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 …

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 …

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 …

Redcon-1 on the Horizon

Redcon-1 is a movie I’ve had on the radar for sometime. Touted to be an ambitious British action/horror epic, I’ve been keeping a close watch since its very early development and have been a fan of the filmmaking team for many years, even interviewing writer/director Chee Keong Cheung, actor/producer Carlos Gallardo and actor/producer Mark Strange in Life of Action. Cheung and Strange have made homegrown Brit indie action movies like 12 and Bodyguard: A New Beginning and Gallardo is best known for his famous collaborations with Robert …

Guest on Spin 1038 Radio

I joined Gordon Hayden on SPIN 1038 to talk Life of Action and all things action cinema. We also covered Scott Adkins in Doctor Strange, Donnie Yen in Star Wars: Rogue One and a range of other topics. Thanks for having me! The interview was broadcast on air and you can also listen below. If you love your action and martial arts movies then you’ll be intrigued to read Life of Action from fight choreographer and movie journalist Mike Fury. It features interviews …

Discovering Jino Kang

I recently discovered the work of martial artist, actor and filmmaker Jino Kang and wanted to share some thoughts. If you’re an old time fan of 1970’s and 80’s Kung Fu flicks, his work is a fun throwback, particularly for nostalgic nuts like me. Kang was born in South Korea and immigrated to San Francisco with his parents during the 1970’s. As I’ve discovered SF now plays a major backdrop in his films, evidently close to his heart. Today he runs a …

Ti Lung Birthday Tribute

To celebrate the birthday of Shaw Brothers icon Ti Lung, me and a host of others writers share our favourite movies from his vast career. Thanks to Shaolin Chamber 36 for asking me to contribute. “Ti Lung is an action icon in the truest sense. In fact, listing his best kung fu flicks is extremely tough because there are so many greats, just as you’d expect from someone whose career was forged at the iconic Shaw Brothers studios. I also …

Guest on Kung Fu Movie Guide Podcast

I was very happy to chat with Ben Johnson from Kung Fu Movie Guide for Episode 2 of their new podcast. We discussed a wide range of topics including my book Life of Action, favourite movies and actors, my own on set film experiences, future projects and more. It was a lot of fun, thanks for having me! Mike Fury is an author, journalist, choreographer and action movie expert. He is also a great guest to have on the Kung Fu …

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