Episode 22 - Fighting Spirit Film Festival 2017
This episode comes to you live from Fighting Spirit Film Festival 2017, an all-day celebration of martial arts movies which took place in London, UK, on 16 September 2017. You will hear from up-and-coming UK filmmakers whose short films were shown at the event, including: multi-award-winning writer, director, producer, actor, stuntman and martial artist, Beau Fowler, whose short film Express Delivery picked up the award for Best Action Choreography at the festival; Doctor Strange actor Linda Louise Duan, who features in the short films I Am Not the Devil, Shadow Warriors and the Chinese animation, Foxy; the 'kung fu couple', David Cheung and Yolanda Lynes, who discuss their crowdfunded action comedy, The Real Target; the team behind the excellent Hong Kong action movie homage, Kowloon Killers, that's assistant director, Jonah Werth, and director, Leif Johnson, who took home the Audience Choice award at the event; plus the multi-talented Jon Xue Zhang, who is the subject of a mini-documentary called Portrait of a Martial Artist, and the event organiser, Soo Cole. I last spoke to Soo at the first Fighting Spirit Film Festival in July 2016, which was recorded for Episode 05 of the show. A full run-down of all the short films shown at this year's festival can be found at fightingspiritfilmfestival.com. You can also keep up-to-date with the latest festival news by following their Facebook and Twitter accounts.