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 …

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 …

Sex and Serial Killers: A Brief Guide to Category III Horror

This was originally written back in 2010 to be featured in a (sadly) discontinued new book on horror cinema from around the world. I wrote this short chapter to give genre fans an insight into the crazy world of Hong Kong’s Category III horror! As the publisher never completed the book, here’s my self-published chapter for your enjoyment! Hong Kong cinema is widely known for its high-octane Martial Arts and action titles. However, any hardcore fan will testify to the …

Bruce Lee’s Enter The Nunchaku – Jade Screen

An article I wrote on Bruce Lee’s use of the nunchuku weapon in his films and how it propelled into popular culture. Traditional martial arts weapons have always played an integral part in teaching and practice. For centuries this has been moulded by rigorous training, discipline and an understanding of their origin, purpose and significance. This article examines Bruce Lee’s now-legendary use of the nunchaku in his film and TV work… Read the article here!

Interview with Robin Shou – Jade Screen

Looking back to his humble beginnings as a stuntman in Hong Kong, Robin Shou made a strong impression from the very start of his career – battling some of cinema’s best known action stars and cementing his reputation as a hard working and highly dedicated master of his craft. What’s remarkable is that his film career took off almost by accident, and led to him starring in the film adaptations of the hugely popular Mortal Kombat franchise. Since then, Robin has continued expanding his portfolio of work …