Saturday, 15 June 2019

TRENDING: Film Makers, Writers, Photography, Martial Arts

It's been a hectic start to 2019, not just for myself but I'm sure for many of you too. With lots of projects still on the go and new ones appearing on social media, here's just an insight into who and what's trending right now.

Let's kick off with some of the Indie Projects out there:

FILM MAKING

JET S.L.A.D.E: Rise Of The Black Hood - Directed by Edmahoo


STARRING

Bridget Mae - Jet

Ewa Magdalena - Nat

Humphrey Casely-Hayford - Mac

Rochelle Goldman - Chief Enforcer

Stephen Johnson - Kinky

Featuring a dominantly female cast...

After a mission goes horribly wrong, ten years later Jet (played by Bridget Mae) is recalled back into active duty to help and assist in the investigation of S.L.A.D.E Enforcers being murdered by a faction calling themselves 'The Black Hood.' And when her close friend and Chief S.L.A.D.E Enforcer is taken, will Jet be able to save her and unravel the mystery that has haunted her for a decade, or has she got herself into something far deeper that her past finally catches up with her.

An original story written, produced, filmed, edited, scored and directed by Edmahoo, Jet: S.L.A.D.E: Rise of the Black Hood will have you sitting on the edge of your seats. 

TEASER TRAILER
My Indie Film Project Jet Slade: Rise of the Black  Hood, is reaching it's final stages of production. With only a few more high powered action scenes to plan, choreograph and film it's all go for me at the moment.
FULL TRAILER
More Information about my film Jet Slade: Rise of the Black Hood can be found at

WEBSITE



RAYA FILMS
(Click on image to visit their website)
Raya Films are creating some amazing films right now, you only need to visit their website to see how much work they've produced. With films in the works such as Agent Kelly, an "experimental film" starring Caroline Spence and Surveilled. One of their films I've had the pleasure of viewing was on the premiere night of their feature, 'Do Something, Jake.' 

DO SOMETHING, JAKE
Director: James Smith
Writers: James Smith, Caroline Spence

CAST
Jamie Alderson - Jake
Mia Mills - Alice
Thomas Loone - Guy
Ed Bergtold - Morten


TRAILER
Do Something, Jake is performing exceptionally well and was premiered this month, with director James Smith and producer Caroline Spence partaking in a Q&A about their film. More info about Do Something, Jake can be found on their Twitter page by clicking on the Do Something, Jake poster above.

AGENT KELLY

This is one film I've really been looking forward to viewing, ever since I saw the first Teaser Trailer for it. Directed by James Smith, it stars writer and producer Caroline Spence. Checkout the First teaser for Agent Kelly below.
MOVIE TRAILER

If you thought that looked pretty intense, then checkout the Official Movie Clip below:
OFFICIAL MOVIE CLIP
For more information about Agent Kelly, click on the Agent Kelly poster above to visit their Twitter Page.

SURVEILLED
Surveilled is currently in the process of starting production, for more up to date information click on the Poster to visit their Twitter Page.

Also take a look at their exclusive 'Surveilled Crowdfunding Pitch Video 2019.'
Why not visit Raya Films website by clicking on their logo above, they are always on the look out for talented actors. You never know, you might be in their next feature.

WRITERS

If you like a good read, Andaluz Blood: An Englishman The Affair and Death in Andalucia is a book written by film maker James Smith and is available to buy and download on Amazon. 

Click on the Poster above to order your copy I have mine in my Amazon account already and look forward to reading it.

I'm a huge movie and animation fan, I just love watching films, it's my escape from the real world.

BATMAN NINJA

Director: Junpei Mizusacki
Writers: Leo Chu, Eric Garcia, Kazuki Nakashima

Batman, along with a number of his allies and adversaries, finds himself transplanted from modern Gotham City to feudal Japan.

Batman Ninja Trailer

If you haven't seen Batman Ninja, it's one film I recommend you watch if you're a Batman fan. Click on the Poster above to order your copy from Amazon.

Which leads me onto this next writer...

TAMARA SWIFT

Tamara Swift focuses her skills on ancient Japan. Her latest story is about a 21st century woman who is hurled back in time to the Sengoku era. Checkout her Twitter page, the link below gives you an insight about her character's intro and notes.
PHOTOGRAPHY
I recently attended a Food Photography Workshop in conjunction with Jessops held at Meadowhall, Sheffield. The workshop was hosted by professional photographer, Esther Ling and you had a hands-on using the Panasonic Lumix DSLR cameras.

Take a look at my Twitter link below.
Take a look at Esther's awesome work on her Instagram page and why not show your support by following her. Click on the photo above of her to view her Instagram page.
I've been practising Martial Arts for forty years and hold a second degree dan black belt in Freestyle Kickboxing. I also teach an advanced Kickboxing class to a great bunch of students too... These skills have helped me with the fight choreography and training for some of the cast members for their fight scenes, see Gifs below.
Back in March 2019, myself and Sifu Reg Jones (my Sifu) held a Kickboxing Reunion. We have a next Reunion this month. Click on the image below to read my blog post about it on my new 'Edmahoo Martial Arts' blog page.

I hope you've enjoyed reading this post, look out for more
interesting posts from me in the near future.

Please Note
ANY IMAGES AND VIDEO CLIPS THAT ARE NOT MY OWN,
ARE THE RIGHTFUL COPYRIGHT OF THE OWNERS.
AND ANY LINKS AND VIEWINGS OF VIDEO CLIPS
ARE LINKED TO THEM.

Thanks for reading.

Edmahoo

Monday, 31 December 2018

Get Back into Shape: The Three Steps on How to do Push-Ups

Lead actress Bridget Mae stars as Jet in my independent film Jet Slade: Rise of the Black Hood.
I've worked with her on many of her fitness workout programs and below she explains how to do a push up...
Fitness has always been a huge part of her life, never taking it too seriously, she goes through stages of dieting and fitness regimes. Below are demos of her explaining and demonstrating how she does her push ups.
PUSH-UPS: INTRODUCTION


PUSH-UPS: TIP 1



PUSH-UPS: TIP 2


PUSH-UPS: TIP 3

Fight training, fitness and body conditioning played a huge part in the preparation for Bridget's character. Fight choreography was also something new she had to learn too.

PUSH-UPS: SUMMARY
As Bridget explains, you can do push ups any where and at any time. The more you practice, the stronger and better you will become at doing them.

Thanks for reading,

Edmahoo

Sunday, 28 October 2018

FILM TALK, THE WHO & THE EXCLUSIVE

Social media has grown exponentially over the years and because of this, our attention span is getting shorter and shorter. We keep conjuring up concepts and thinking of new ideas to bring excitement, by captivating our audiences with new and creative innovative thinking. Visuals, sound and music is a great way to capture attention.

When utilising social media, what is more important to you... Does it really matter how many people you have following you on social media, does it make you feel more important? Or is it more important to have the right people following you? Depending on your social field and background, I feel it is more important to me to interact with the right people, people who have the same interests as me... "Though my interests do vary somewhat." 

We are and can all be great in our own way.

THE WHO - EXCLUSIVE
In one of my previous blog posts I wrote a brief paragraph about screen writer and producer, Caroline Spence...

Click on the link to read post: TRENDING: Filmmakers, Actors, Women In Film & Fitness.


Caroline Spence is a Screenwriter and Producer with Raya Films who are doing great and exciting things (Click on Raya Films logo to visit their website).
With the completion of 'Do Something, Jake' directed by James Smith, which premiered at the ODEON Cinema, Loughborough in September 2018. Here I am with director James Smith at the premier of 'Do Something, Jake. "You've never seen such a handsome pair."
They are now at the final stages of promoting a next viewing in London on 15th November 2018. If you haven't seen this film, I highly recommend it!

Click on the link below to read my review on 'Do Something, Jake.'

(PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT THE OFFICIAL BANNER,
I JUST DESIGNED IT FOR MY BLOG POST.
ALL PHOTOS OF AGENT KELLY SUPPLIED
BY & COURTESY OF  RAYA FILMS.)

Where does Caroline find the time to write, produce and not only that, star as an assassin in her latest feature 'AGENT KELLY'... Director James Smith calls it, "An experimental movie."

Already in it's post production stage, this is one film I have been looking forward to seeing for a while. Huge thanks to director James Smith for supplying me with these exclusive and never before seen 'behind the scenes' images of Agent Kelly at it's editing stage.
Not much is known as yet about the story line, but in the image above (screen grab) it shows Agent Kelly played by Caroline running with urgency in her stride. The screen grab below, shows a more covert scene of Agent Kelly on the phone. "I wonder what the conversation is about?"

The information I have so far on Agent Kelly is from Raya Film's Website:

"A female assassin who avenged the killing of a friend now becomes the hunted."

"Sounds pretty intense doesn't it!"

Here is an exclusive scene from the movie, Agent Kelly:
Agent Kelly was filmed in two different country locations,
and also stars Spanish actor Eddie Gallego.
Not much is known about Eddie's character as yet, James and Caroline aren't letting any secrets  out of the hat. But by the caption at the end of the Trailer below, "Vengeance... it's always the beginning of the end." And if you put two and two together with "A female assassin who avenged the killing of a friend now becomes the hunted!"
Could Eddie's character be the hunter? This is only speculation... We'll just have to wait until the movie has been released...
AGENT KELLY - OFFICIAL MOVIE TEASER TRAILER #1

Here are a couple more images from Agent Kelly:
The locations look absolutely amazing, the kind of locations every
filmmaker wants to have in their movie. Here are some more images.
Agent Kelly directed by James Smith, written and starring Caroline Spence, looks like it's going to be something special. With her writing style, you can expect many twists and turns in this new female led action thriller.
The above image showing Caroline on the set of Agent Kelly, by the looks of things it seems she had a fantastic time. More up to date information and exclusive images can be found on 'Agent Kelly Movie website'... "Who's hunting who?" 

"But behind the smiles these are hard working and passionate people who love what they do!"

You can follow Caroline and Agent Kelly on Twitter:

Caroline Spence: Twitter

Agent Kelly Movie: Twitter

It must be a satisfying feeling to have something you've written transformed into a movie, and it doesn't stop there. Caroline has already written another screenplay which is already in motion and is directed by James Smith... 'Surveilled Movie' more information coming up in future posts... (clicking on the poster will take you to their Twitter page)

(Click on the IMDb Screen Grab to view Caroline's Profile)

FITNESS & MARTIAL ARTS

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I'm a huge fitness, martial arts fan and practise it myself, so when I was approached by Blade Active (on Twitter) to have a look a their new promotional video and Crowd funding campaign, I was very impressed by what I saw.
Natalie Dale, the founder of Blade Active explains what this system is all about,
but she needs your help. Watch the promotional video below:

More details about Blade Active can be found on their website at


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  ACTORS LIFE NEWS

Sarah Beadnell joins the cast of my indiefilm Jet Slade: Rise Of The Black Hood
[click on the promotional poster to read her profile]

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Actor Peter Irvine wraps filming on a music video. A huge supporter of independent filmmakers, Peter regularly interacts with up and coming actors giving his support and advice. Take a look at his show reel below and why not follow him on Twitter. the links are in his show reel profile.
THE DEVIL MAKES THREE
Stu Silverman, the director and co-writer of The Devil Makes Three introduces this psychological thriller featuring three short horror stories.
Stu explains in his pitch for his Kickstarter campaign and shows the love and passion he has for his interests in Horror Movies, and with Halloween drawing closer, this is the perfect film to support.


Take a look at the Promotional Posters of each short film:

I hope you've enjoyed reading my blog post, look out for more interesting news from me as it might feature you next time. Before you go, why not click on the Promotional Poster below and take a look at my website for my film: Jet Slade: Rise of the Black Hood.

Thanks for reading,

Edmahoo
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