We're really happy to present The After Movie Diner's exclusive coverage of The Urban Action Showcase Expo. The event, organised by the passionate Demetrius Angelo, is a unique and fantastic convention that focuses on diversity in the world of martial arts and action movie making. There were also comic book creators, cos players, magazine owners and more at the show.We cover every aspect of the event with guests Dr.Action and founder of The Action Elite, Eoin Friel.
ALSO We have exclusive interviews with Bond Girl and 70s action icon Gloria Hendry, Kickboxing champion and martial arts movie star Don 'The Dragon' Wilson, Previous guest, martial arts legend and accomplished actress Cynthia Rothrock AND Indie filmmaker and martial artist Robert Rivera about his movie Belly of the Beast
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CHECK OUT our two videos from the event!
CYNTHIA ROTHROCK teaching fighting for the screen
Interviewing GLORIA HENDRY
Some photos from the event:
Cynthia Rothrock and Don 'The Dragon' Wilson were both there, in part, to promote their new films The Martial Arts Kid, the trailer premiere of which we got to see at the event, and White Tiger. The trailers are below. The Martial Arts Kid was produced by James Wilson, Don's brother and in association with the fantastic anti-bullying charity We're Kickin' It!
Through this event I met some wonderful, creative people and I would urge you to check out the following:
The fantastic, kick ass comic Bombshells by Shawn Atkinson at Powersmiths Studios
The awesome action video making prowess of Jabronie Pictures
You can also find their stuff on YouTube
Here's the action showreel of Actress and co-owner of Jabronie Pictures, Sunny Smith
The Urban Action Showcase Expo weekend here in New York was not just a story of rubbing shoulders with my favourite action icons or supporting an incredible, worthwhile and awesome event, it was also a story of meeting and making new friends. It will be this, as much as anything, that sticks out in my mind about this wonderful event.