7/10 book review from Starburst Magazine

I’m very proud that my book Life of Action has earned a really positive review and 7/10 score from Starburst Magazine! They even went on to say the book represents “an irresistible opportunity to learn more about the lives and work of hard-working, largely-unsung and often fairly anonymous filmmakers.” You can read the full review here. Thanks for the support!

Interview with Kung Fu Movie Guide

Here’s a new, in-depth interview I did with Kung Fu Movie Guide discussing many topics including my book, Life of Action, action genre trends, working with Scott Adkins, the legacy of Darren Shahlavi and more. Thanks for the opportunity and support! They wrote: “Life of Action is the first book by film journalist Mike Fury. It’s a detailed analysis of action cinema told by some of the genre’s most famous names and features interviews with stunt coordinators, fight choreographers, directors …

Isaac Florentine Exclusive with Moviescope

To celebrate the release of my book Life of Action, renowned filmmaking magazine Moviescope shared an exclusive extract from Undisputed & Ninja director Isaac Florentine‘s interview, discussing his earliest memories working in America, having moved from Israel as a young man. Read the full article here. Remember, you can order the book in print and ebook formats from here!

Life of Action – Official Press Release

New book “Life of Action” offers insight into the world of action genre filmmaking and has already been applauded by both readers and industry professionals. Three years in the making by martial arts and film journalist Mike Fury, the book features interviews with the men and women of action genre cinema and is available as a paperback, with an ebook edition to follow soon. Featuring an iconic cover image of British action star Scott Adkins as his popular character, Yuri …

Interview with Film Combat Syndicate

Here’s an interview I did with Film Combat Syndicate discussing my book, Life of Action. Thanks for having me! They wrote: “It’s a new generation for the genre, far more different than the glory days it saw earlier in the last four decades, but the love for the craft is still there as well as the fandom, and the continued growth of the connectivity of the audience. UK choreographer/actor Mike Fury is no stranger to the voices among the crowd, …

“Life of Action” Artwork Released

With my book being released very soon, I was excited to finally release the front cover art, showcasing an iconic shot of Scott Adkins as the legendary Yuri Boyka from the Undisputed movies. Stay tuned for more on the book’s release very soon. It will be available as both a hard copy paper back and e-book worldwide. I’m very excited to finally share it with everyone! For a refresher on who is interviewed in the book, you can check out …

Green Street 3 Gets US Release

Some great news! Green Street Hooligans: Underground (aka Green Street 3: Never Back Down) is in selected US cinemas now! Following this theatrical release, the VOD and DVD release is scheduled for 27 January 2015. The film was released in the UK by Lionsgate earlier in the year. According to the AMC Theatres website, after the worldwide success of Green Street Hooligans and it’s subsequent sequel, it was inevitable that a third film would be planned. Green Street Hooligans: Underground …

Filming Wrapped on Zoe and the Astronaut

I have just wrapped filming for Zoe and the Astronaut, a forthcoming feature. I stunt coordinated and played a supporting role in the film. In the story, a teenage girl suffering from Leukemia rediscovers her lust for life when a mysterious Astronaut crash lands near her home. The film blends themes of drama, romance and sci-fi and is intended for release at festivals in the near future. It is written and directed by Eke Chukwu, who I previously worked with …

“Life of Action” Latest News

In the lead up to the release of my forthcoming book, “Life of Action”, each week I announced a new name from the world of action cinema who is interviewed in the book. The full list is now featured below and comprises a wide range of actors, filmmakers and stunt personnel from the East and West. The book will be released as a paperback and e-book in early 2015, with more info to follow soon. As for the above image from Ninja: Shadow of a Tear, both …

Fight Choreography Workshop at The Biz Theatre School – May 2014

Following on from previous workshops and building on earlier sessions, I taught a new screen fighting workshop at The Biz Theatre School in Surrey. The performing arts students recapped on different strikes, reactions and “selling” for camera. We wrapped up by putting together a short fight scene in pairs and had a Q&A about weapons. Thanks to everyone who attended. For enquiries please get in touch through the contact button above

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