I was contacted by the very talented LBP Stunts Chicago team to view one of their latest short film projects called Yo Soy Un Hombre Loco (I am a Crazy Man), which features some of the best stunt fighting choreography I’ve ever seen in an independent project. This amazing short features the martial arts talents of Shawn Bernal and Emmanuel Manzanares, who are two members of the LBP Stunts Chicago team. These two make kicking a*s look like a graceful ballet performance that you’d see on Broadway. Well, except for that fact that they beat the sh*t out of each other rather than prance around in tights, but their expertly choreographed moves make the whole film feel like a dance.
In fact, Yo Soy Un Hombre Loco has recently picked up a few awards at the Action On Film International Film Festival. It won Best Fight Choreography and Best Martial Arts Action Sequence in the short films division, as well as nominations for Male Action Performer of the Year (Emmanuel Manzanares), and Breakout Action Star (Shawn Bernal). The most amazing thing about this work of art is that it only took 3 days to shoot, and it costs less than $500 to produce.
This is a prime example of the amazing work being done by amateur film makers on sites such as YouTube and Vimeo that our guest author Hen Zee wrote about yesterday. If you have some talented stunt performers, an interesting concept, and a director (Vlad Rimburg) that can tie it all together; amazing things can be achieved on the small screen. If watching people get worked over with Bruce Lee-like skill then I highly recommend watching Yo Soy Un Hombre Loco below. You’re about to witness some stunt poetry in motion…
(I am a Crazy Man)
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