About Mike Fury

The Blog Starts Here!

I setup this site with the aim of showcasing my work across all the various platforms and lines of communication I find myself involved in. Its a nice opportunity to collate my work into one, central place and hopefully some people may be interested in checking out what I’m doing next. There’s a lot of interesting stuff happening across the film industry and not just in Far Eastern Asia. With the launchpad of action cinema (and occasionally venturing into indie and arthouse) it is my aim to …

A Tribute to Shing Fui-on (1955-2009) – Jade Screen

Shing Fui-on is a name that needs no introduction to avid Hong Kong movie fans. Widely recognized from action and gangster films throughout the 1980s and 90s, Shing Fui-On, also known as ‘Daai So’ (‘Big Crazy’ in Cantonese) was one of cinema’s best loved villains. From his difficult early life battling poverty through to his rough and tough days as a young gang member, Shing was a rebel lucky enough to find an outlet for his energy in the film industry. In time he would become one …

Interviews with Mark Strange and Chee Keong Cheung – Jade Screen

Interviews with actor/producer, Mark Strange and writer/director/producer, Chee Keong Cheung, discussing their new film, Bodyguard: A New Beginning. Fast paced Hong Kong action collides with grainy British filmmaking in one of the most talked about films to recently emerge from the indie circuit. It’s not too often you see dynamic, high-impact martial artistry in London’s West End, but it’s a sight we could certainly get comfortable with. Directing his second action-packed feature film, Chee Keong Cheung moulds an energetic and …

Blockbuster Charity Signing – Press Release

Press release written for this charity signing event. Exclusive signing with stars of British action films ‘Underground’ and ‘Bodyguard: A New Beginning’: Mark Strange, Nathan Lewis and director, Chee Keong Cheung at Blockbuster Superstore, Preston, UK. Proceeds from the signing were donated to the Starlight Children’s Foundation. Read the press release here!

Mark Strange Actor Biography

Biography and site copy produced for British Martial Arts actor, Mark Strange Mark Strange is an Action Actor with extensive experience in Martial Arts and film. Having competed as a Martial Arts Champion all over the world and earning titles as the Euro-British Full Contact Champion and MAI National Chinese Forms Champion, Mark pursued a lifelong interest in film and made the transition to acting. Having appeared in Twins Effect (working under action director Donnie Yen) and The Medallion (alongside …

Enter the Fat Dragon: The Life & Films of Sammo Hung

Publisher: Screen Power Publishing Group Year: 2009 Editor: Richard Cooper Description: In a career which has evolved over nearly five decades, Sammo Hung has risen from his humble beginnings as a stunt-player and extra at the famous Golden Harvest Studios to become the most influential and prolific innovator the Hong Kong Film Industry has ever known, constantly discovering new stars and creating new trends in Action Cinema. Sammo’s groundbreaking career, as actor, director, writer and producer has given birth to …

Bruce Lee’s 10 Greatest Hits – Jade Screen

I wrote this article analysing and dissecting some of Bruce Lee’s very best fight scenes and what made them special After our look at Bruce Lee’s now-famous use of the nunchaku in the last issue, it is also important to remember the range and diversity of Bruce’s fight scenes. Through this he explored many different techniques and methods in a tragically short filmmaking career. Bruce was widely renowned for addressing complex, often challenging issues in his film work, contributing ideas and …

Jackie Chan’s Police Story trilogy examined – Screen Power

This is an article I wrote on the original, classic Police Story trilogy, still among my favourite Jackie Chan movies and arguably some of the best Hong Kong action films ever made! This was written for Jackie’s official Screen Power Magazine. Jackie Chan’s Police Story is not simply one of his most memorable and iconic films, but also one of the most important pieces of 20th century action cinema. The 1985 original influenced action filmmakers around the world and set new …