The star of the martial arts cult classic ‘The Last Dragon’ kicks off Indiegogo campaign to promote epic comeback film.
Actor Taimak Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for Martial Arts Film ‘Master’ and Announces ‘The Last Dragon’ 2017 U.S. Screening Tour
The man who achieved global stardom and pop culture immortality with his iconic role as Bruce Leroy announced the launch of the official Indiegogo campaign in support his long-awaited return to the big screen, “Master.” Co-written by Taimak, the film is a martial arts adventure set in ancient China that tells the story of a reluctant warrior who embarks on an epic journey of vengeance and self-discovery. Perks for backers include a variety of “Master” merchandise, “The Last Dragon” memorabilia, as well as one-of-a-kind experiences; such as a personal training session with Taimak and a private screening of “The Last Dragon“ hosted by the star.
The crowdfunding campaign, which closes on Dec. 8, seeks to raise $75,000 to produce a proof-of-concept trailer for “Master,” which will be filmed on location in Asia, featuring an international cast of actors and martial artists.
Learn more about ‘Master’ and find out how you can help from the project’s official Indiegogo page.
Read more in the official press release announcing the campaign to fund ‘Master’ and “The Last Dragon” 2017 Alamo Drafthouse U.S. Screening Tour.
MASTER, a martial arts epic starring Taimak
Set in ancient China, Master is a martial arts adventure that tells the tale of a reluctant warrior (Taimak) who embarks on an epic journey of vengeance and self-discovery.
Co-written by Taimak, the film’s story centers around a Persian-African soldier on a quest to avenge the murder of his adopted Chinese family. Hunted by a band of ruthless assassins, our hero must battle unknown forces while trying to uncover the truth about his past.
Inspired by the Shaw Brothers classics of the 1970s and the works of Akira Kurosawa and Sergio Leone, Master will go back to the roots of classic martial arts cinema – no fight doubles, no unnecessary CGI and absolutely no ‘shaky cam’.
“The story of Master is one I’ve been trying to tell my whole life, as both a martial artist and an actor,” said Taimak. “Like Bruce Lee, I believe martial arts films should be about martial arts – not just the fighting and combat but also the philosophy and spirituality. The Last Dragon achieved this balance brilliantly and I’ve spent many years trying to find a worthy follow-up. Similar to my character in that film, I realized the answer came from within.”
The Last Dragon 2017 U.S. Screening Tour
To promote the project, Taimak is also kicking off a nine-city screening tour of “The Last Dragon” at Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas across the U.S., where he will discuss the movie’s legacy and his plans for “Master.”
Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas will host a U.S. screening tour of “The Last Dragon“ featuring Taimak from Nov. 9 to Nov. 30, 2017 Taimak will introduce the film and conduct an audience Q&A.
- Nov 9: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – Chandler, 4955 S. Arizona Ave. Chandler, AZ 85248
- Nov 12: Alamo Drafthouse DFW, Richardson Heights Village, Richardson, TX 75080
- Nov 14: Alamo Drafthouse Main Street, 1400 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64105
- Nov 15: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Omaha, 12750 Westport Pkwy, La Vista, NE 68138
- Nov 20: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – Sloans Lake, 4255 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80204
- Nov 27: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – Westlakes, 1255 SW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78227
- Nov 28: Alamo Drafthouse Marketplace, 651 TX-46 BUS #1010, New Braunfels, TX 78130
- Nov 29: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – Laredo, 11210 East Point Dr, Laredo, TX 78045
- Nov 30: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – Corpus Christi, 7601 S Staples St, Corpus Christi, TX 78413
Support & Spread The Word
- Please share this on social media using #TaimakMaster
- Go to Indiegogo before December 8th to support the project
Craig Sutton | @thelastglow
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