Fighter’s Legacy: Interview with Donnie Yen – Jade Screen

Donnie Yen is an undisputed legend of action cinema and remains one of the most highly regarded Martial Arts movie stars in the world. Through his lifelong passion for Martial Arts, the young Donnie entered the film business working with master director Yuen Woo-ping, setting him on a path to become one of the most recognised physical action stars of all time. Today he has starred in nearly 50 films, as well building an unparalleled reputation as an Award Winning …

Mark Strange: New Blood On The Rise – Martial Arts Illustrated

Cover interview and feature produced for Martial Arts Illustrated March 2011 issue… Mark Strange is the new blood on the action cinema stage; a former martial arts champion turned action star with extensive experience across the martial arts, earning titles as the Euro-British Full Contact Champion and the MAI National Chinese Forms Champion. Emerging from a strong fighting background having competed all over the world, Mark pursued a lifelong passion in film and would subsequently work on films like Batman …

Street Fighter Legacy feature – Martial Arts Illustrated

Street Fighter is one of the most popular, enduring action video game series the world has ever known. Whether it played the centrepiece of entertainment on the Sega Megadrive in the early 1990s or recently recaptured the imagination of fans on the Xbox360 and PlayStation 3 consoles, almost everyone of a certain generation battled their friends on Street Fighter. Street Fighter Legacy is the result of real fans staying true to the source material and delivering something fresh and exciting …

Street Fighter Legacy Interviews – Jade Screen

This was a cover feature for Jade Screen magazine. Street Fighter is one of the most popular video game series the world has ever known. Whether it played the centrepiece of entertainment on the Sega Megadrive in the early 1990s or recently recaptured the imagination of fans on the Xbox360 and PlayStation 3 consoles, almost everyone of a certain generation battled their friends on Street Fighter. To find out more about Street Fighter Legacy, the promo movie that’s taken the …

Interview with Action Director, Leo Au-Yeung – Jade Screen

Leo Au-Yeung is a renowned Wing Chun Master with the unique credentials of being the only appointed Wing Chun instructor for the hugely popular Ip Man movies. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Leo later travelled to the UK to study at University. As a heavily devoted practitioner of Wing Chun, he was able to train under some of the best instructors in the world today. It was through his connections and impressive teaching abilities he was invited to assist …

East Meets West: Stamping British Action On The Map – Jade Screen

The influence of Asian action cinema has long been felt far and wide. Fans and filmmakers from all over the world who grew up with Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan or ‘Beat’ Takeshi Kitano will always cite inspiration as these movie legends became integrated in our daily lexicon. Therefore it is particularly exciting when we in the UK, a market not yet renowned for its action output, begin creating quality action cinema citing the best influences from our eastern heroes. I …

Good To Be Bad: Bolo Yeung – Jade Screen

The Best of the Hong Kong Movie Villains A man widely known for his contributions to action cinema, Bolo Yeung, the real-life Chinese Hercules, was born in China in 1946. He pursued a strong interest in Martial Arts training from a young age which paralleled his other major passion: bodybuilding. He became known as the Chinese Hercules after he won the Hong Kong Bodybuilding Champion title in 1967 and went on to appear in films like Enter the Dragon, Bloodsport, …

Good To Be Bad: Frankie Ng – Jade Screen

The Best of the Hong Kong movie villains… Frankie Ng is a real-life badass of the highest order! A triad up until the age of 28, he earned the tattoos and look of a genuine tough guy which bode well for his subsequent transition to cinema.  After getting married and deciding to quit the Triad lifestyle, he took small jobs before finding a home in the movies. He made a living as a consultant on the Triad film genre and …

Interview with Taiwanese Director, Yu-Hsien Lin – Jade Screen

Yu-Hsien Lin is an acclaimed Taiwanese director whose creative filmmaking style has been picking up new fans all over the world. His documentary Jump Boys! portraying child gymnasts struggling to succeed in their budding careers, remains one of Taiwan’s most popular documentaries and elevated his status from new filmmaker to national talent. I caught up with Lin when he visited the UK to attend the European Premiere of his latest film, Sorry I Love You. Download the interview here!

Good To Be Bad: Chan Chi-Fai – Jade Screen

The Best of the Hong Kong movie villains… Chan Chi-Fai is a hugely underrated Hong Kong character actor, well known among fans for his slimy, loathsome villains. Having acted for some 30 years (first appearing onscreen in 1981), he has enjoyed a hugely successful career as a strong supporting player, best known from films like A Better Tomorrow, As Tears Go By and Return of the God of Gamblers. Download the article here!

Strange Days: Seni 2010 with Mark Strange – Martial Arts Illustrated

Mark Strange is an up-and-coming British Martial Arts action star and takes the lead in his new, no-holds-barred fight movie, 12 (Twelve). With over 26 years experience in Martial Arts competition, Mark was invited to Hong Kong where he worked alongside Jackie Chan on The Medallion and performed under action director, Donnie Yen, on The Twins Effect. Having attended Seni – the International Combat Sports Show – this year to promote the DVD release of 12 (Twelve), Mark reflects on …

Beardy Strikes Back! The Return of Leung Kar-Yan – Jade Screen

With an identifiably warm persona, a friendly, approachable look and graceful fighting style, Hong Kong actor Leung Kar Yan was not a typical martial arts star by any standard. Playing against the traditional leading male stereotype, he appeared in some of the most highly regarding kung fu movies of the 1970s and 80s, collaborating with Hong Kong’s best loved filmmakers. Sporting a tall athletic frame and trademark mane of thick, untamed hair, Leung came to be known as ‘Beardy’, a nickname passed to him by western …

  1. Pages:
  2. 1
  3. 2
  4. 3
  5. 4