and film pages. If anyone has a better suggestion for ways to organize this thing, then I’m all for it. Here are some thoughts I had for the future:

– Having an up-to-date database on all action crews from around the world, with cross-membership for various people if applicable

– Editors of the wiki scrutinizing all content so that random martial art clips that aren’t associated with the action film market will be removed

– A “fight network” of some kind where we could have, say, “Six degrees of separation between PERSON A and PERSON Z” by showing who PERSON A has fought, who that person’s fought, etc. all the way until someone’s fought PERSON Z. That’s ambitious, but damn it’d be cool.

– All info on past action crews, like those guys from Greece back in 2000

Any further ideas? Thoughts about rules and regulations? Post em here or just try them at the wiki and we’ll see what happens.

But most importantly, spread the word! This is the time to start connecting everything we’ve all ever done into something concise and open-source.

Hey everyone, Ed Kahana from the Stunt People here making a guest update!

Over two years ago, I began a project for a media class where we were to create a webisode series and produce at least one episode from it.  Of course, me being an indie martial arts action film guy, I came up with a webisode series featuring our The Stunt People and thus began “Ninja Gendai” (originally “9 to 5 Ninja”). What I produced for that class would become the second half of the first episode and was shot in 2006. There are at least 3-4 more episodes waiting in the wings that have already been shot.

In “Ninja Gendai”, ninja clans continue to exist in the present. Their descendants, ethnic ninjas, suffer like most third world minorities and some of them have begun immigrating to the United States.  These younger, ethnic Ninja-Americans use their ninja skills in the workforce to earn a living in modern times.

Episode One
While on a job for Ninjatel, Gunner gets a secret tip about some black market goods. In return, he must let the flamboyant criminal, Glimmer, escape.


At Comic-Con 2008 we were fortunate to meet Victoria Erica of Geek FM Radio, who interviewed me about The Stunt People and what we’re all about. The Geek FM Radio site is dedicated to geek stuff I guess, and we fit that nicely. So have a listen below, and don’t forget to check out their site for more audio-casts of nerds like us. Our interview is about half-way through the recording.
Geek FM Show #18

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Geek FM Show #18 from http://geekfmradio.vox.com/


The Stunt People have been making films for 7 years. During the first year, we made a total of 35 short films, the total length being 180 minutes. If you took an old pair of swim trunks, cut them short, ran them through bleach, decked them out in rhinestones and left them in the gutter, your old shorts would still be cooler than our old shorts.

Our old shorts can't compete Well at least he’s inspired some people, though some have claimed that our old shorts have as well. But as dead as our oldies are, they’ve only gone to the second life, which is “The Graveyard”. You can now revisit these timeless classics *gag* at The Graveyard Section. You’ll notice some of them have ‘journal’ links, which will bring up the old shooting diary I wrote for each one. Not all the videos all up yet, but I’ll be putting a few more up every week until they’re all there and the prophecy is fulfilled and god brings upon us all a plague of sequins.