Wednesday, December 28, 2011
LBP Stunts Chicago's Feature Film, "Those Who Go To Hell" to be released online as a 4 part episodic series beginning Jan. 1st, 2012!
Back in November of 2007, LBP Stunts Chicago set out to create their first feature film, with no principal budget, but full of local acting talent, the crew being the stunt team itself, and extra stunt talent flown out from across the country.
At the end of 2009, the team wrapped production after a hard, 3 year ordeal attempting to get the film done.
However, due to budget constraints, location issues, scheduling issues with actors and crew, the film was sadly never completed, and eventually, after a long discussion and brief attempts to resume filming that ultimately failed, it was finally decided to let it rest.
After a 2 year hiatus, with many of the team finally becoming union and professional stuntmen and women, LBP decided to edit the remaining footage left, and piece it together based on the original script, and release it online as the original 4 part episodic series it was intended to be.
Beginning January 1st, 2012, we will finally release a "workprint" (meaning incomplete) version of our feature film online, in 4 episodes:
The first episode and second episode will be released in January 2012.
The third episode will be released on February 2012
Finally, the fourth and last episode will be released sometime in either March/April 2012.
Again, this will be considered an incomplete version, with approx. only 85% of the film done, there are still some scenes missing or incomplete. We will do our best to ensure the original integrity of the story stays together, but we warn you that many of the scenes will be considered rough, at best.
We thank all of our supporters, cast, and crew, for their time, efforts, dedication, and talent. We hope that by viewing this film, the public will see what amazing talent we were blessed to work with, and how creative we had to be with NO budget at all, but only sheer talent and creativity from all parties.
To view the final trailer for this film, go here:
We hope you all enjoy once it premieres, and we again, thank each and every one of you for all the support throughout the years. Please also take the time to view some of the work done by the cast and crew, as well as our excellent stunt team:
THE STUNT PEOPLE
FERNANDO "JAY" HUERTO
LEO KEI ANGELOS
Monday, December 5, 2011
Check out our latest short, "Boogie Woogie Feng Shui No. 5" featuring the talents of the Thousand Pounds Action Company!
Back in June, Emmanuel went out to collaborate and work with his fellow stunt peers out in Los Angeles, including the Thousand Pounds Action Company, whom have previously been working with LBP Stunts members (and now current Thousand Pounds members) Brendon Huor and Mickey Facchinello. After returning back to Chicago, Emmanuel quickly put out the first of 3 collaborations with the Thousand Pounds team, 1KLBP (Thousand Lazy Brown Pounds) and From Man to Man (Da Uomo a Uomo) Vol. 1.
Finally, after much time spent working, Emmanuel has compiled and released the last video collaboration, based on and adapted from 4 different anime fight sequences (Cowboy Bebop, Ninja Scroll, Samurai Champloo, and Sword of the Stranger) and compiled into a live action anime music video entitled "Boogie Woogie Feng Shui No. 5".
View it here:
Because of Youtube Copyright Laws, the video was previously shown in public, but has now been blocked until further notice, due to the popular songs used in the short piece, which are owned by UMG. Understandably, the owners have the right to take down our work as they see fit, but this is why we have posted the piece on Vimeo for all to see, uncut, and with no blockades. Thanks to the support of the Thousand Pounds Action Company and our combined fan bases, we have already received postings and reviews from other news sites, listed below:
MARTIAL ARTS MOVIE JUNKIE
SCOTT'S INTROSPECTION SECTION
We are definitely appreciative of the support, and only ask that you go out and support these sites as well! Excellent work done by all.
Finally, in case you missed our first two collaborations, here they are:
1KLBP (THOUSAND LAZY BROWN POUNDS)
FROM MAN TO MAN (DA UOMO A UOMO) VOL. 1