preacher wrote:Did they all get matching jeans with the indian print? Dolph wears them at the press conference and Jaa sports them in antoher pic. Doubt it's the same pair
I've seen a pic with 3 or 4 of them are wearing these jeans, maybe it was a gift from the production instead of the usual crew t-shirts...
shooby wrote:does anyone know how it ends ? Cause when you see the title or that it was a "action comedy" I have the impression that at the end the group of mercenaries will switch sides and go with the villagers
Stuntman Damian Mavis praises the AMWR production:
Here in Thailand we often complain about productions and bad treatment and bad working conditions on set. We don't often get a chance to say anything positive. So I'd like to praise the production of Tony Jaa's new movie "A Man Will Rise". I noticed the difference immediately when the first thing they asked me to do was lie in the extremely hot sun. When I work as a stuntman I'm used to really uncomfortable conditions and don't complain, but I was shocked when a crew member ran out and held an umbrella over me to block the sun between takes, and offered to get me something to drink and ushered me to go sit down in the shade if it was going to take too long between takes. Quite the opposite of almost 99% of the productions I work on here. I saw similar treatment of all extras and stuntmen and actors. I talked to David Ismalone, one of the main characters and part of the production team and he said they wanted everyone no matter how small their role to feel important, they know that unhappy unappreciated extras will not give as good a performance as the ones that feel valued. Even if they are background it will hurt the production if they aren't happy, for the best quality production just treat everyone a bit better and get better on screen results. WOW, total genius and yet so hard for most productions to understand. I'm not surprised though as David has been working here in the industry even longer than I have and things that we see are wrong we would fix if we had the chance, well he has the chance and good for him and the production for doing things in a way that will only be positive for their production and in the end, make them a better film which will result in greater profits!
My most recent project is A Man Will Rise starring Tony Jaa and a long time inspiration of mine – Dolph Lundgren. It has us acting in an Asian spaghetti western, it’ll be action/comedy and of course Dolph, David Ismalone and myself play the hired gun cowboys on choppers. Working with Dolph was interesting, it’s always good to watch how long term, very experienced actors work (both on and off set). Dolph was a complete gentleman at all times. His Stunt double, Tony Messenger, and I got along very well – we had common associates back in Australia (he’s English but visited us colonials for a few years).