Kung Fu Drive-In Podcast

Kung Fu Drive-In Podcast

Join me on this kung fu movie podcast and let's discuss kung fu movies, martial arts cinema, and action TV & entertainment, past, present, and future then interview the actors, directors, writers, stunt performers, and fight choreographers that bring the action genre to life!

Episodes

May 26, 2022 51 min

WATCH THE FULL "TWISTING TIGER FILM HERE:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ci5W2MMnWKI

From filmmaker JOSEPH LE, TWISTING TIGER is out in its final form! After committing to a life of zen, a Black Shaolin Disciple with PTSD must break his vow of nonviolence and save his students from a bloodthirsty Asian gang. I'm joined by Joseph and actors, Tarell Kota Bullock, Brandon H. Lee, and Smitty Chai as they take me through th...

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UPCOMING GIAN GALANG EXHIBIT: MAY 14-29, GALLERY NUCLEUS

FORM & FURY: THE ART OF WUSHU

https://www.gallerynucleus.com/

Putting the "artist" in "martial artist", GIAN GALANG, creates dynamic artwork with a martial arts flavor for companies like Vice, Reebok, the UFC, and most recently, for the Criterion Collection of Bruce Lee's Greatest Hits! We chat about his workflow as he tries to capture the kinetic natu...

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GO FUND ME FOR ERNIE REYES JR. POST KIDNEY TRANSPLANT RECOVERY:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/ernie-reyes-jr-kidney-transplant

In this special episode, I talk with Destiny Reyes as she gives us an update on the recovery of brother, Ernie Reyes Jr. after his recent kidney transplant. The road to recovery for Ernie is long and he needs all the help he can get while he is away from home and family resting. A part of the Go Fund Me update...

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The Urban Action Showcase & Expo Virtual Experience 2021 took us BEHIND THE ACTION with the best Action Directors, Fight Choreographers, and Stunt Coordinators working today! Hear some industry insight from BRETT CHAN (Warrior, Halo: The Series, Kung Fu) VLAD RIMBURG (Lucifer, Unlucky Stars) KEN QUITUGUA (The Paper Tigers) DAN RIZZUTO (Wu Assassins, Torn) EMMANUAEL MANZANARES (Titans, The Mandalorian)!

We discuss, debate and di...

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The Urban Action Showcase & Expo Virtual Experience 2021 took is into THE DRAGON'S DEN for a chat with The Lady Dragon herself, CYNTHIA ROTHROCK! We chatted about her continuing adventures on and off screen and reminisced about her time on the 90s psycho thriller, martial arts romp, TIGER CLAWS!

We discuss, debate and dissect kung fu movies and martial arts cinema & tv, past, present, and future! 

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Circle of Bones, a Filipino independent horror/action film written and directed by award-winning Filipino filmmaker Vincent Soberano is showing in US theaters starting October 22, 2021. Released by Vertical Entertainment and repped by Safier Entertainment, the movie is in Tagalog and English language and was filmed in Panglao, Bohol and Cainta, Rizal. It is produced by IndieGo Pictures Entertainment in cooperation with CMB Films an...

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IRON FIST: IMMORTAL 65 from ROGUE ORIGIN FILMS is out now and we're chatting with filmmaker, director, and martial artist JOSH MABIE and actor, writer, and martial artist CHRISTIAN HOWARD! Josh and Christian talk with me about bringing Orson Randall to life in a way that honors the character and makes him accessible to new fans. We get into the martial arts style that defines this Iron Fist plus hear some of the behind-the-scen...

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Filmmaker, Action Director, and Jackie Chan Stunt Team member VI_DAN TRAN returns to the show for an extended interview about designing the amazing martial arts action on SHANG CHI, crafting the fighting skills for the sci-fi epic DUNE, and bringing anime dynamism to the big screen with KNIGHTS OF THE ZODIAC: SAINT SEIYA! We talk about working with the late, great BRAD ALLAN and the meticulous attention to detail that separates Sha...

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Filmmaker, Action Director, and Jackie Chan Stunt Team member ANDY LONG returns to the show to talk KUNG FU WARRIOR (LUC VAN TIEN) which is now airing on Amazon Prime Video! In addition to playing the lead role, Andy served as Action Director for the film and brought the Jackie Chan flair and style to the shoot, complete with crippling injuries that Andy found a way to push through. We also talk about working with amazing stunt tea...

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Fresh off his work as an Action Designer for SHANG CHI & THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS, JOSEPH LE stops by to share some behind the scenes details on the Marvel martial arts superhero epic! We also talk about his work as a Film Director with Team Red Pro and how that got the attention of Brad Allan and Andy Cheng and ultimately got him onto the set of Shang Chi. 

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Martial Artist, Actor, Filmmaker and one of the Founders of The Martial Club, ANDY LE joins the show fresh off his appearance on the big screen as DEATH DEALER in Marvel's new martial arts superhero epic, SHANG CHI! Andy talks with me about his moves from the streets of Vietnam to the red carpet of Hollywood, bringing Death Dealer to life for Shang Chi, and what's in store for The Martial Club! Jiayou!

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Fight Coordinator, Action Director, and member of the legendary Jackie Chan Stunt Team, ANDY CHENG joins the show to talk about his work on the new Marvel martial arts superhero epic, SHANG CHI! Andy talks with me about designing the Shang Chi "no style" with the late Brad Allan. We talk about training the actors and putting in months and even years of work into creating memorable fight scenes that will satisfy hardcore kun...

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Singer/songwriter MASUMI makes her acting debut in the gritty, martial arts action thriller YAKUZA PRINCESS! MASUMI chats with us about connecting with her character, learning the art of the katana for the role, and bringing more representation to Asian leading women in film. YAKUZA PRINCESS is in theaters and On Demand September 3! 

MASUMI'S YOUTUBE:

https://www.youtube.com/user/MASUMImusic

MASUMI'S INSTAGRAM:

@masumi....

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Director, Stunt Coordinator, BRETT CHAN joins us to talk about his first Emmy nomination for Outstanding Stunt Coordination for WARRIOR! Brett breaks down his process for designing the Bruce Lee inspired world of Warrior and talks about pushing the action to the limit! We also get into the commitment from his team and the cast to earn the show a third season and hopefully more! 

BRETT'S INSTAGRAM:

@bchanworld

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Action Director, Stunt Coordinator, Director THOM KHOURY WILLIAMS joins us to talk about his second Emmy nomination for Outstanding Stunt Coordination for DC's DOOM PATROL! Thom shares his own origin story from stuntman to director and how he brings the insane action of Doom Patrol to life with his amazing stunt team! 

THOM'S INSTAGRAM:

@reactionstunts

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Action Director, Fight Coordinator, Filmmaker KENJI TANIGAKI joins us fresh from coordinating the amazing fights in SNAKE EYES to talk about his work in the action film industry with the likes of DONNIE YEN and YASUAKI KURATA. SNAKE EYES is out in theaters right now featuring Henry Golding, Andrew Koji, and Iko Uwais falshing the brilliant fight design of Kenji himself. How does he work with the talent to get them ready to shine on...

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Capoeira practitioner, fight coordinator, stuntman, filmmaker LOYD BATEMAN joins the show fresh off of Season One of Marvel's LOKI! Loyd served as the fight coordinator for the series and talks with me about designing action for an Asgardian god as he skips through time. Also, we go into his study of the brazilian martial art of capoeira and how it prepared him for the stunt life. Plus some incredible insights into the preparat...

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The Urban Action Showcase June Jump Off brought together some of the legends behind the WMAC MASTERS! HAKIM "THE MACHINE" ALSTON, ERIK "THE PANTHER" BETTS, WILLIE "THE BAM" JOHNSON, HERB "OLYMPUS" PEREZ, CHRISTINE "LADY LIGHTNING" BANNON-RODRIGUES, and JAMIE "GREAT WOLF" WEBSTER! The Masters talked about their time on the hit show and their passion and respect for martial arts!

We dis...

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Actor, artist, and author RAYMOND J. BARRY joins the show to talk about his work in films like "Born on the Fourth of July", "Dead Man Walking", and the new kung fu mobster comedy "MAde in Chinatown"! Raymond goes into detail on what he brings to the acting world in terms of effort and passion plus how that passion translates to his sculptures and paintings. 

RAYMOND J. BARRY ARTWORK:

raymondjbarry.org 

 

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"THE PAPER TIGERS" is a fresh take on a familiar kung fu movie trope and Director, BAO TRAN mixes it up as he sprinkles in some honest characters with genuine belly laughs along with some good kung fu. Bao, along with Producer YUJI OKUMOTO and Action Director KEN QUITUGUA stop by the Kung Fu Drive-In Live room on Clubhouse to talk about the nearly decade long journey to bring The Paper Tigers to the big screen. Like the mai...

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