This month I attended the 5th annual "Urban Action Showcase Film Festival and Expo" in New York City. The festival is created and run by my martial arts teacher and mentor, Demetrius Angelo. It is sponsored by HBO, Cinemax and El Rey Network.
I had an absolute blast interviewing everyone on the red carpet Friday night at the HBO kickoff. However, the HIGHLIGHT of the evening was interviewing STU BENNETT. He's a former WWE wrestler and actor. His film "Vengeance" had it's world premiere at the festival. Being a huge fan of wrestling, I was weak in the knees (I mean... he's very handsome) and just in full expression of joy!
On Saturday, I got to lead the "Angels of Action: Women in Action" panel. On the panel: 7 bad ass stunt performers in our industry right now. I learned a lot from these fearless women who sacrifice a lot in order to do their jobs. They are strong individuals who carry the action industry on their backs, quite literally. It was an honor to be there.
The films and collaborations this year were sick. It gets better and better every year. I've watched the festival grow from its inception to now. The Urban Action Showcase Film Festival and Expo is a magical community. I'm so happy to be a part of it!
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