Thousand Pounds is at it again, but they need our help with CLANDESTINE!
I’ve been beating the drums for Thousand Pounds Action Company for a while now, especially their short Street Fighter Vs Tekken, which puts either films about both to shame. Thousand Pounds has an aesthetic for martial arts fight choreography and anime/video game style camerawork and effects, and they make it work well together unlike other films (cough, Matrix Trilogy, cough).
Now they have a new web series called CLANDESTINE, and they have started a Kickstarter page for it, and impressively have reached their goals with 66 hours left! Now any extra money received will go toward an original soundtrack!
What is CLANDESTINE?
In the modern day, the leaders of 4 supernatural feuding clans who control the world are killed, and causes suspicion and chaos among the clans. Enter Adelene, a young woman who survives on her own begins to have dreams. Dreams that reveal that she is the heir to the Lion Clan, and soon the clan comes for her to grant her the mantle of clan leader, but unknown to her she must take over during a time of impending war with the other clans…
Amy Johnston plays Adelene, and as a martial artist she’s as impressive as she is beautiful. How much so? Check out this video of some fight choreography featuring her:
Brenden Hour plays Baruti, who comes from the Eagle Clan, who forms an alliance with Adelene, despite the misgivings of the Eagle Clan family. Thousand Pounds put out an example of what you can expect from the series with a short fight featuring Baruti here:
Now this is something I think those of you who are regulars to this website would want to see! Between this and Unlucky Stars, we have an indie martial arts film renaissance going on, and as many of you know I’m not going to mention this unless I thought it was a worth while project, and I do! You can help out Thousand Pounds here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thousandpounds/clandestine-follow-the-path?ref=card
I’ll be posting more about Clandestine as it comes out, and I’ll try to get a Q&A with Producer/Director Haile Lee and Christopher Cowan!