See where it all started with Donnie Yen, from the view of public access TV in Boston.
Flitz, creator of the self-described “nerd” webcast The Chotto Show, came to the San Francisco Bay Area for a day to shoot a little video he calls “Tour”. From the Youtube description:
The second sort of offshoot of the Stunt People film “Contour,” the short film “Tour,” takes place among one of the many adventures of the San Francisco tour guide, Law (Eric Jacobus). Law picks up a couple of tourist, Flitz (Amra RIcketts), and Dude (James Gilstrap), looking to see the San Francisco sites. Sadly for law, the tourist are actually looking for a tour around the city, and not the narcotics that usually come along with the “tour” Law offers. Amidst the misunderstanding Law’s tour competition Carter (Shaun Finney), shows up, to snuff out law. The two tourist get caught in the middle and chaos ensues.
Tour is like Reno 911 mixed with Kung fu cinema. No scripts, all improve and full of awkward moments, with a taste of action to wet your whistle in true Stunt People fashion. Watch and enjoy! ^_^
Directed by- Eric Jacobus & Amra Ricketts
Edited by- Amra Ricketts
“Tour” was mostly made through improvisation (except the fight). There will be a few other Contour / Detour offshoots while we get ready for the Detour feature film. Some characters will cross over into the Detour feature, though those characters may end up being played by different characters. For example, “Carter” in the above video will be played by Dennis Ruel.
Micah Brock’s short film “Johnny Owes”, featuring Dennis Ruel of The Stunt People, recently won the Action on Film Festival’s “Best Fight Choreography (short)” award. Micah’s hard-hitting style of choreography is reminiscent of Tony Jaa’s in “Ong Bak” and “The Protector” and undoubtedly made an impact on the judges when they handed down their decisions. The small-res version is embedded below, but Brock recommends the high definition download since it was shot in HD.
Johnny Owes – Martial Arts Action Short Film