Above: Poster for 'Paydirt' (C) 2020 Uncork'd Entertainment, all rights reserved, image not monetized.
valued Dan's Movie Report readers, get ready for a new film from
Uncork'd Entertainment unleashing in August. 'Paydirt' stars Luke
Goss, Val Kilmer, his daughter Mercedes Kilmer, and Mike Hatton. The
movie is written and directed by Christian Sesma.
A parolee teams up with his old crew determined to find a buried bag
of cash stolen a decade ago from a DEA bust gone bad, while being
tracked by a retired Sheriff.
85 minute film comes out August 7th, 2020 in theaters,
digital and on demand.
Above: 'The Foggy Mountain' Premiere poster. (C) 2020 Phanbros film and Galaxy Studio, all rights reserved image not monetized.
valued Dan's Movie Report and action-flix.com readers, a brand new
action film from Vietnam titled 'The Foggy Mountain' is set to be unleashed in Vietnamese
theaters in July! The full force fist fighting extravaganza should
prove to be Vietnam's biggest foray into martial arts related film to
tagline for 'The Foggy Mountain' is: A fearless fighter is out for revenge when his blind wife
Above Image: Kelly Tandiono behind the scenes in Gundala. Image (C) 2018 Kelly Tandiono, all images on this page (C) 2018 Kelly Tandiono.
valued Dan's Movie Report and Action-flix.com readers. In our second
interview Kelly Tandiono and I chat about her involvement the
Indonesian superhero film 'Gundala', which unleashes in the USA on
2020. Kelly chats about the process and production of the film. In
addition, she chats about her other activities, ranging for sports to
being a brand ambassador. Kelly is highly motivated, intellectual and
honest, always willing to work hard in every endeavor she is involved
in. Grab a fruit smoothie and unwind with the lovely and talented
Kelly Tandiono: Hi Dan really
glad that you liked the movie and thank you for supporting my work.
First of all I am really happy to be part of this super hero movie
Gundala by Joko Anwar and Bumilangit. I first got called by the
production house Screen-play that Joko Anwar wanted to see me for
this new project. So I went and went through the process, he
initially casted me for 3 different characters. I must say its always
fun to do screen tests with Joko as he always gives you a different
scene to play and he just lets me explore with my imagination.
Therefore, Mutiara Jenar is who he has in mind for me.
Looks like you were a bad girl, chat about your character and what
ideas did director Joko Anwar talk to you about for the character?
Were you able to add in any of your own ideas?
in this movie Joko said no one is good or bad. Its the upbringing
that made someone who he or she is. My character Mutiara Jenar has a
broken past where she was abandoned on a dumpster by his junkie
mother. She was then picked up by “BAPAK” who then trained her to
be a fighter who specialism on her kicks and raised her strong. In
this story she also became a supermodel on her daily life until one
day she got a call from bapak. Before I continue, this was the
background story that Joko gave to each of the actors so we can then
explore and dig deeply to better understand our characters. Joko is
open to ideas and he does a one on one with the actors on our
Above: Kelly stretching prior to a scene in Gundala
Chat about the training you had to do for your character how long was
the pre production, I know you told me in Grisse, the team was very
safe and did not let you go into the harness, how was the fighting on
this film, looks like you did most of it, as they made it a point to
show your face on camera.
The Pre production took around 3-5 months. For myself was around 2
months of training. The production takes safety on first priority.
All the actors were given a body double in case there are dangerous
stunts. For myself of course, I did all the action stuff myself its
what I have been training for my stunt double was mostly sitting down
having coffee. Hahaha!
How long did your filming portion take, it looked very seamless, did
you have to do many takes on the fight?
For my filming portion I think the total is 2 weeks. Yes I had to do
a few takes as the location was quite different from where we
trained. We did not use any green screen it was in a real active
cement factory and at one point they had to evacuate us while we were
filming because there was a piece of cement that fell from the roof and the
whole place was covered in cement and we all had to stop. They
had to clean all the place and everyone had to use a mask. Was pretty
challenging but hey it was fun!
Above: Kelly stretching between scenes on Gundala
I really loved your stern anger facial expressions, did the director
ask you to do that or was it natural when you fight?
think that anger facial expression just came naturally as I was
fighting. Although sometimes I have to remind myself not to be too
angry so it doesn’t appear that I'm over exaggerating. I always say
to myself focus on the eyes and eyebrow to get the attitude. Well
that is my secret to look fierce. Hah!
I am curious did you enjoy the film? I ask this cause many people I
talk with actually do not watch their own work as they see so much of
it in the dailies.
Yes I really enjoyed it! I must say this is the first Indonesian
superhero movie that I believe became a hit in Indonesia. Joko made
GUNDALA in a way that touches the Indonesian peoples heart. He
doesn’t try to copy Marvel or Avengers but he uses the tools and
his mind to relate with the current situation and interact with the
Indonesians. Gundala has been seen across the countries and everyone
loved it because it was just different. I personally adore his work
and Gundala I must say was a success. I think I watched it more then
3 times already and I fell in love with my own character. Cant wait
for Gundala 2!
Above: Kelly chilling a bit between takes on Gundala
Wow so you are shooting season 2 of Grisse, I know nothing can be
said about the plot, but are you playing the same character, and have
you read the script as of yet?
Yes I am shooting 'Grisse' Season 2. With the current pandemic the
shooting has been postponed to August I really hope we can shoot it by
then I'm starting to miss the set and the whole Grisse Gang! I am
still playing the same character as Hidayat and yes I have read the
script and it is going to be an awesome season 2. So wait for it!
Above: Kelly Tandiono on the set of HBO Asia's 'Grisse'
Kelly you are an inspiration to fitness, what are some of the things
you do to stay in shape I saw the extremely long bike rides, are you
still doing some martial arts training now?
KT: Well fitness wise I have been
always been sporty since I was a kid. Keeping in shape and being
healthy has always been a part of my life not because I just want to
look good but this is your asset for the future. Being healthy and
fit will gain you longer life not only that, it gives you positive
energy where you can spread this to people around you too. Tho some
people may think I can be quiet extreme with my sport going 50-100k
of cycling, doing marathons, triathlons and martial arts but this
keeps me happy and put a smile on my face.
Above: Kelly on the set of Gundala
Chat about some of your brand sponsorship, are you still with Puma,
what other brands are you associated with? Chat about the importance
for actors and models to be brand conscious and be open to brand
Yes this year will be my 4th year as a Brand Ambassador for Puma.
Other brands I work with is Breitling, Aqua, Nivea Sun, Sunlife,The
Legian, WWF and Happy hearts Indonesia. I am very picky and take my
brand ambassador sponsorship seriously as this defines who I am. I do
not take brands just because it pays well but its because I love the
brand and it correlates to my daily life. I am so thankful that there
are so many brands that wants to work with me as I know I have my own
standard and a certain image that not a lot of actors or model has.
The key is to be different and have good relation to everyone around
Above: Kelly working out, from her Official Facebook Page.
Wrapping up, Kelly are you still doing the Models project and am
curious do you ever do or would be interested in personal training
sessions, I think you would be great at that?
Yes Danny I still work a few modeling projects by request. I also
still work with designers for big shows and magazines covers here in
Indonesia. Even if my main work is focused on acting now, that model
blood is still running in my veins. Everyone knows me here as
Indonesian Supermodel and I still strut as one! Hahahah!
Dan's Movie Report and action-flix.com readers, today the new action/crime drama
film 'English Dogs In Bangkok' released a new trailer.
Synopsis | In the streets of Thailand, a trail of destruction and
mayhem ensues when a notorious soldier (Byron Gibson) and criminal
kick boxer (Ron Smoorenburg) join forces to become the biggest
illegal steroid supplier in Asia.
Gibson and Ron Smoorenburg star in this action/crime drama. New U.S.
Trailer. Film unleashes in August of 2020!
Byron Gibson, Ron Smoorenburg, Eoin O’Brien, David Blazejko, Damian
Mavis, David Gadsby, Mark Stas, Dean Alexandrou- Production Company |
Crazy Rooster Films, Zillwood Films Director | Taffy Edwards Writer |
Taffy Edwards Producer | Taffy Edwards, Brent Zillwood
Above: DVD cover of The Assent (C) 2020 Dazzler Media, all rights reserved, image not monetized.
Above: Trailer for The Assent
valued Dan's Movie Report readers, get ready for a new horror film
from Dazzler Media! The Assent is coming soon!
this fresh new horror, single father Joel (Robert Kazinsky, Pacific
Rim, Captain Marvel) suspects his young son may be possessed.
Struggling with his own mental health, he can’t be sure what’s
real, and what exists in his imagination. He is aided by Father
Lambert (Peter Jason, Deadwood, They Live) who seeks his own
redemption after serving prison time for the death of a child during
a failed exorcism. Lambert believes the boy has been marked by the
Devil himself and, without intervention, Joel could lose his son
the executive producers of Texas Chainsaw and Day of the
Dead, The Assent is a new tale of supernatural terror from
multi award-winning writer and director Pearry Reginald Teo (The
Evil Inside, The Gene Generation).