One of the most exciting things going on in film today has to be the Independent martial arts film community, which seems to be growing exponentially, with stunt teams from all over the world showing what they can do, oftentimes a LOT better than anything Hollywood has tossed out. Here we have The Ego, directed by Oliver Juhrs and starring stuntman Thomas Hacikoglu (Inglorious Bastards). There isn’t much of a budget, but as I’ve always said martial arts films don’t need to have a great budget if they have the right choreographer, cinematographer, and maybe more importantly, the stuntmen. What takes place in this film is more brawling than martial arts, but the stunt work is very well done.
Short Film: The Ego (2012)