The inaugural London Action Festival (July 28-31) will open with a screening of “Die Hard,” with director John McTiernan and different visitors in attendance at a Q&A. McTiernan’s “Predator” may also display screen on the pageant.
Visual results in “Jurassic World: Dominion” can be explored by means of a masterclass from senior visualization manager Pawl Fulker, spouse and artistic director, Proof London Ltd and Dave Vickery, visible results manager, ILM, with the involvement of director Colin Trevorrow. This panel match is gifted via Proof Inc. who rejoice their twentieth anniversary this 12 months.
With the strengthen of “Kingsman” director Matthew Vaughn’s U.Okay. studio MARV, the pageant will display screen unique pictures from their new motion film “School Fight,” marking the debut of stunt coordinator Damien Walters as director. Walters will ship a masterclass on making the bounce from stunt skilled to director and forged individuals Greg Townley and Bobby Holland Hanton, very talked-about stunt execs in their very own proper, additionally sign up for the panel.
Picturehouse Central can be house to the pageant over its major weekend with further occasions happening at different main venues in Central London. These come with Friday Night Showdown, on the Royal Geographical Society, combining panel occasions, comedy, song, and visitors of honor, celebrating all issues “Action”; Write Club, that includes main writers within the trade who lay the blueprint for any motion film or TV display within the type of the script; and Punch Above Your Weight – How To Make Your First Action Masterpiece, on the way to make prime octane motion films on the cheap.
Julian Alcantara, pageant co-director and founder, stated: “We will be celebrating the skills and talent of those who bring action movies and TV to life. We see the festival as a way of showing far greater appreciation for those whose incredible work and achievements are rarely recognized come awards season, particularly in the areas of stunts and action design.”
Ron Fogelman, pageant co-director and founder, added: “This is going to be an exciting, fun and inspiring experience for audiences who love all things action. The very filmmaking that powers global entertainment deserves this level of attention and respect.”
Information information carrier Den of Geek is the senior media sponsor for the development.
Den of Geek CEO Jennifer Bartner-Indeck stated: “Our ethos at Den of Geek is ‘By Experts, For Fans’ and that’s shared with the London Action Festival team. We’re looking forward to being associated with this long overdue celebration of the skills, creativity, talent, and bravery required to create the world’s most exciting content across film and TV.”
Broadcaster, critic and programmer Ashanti Omkar serves because the pageant’s cultural curator.