Well it’s been a hectic few months but hopefully I can relax for the night tomorrow! I will be attending the charity premiere of Chee Keong Cheung’s martial arts movie, ‘Underground,’ at the Printworks Odeon in Manchester.
The film is a re-launch of ‘Underground,’ starring several of the UK’s fastest rising action stars including Mark Strange, Zara Phythian and Joey Ansah. The movie follows twelve fighters from different backgrounds and disciplines entering into a bloody underground tournament in the hopes of winning the £500,000 cash prize. With such hot new talent coming from a world champion cast, the fight scenes are guaranteed to be slickly executed with creative and brutal choreography.
I was introduced to the original film, ‘Underground,’ by Liang Yang who plays the ‘Foreigner.’ Liang taught me Wushu Kungfu for several years before I moved my focus to tricking and gymnastics. Wushu has had a huge impact on my life and has been a massive inspiration on my photography. It is always a delight working with fellow martial artists and is the reason I started pursuing a career working with stunt performers and their productions.
Not long after seeing the film I did some photography work with Zara Phythian who played the ‘Teacher.’ Zara and fellow Underground screen fighter Andy Lister, recently modelled for my exhibition work that you can see in the ‘Film’ section of my portfolio and will be showcased at my graduate exhibitions later this month.
The exhibition, entitled, ‘Eighteen Percent Grey,’ will be running at the Cube Gallery in Manchester from the 22nd – 26th June with a private view on the 22nd 6-9pm. Following that we will be exhibiting at Sustain Gallery in London from the 30th June – 4th July with a private view on the 30th, again between 6-9pm. For more information, please follow this link to the exhibition website:
Hopefully I will see some of you there!
I look forward to future work with the cast and already have some projects lined up and ready to go. In the mean time I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s premiere and will be sure to upload photos in my next blog entry!