Interview with Yang Ik-june – Jade Screen

For Asian movie fans sleeping under a rock, Breathless, the latest project from Korean filmmaker Yang Ik-june has been grabbing the interest of fans and critics all over the world. Already established on the festival circuit, Breathless has picked up numerous awards and stunned audiences with its raw, uncompromising portrayal of broken families and isolation. I caught up with the multi-talented writer, director, editor and star, Yang Ik-june… This interview, complete with an updated introduction, is due to appear in my book “Life of Action”. …

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 …

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 …

Interview with Mark Strange – Martial Arts Illustrated

Mark Strange is fast becoming one of the most highly regarded action stars on the British circuit. With a growing portfolio of impressive work to his name, he constantly reaffirms his status as one of the brightest and most hard working stars in the industry today. In addition to his years spent in filmmaking, Mark’s fighting experience spans over 24 years and traces a genuine passion for the martial arts back through his childhood. Download the interview here!

Interview with Gianna Jun – Jade Screen

Jun Ji-hyun (Gianna Jun) will be familiar to Asian movie fans as the stunning leading lady of box office hits like My Sassy Girl and Windstruck. Impressively, she has seen both commercial and critical success over the last decade, with plenty more still to come. Following her early career as a model, she successfully made the transition to cinema and has starred in some of the most popular and critically acclaimed romantic comedies to emerge from Korea in recent years. Most recently, she can be seen …

Interview with Scott Adkins – Hong Kong Cinemagic

Scott Adkins is a name familiar to serious fans of action cinema worldwide. Displaying a growing portfolio of exciting work, Adkins has established himself as one of the UK’s rising talents and one of the most impressive physical action stars to recently emerge from the western market. In Hong Kong, he worked on films like The Medallion, Black Mask 2, The Accidental Spy and Extreme Challenge. As fans eagerly await the release of Ninja and the highly anticipated Undisputed 3, it seemed a good time …

Interview with Bey Logan – Hong Kong Cinemagic

Hong Kong film fans will know Bey Logan as the multi-tasking, multi-talented driving force behind many film projects across the globe. His writing and producing, such as in the popular documentaries Jackie Chan: My Story and My Stunts, and feature films, including The Twins Effect and The Medallion, have gained him a recognisable body of work – including his critically acclaimed book; Hong Kong Action Cinema and acting roles in films such as Infernal Affairs II and Dragon Heat. UK …

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