Life of Action Volume 2 Teaser

I posted this teaser image on Facebook for Life of Action Vol. 2. I’ve had a lot of emails and messages hoping for a new book so I appreciate the enthusiasm and support. This photo features myself with multi-talented action star and filmmaker Michael Jai White (The Dark Knight, Black Dynamite, Blood and Bone) who is involved in the next book. The accompanying caption reads… “Life of Action Vol. 2 spoiler alert! Very early days but things are progressing. Thanks for all your …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Book review in Martial Arts Illustrated

It was great to see a nice, full page review of Life of Action in the June issue of Martial Arts Illustrated magazine, still the UK’s number one martial arts magazine. Writer Andrew Staton gives the book an excellent review and summarises some of his favourite action stars profiled in the book, alongside some nice images. “From beginner through to Black Belt, MAI covers all styles of martial art, from Karate, Taekwondo and Kung Fu to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Thai boxing, Eskrima and …

Book review from Outlaw Vern

I was pleased to see a great write-up for my book Life of Action courtesy of Outlaw Vern (Seagalogy, Yippee Ki-Yay Moviegoer). If you haven’t read his books or reviews, they come highly recommended. I’ve been a fan of his work for a long time so I’m very grateful and glad he liked it. He wrote: “Fury’s book will continue to be an important resource, particularly for documenting our current era of martial arts movies…” Read the full review here!

Life of Action at 87Eleven HQ

Photo courtesy of 87Eleven Action Design It was great to see my book Life of Action holding a coffee table spot at 87Eleven HQ. The team posted this picture of their new Cold Steel training weapons and the book is seen (with Scott Adkins on the cover) casting a watchful eye. The book features extensive interviews with 87Eleven co-founders Chad Stahelski and David Leitch who are now embarking on their increasingly busy paths as filmmakers, responsible for John Wick 1 …

Guest on The Debatable Podcast

I was pleased to be invited on The Debatable Podcast to discuss writing my book, plus a range of other topics. Thanks for having me! Mike Fury author of Life of Action, joins me on this episode. We talk his origins, how he became involved with his lifelong passion for action cinema, and the process of writing his excellent book. We also touch on Walter Hill’s The Warriors, action cinema’s reputation and the respect martial artists deserve… You can listen to the …

The Top Martial Arts Movie Villains

The Book The Film The T-Shirt presented this piece to coincide with the release of my book, Life of Action! In any story of good vs evil, a hero needs a strong, worthy villain to overcome. The best villains will always appear as good as (if not better than) the unlikely protagonist and only through sheer perseverance and battling the odds will our hero ultimately emerge triumphant. Throughout the decades, the martial arts genre has seen many villains transcend status as generic “bad guys” …

Guest on Double Page Spread Podcast

I was very happy to be invited as a guest on the Double Page Spread podcast (episode 123) to discuss writing Life of Action, its featured stars and filmmakers, movies, my own film work, the state of the action industry and a range of other topics. Big thanks to host Wendi Freeman for having me! You can listen here.

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