About Mike Fury

Essential Action Movie Books

It’s a real honour for Life of Action to be included in The Action Elite‘s recently compiled “Essential Action Movie Books” in very good company. Some excellent titles are featured elsewhere in this list so it’s a very kind gesture. Thanks guys! “Until recently there had never really been that many books about action movies; it was always a genre that critics scoffed at and never gave it the respect it was due, despite the fact it’s the most popular movie genre …

Life of Action – All Press

Here is a selection of the great press received for Life of Action so far! I am truly grateful that so many different people, from casual and avid film fans, through to young filmmakers, stunt guys, writers and academics, have embraced the book and really got on board with what it’s all about. It has made the whole journey and process totally worthwhile. Thanks so much for all the great support. Let’s keep it going and do part 2 soon! REVIEW The …

Life of Action Volume 2 Teaser

I posted this teaser image on Facebook for Life of Action Vol. 2. I’ve had a lot of emails and messages hoping for a new book so I appreciate the enthusiasm and support. This photo features myself with multi-talented action star and filmmaker Michael Jai White (The Dark Knight, Black Dynamite, Blood and Bone) who is involved in the next book. The accompanying caption reads… “Life of Action Vol. 2 spoiler alert! Very early days but things are progressing. Thanks for all your …

The Best of Christmas Action

Action cinema is raw, visceral and the classic setup of good guys battling the odds simply never gets old. It’s also the perfect entertainment for any season. Aside from the great slapstick of seasonal picks like Home Alone and Jingle All the Way, nothing beats a good old fashioned Christmas action movie to kick back to during the holidays. To celebrate this grand tradition, here are five of my personal favourites, a reminder that bad guys don’t take time off… and neither do our heroes! First …

The Martial Arts Kid

The Martial Arts Kid is a Karate Kid themed tale following rebellious teen Robbie (Jansen Panettiere) who has various run-ins with the law. He soon moves to Cocoa Beach, Florida to live with his Aunt Cindy (Cynthia Rothrock) and Uncle Glen (Don “The Dragon” Wilson) who also teach martial arts. Struggling to settle in, Robbie takes a liking to local girl Rina, but her bully boyfriend makes it his mission to punish and humiliate the new kid. In his attempts to stand tall and win …

Filming Wrapped on The Verge

I have just wrapped on The Verge, a female-driven action short with a tight and simple premise. Really happy to be part of this one and had the chance to team up again with my good friend, actor, producer and stunt coordinator Mark Strange (Stan Lee’s Lucky Man, 12). The Verge is a frantic action, sci-fi short film following three women fighting for survival on the edge of an ongoing apocalypse. In the basement of a derelict building, three young women wait to face the final …

The Verge (Short) (2017)

Company: Thunderhawk Pictures Directed by Mark J. Blackman Stunt coordinator: Mark Strange Assistant stunt coordinator: Mike Fury Cast: Crystal Clarke, Elizabeth Tan, Megan Prescott. Synopsis: The Verge is a frantic action, sci-fi short film following three women fighting for survival on the edge of an ongoing apocalypse. In the basement of a derelict building, three young women wait to face the final test of a selection process. While a brutal storm grows threateningly outside, the challenge is revealed: they need to make it to the top …

Eden Gray Interview

Here is an interview I filmed just before fight coordinating new kickass short film, Eden Gray, which has now wrapped. In the story, soldier Eden Grey becomes the target of a shadow agency when she escapes a facility after being subjected to an off-the-record experiment. On the run, Eden must avoid capture and go public with evidence that will expose the startling truth behind the clinical trials. In the interview I talk about my background, previous work, my efforts with my book Life of Action …

Eden Gray (Short) (2017)

Company: Decoded Theory Directed by Tyrone Samuels Stunt coordinator: Mike Fury Assistant stunt coordinator: Francois Mequer Cast: Mhairi Calvey, Marco Torrens, Keith Porter, Timothy Hofmeier, Gately Freeman, Hannah Chalmers. Synopsis: Soldier Eden Grey becomes the target of a shadow agency when she escapes a facility after being subjected to an off-the-record experiment. On the run, Eden must avoid capture and go public with evidence that will expose the startling truth behind the clinical trials. The film is currently in post-production.

Filming Wrapped on Eden Gray

I have just wrapped filming Eden Gray, a kickass new short action/thriller. In the story, soldier Eden Grey becomes the target of a shadow agency when she escapes a facility after being subjected to an off-the-record experiment. On the run, Eden must avoid capture and go public with evidence that will expose the startling truth behind the clinical trials. It is written and directed by Tyrone Samuels, a very talented young filmmaker, and stars Mhairi Calvey (Braveheart) in the title role. The whole …

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