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Film people – I need your help


There’s a thing that a number of friends and I do on the odd Friday that we call #manfriday. No, we don’t do the hashtag thing (much), but it is a night when our respective partners boot us out of the house and we eat fine ales and whiskeys, amazing steaks and talk shit. Plus it’s on a Friday.

We also commit to do things, usually after we’ve sunk a few beverages. Something that we’ve decided to do is …. get into the movies. Or T.V. Or a T.V. movie. Hell, I’d settle for doing a voice in a movie, or an audio production (Blake’s 7 for example ;))Not as major superstars (although that would be WASSUM!), but as extras in some cool film like oooooooohhhhh, Star Wars. Or Hobbit 25 – Zombie Smaug’s Revenge.

However, there are a lot of pitfalls and unscrupulous agencies, and if you don’t know one good agency from another you can be a bit lost. Like us.

So film-type people, can you help? Can anyone point us to an agency that’s looking for 4 blokes with a mix of martial arts skills (empty-handed and weapons), some military and LEO training, and parkour (definitely not me). Oh, we’ve all faced, fought, and killed zombies too.

About mattsylvester

Father of two beautiful daughters and married to the beautiful Karen, Matthew has been reading and writing fantasy and science fiction since he first read the Hobbit at the age of 7. Matthew was Features Editor, Technical Consultant and regular columnist for magazines such as ‘Fighters’, ‘Combat’, ‘TKD & Korean Martial Arts’ and ‘Traditional Karate’. These are the four leading martial arts magazines in the United Kingdom. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed 'Practical Taekwondo: Back to the Roots', which has been sold around the world. With regard to his martial arts background he has been studying martial arts since 1991. In 1995 he hosted Professor Rick Clark of the ADK and since then has been studying pressure points and their uses in the martial arts and on the street (initially as a Special Constable and as a Door Supervisor). All of this practical hands-on experience means that he is uniquely placed to write fight scenes that are not only plausible but some of which are based on personal or anecdotal experience. Matthew has had a number of short stories published by Fringe Works, KnightWatch Press, Anderfam Press and Emby Press.

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