'Lady Bloodsport' star Elle Furie, who plays the Vietnamese fighter Van, travelled to Cologne, Germany, to train with wu shu/gymnastics ace Mathieu Sychla. Mathieu is a student of Beijing based actor/wu shu expert David Torok, who introduced Mathieu to producer Bey Logan. Our thanks to Mathieu for taking the time to train Elle in the kind of acrobatic martial arts moves necessary for her characters vovinam fighting style. Thanks also to Cologne Sports University for access to their amazing facilities for these Furie-ous sessions.
Joy Wang, who plays kung fu master 'Wai' in the upcoming B&E/Voltage Pictures production 'Lady Bloodsport', recently made the journey from Hong Kong to New York City to train with famed martial arts maestro Zhang Yuan.
Zhang Shrfu is a former Chinese National Champion in Wu Shu, and has also starred in a number of mainland produced films and TV series. He is also the instructor of 'Lady Bloodsport' action director Temur Mamisashvili.Renaissance woman Wang, who is an accomplished painter, yoga practitioner, author and actress, was travelling to New York to further her other artistic pursuits, but made the pilgrimage to Zhang Shrfu's Brooklyn based school to meet and train with the great man. Our thanks to Master Zhang Yuan for taking the time to work with Joy, and she looks set to do him proud when 'Lady Bloodsport' goes into production.
Training for ‘Lady Bloodsport’ has officially kicked off! The cast is training relentlessly with resident action choreographer Temur Mamisashvili leading the team.
Back row, l-to-r : Ian Campbell, Alana Fruen, writer/producer Bey Logan, Rachel Poon, 2nd assistant action director Ryan Logan, Christina Oshunnyibose, Julian Gaertner, front row, l-to-r : Nelly Musei, Lisa Cheng, Natalie Lund, action director Temur Mamisashvilli, Joy Wang, Joyce Lui, Natalie Ng. (Not pictured but present, assistant action director Andrew Dasz, co-producer Ty Lawson).
Our upcoming female fury flick ‘Lady Bloodsport’ is being co-produced with LA-based Voltage Pictures, whose earlier hits include the Oscar-winning ‘The Hurt Locker’. The martial arts action drama is set to shoot in China, Hong Kong and Japan and tells the story of two rival martial arts masters who each train a student to compete in a secret underground tournament. Casting is still underway, but the stars will include fan favourite Selina Lo (‘Scorpion King 3’, ‘The Prince And Me 2’) and rising Australia action ace Jet Tranter. Anyone interested in trying out for the film should send their information and contact details to Temur Mamisashvili at email@example.com.
Hip hop impresario turned director/producer Damon Dash returns to Asia for a new urban action flick shooting in Hong Kong. ‘God Never Sleeps’ is set over one wild night in the city, with a young musician forced to run from his old life until daybreak, when his new one can begin. The film is being co-produced by Dash’s DDMG172 and Bey Logan’s B&E Productions. Damon has been one of the pioneers in discovering new talent on the Chinese music scene, and is now applying the same entrepreneurial spirit to this cinematic venture. The film still has positions available for cast and crew. If interested, please contact Charles Loi at firstname.lastname@example.org.