Monday, 13 February 2017
Established in 2007, Hitz International is a collection of professionally trained action specialists comprised from around the world, of 2nd Unit Directors, stunt coordinators, stuntmen, fight and wire choreographers, horse masters and actors. You can find Hitz members in the major motion picture industry, feature films, television tv series, commercials, video games and websites worldwide.
Have a look at the new trailer for Ghost in Shell. Set for release this March Hitz International is proud that our own Tim Wong served as the fight choreographer as well as the New Zealand Stunt Coordinator. Ghost in the Shell is an American epic science fiction action film directed by Rupert Sanders and written by Jamie Moss and Ehren Kruger, based on the Japanese manga of the same name by Masamune Shirow. The film stars Scarlett Johansson, Michael Pitt, Pilou Asbæk, Chin Han and Juliette Binoche. It will be released on March 31, 2017, in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D.
Monday, 30 January 2017
Richard Bradshaw continues to impress with his work on Game of Thrones this year. Bradshaw is currently the Assistant Stunt Coordinator on this major series. Game of Thrones is an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss. It is an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin's series of fantasy novels, the first of which is A Game of Thrones. It is filmed at Titanic Studios in Belfast, on location in the United Kingdom, and in Croatia, Iceland, Malta, Morocco, Spain, and the United States. The series premiered on HBO in the United States on April 17, 2011, and its sixth season ended on June 26, 2016. The series was renewed for a seventh season, scheduled to premiere in mid-2017 with seven episodes. The series will conclude with its eighth season in 2018.
Congratulations to Kyle Gardiner and team for winning the Screen Actors Guild Award for “Outstanding action performance by a stunt ensemble in a motion picture”. Kyle was the Stunt Coordinator on this project and no doubt the teams second to none work took this award as well as one for “Drama Series Stunt Ensemble”. Hitz International member Tim Wong was also a performer on the project
Hacksaw Ridge is a 2016 biographical war drama film about the World War II experiences of Desmond Doss, an American pacificist combat medic who was a Seventh-day Adventist Christian, refusing to carry or use a firearm or weapons of any kind. Doss became the first conscientious objector to be awarded the Medal of Honor, for service above and beyond the call of duty.
The film was directed by Mel Gibson and written by Andrew Knight and Robert Schenkkan, based on an earlier documentary about Doss, and stars Andrew Garfield as Doss, with Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths and Vince Vaughn in supporting roles. It was released in the United States on November 4, 2016, received positive reviews and has grossed $163 million worldwide.
Wednesday, 18 January 2017
Hitz International is please to welcome new member Johnny Yang. Yang is a stunt coordinator, assistant coordinator and fight coordinator with an impressive resume and all the skills to match it. His martial arts skills include Chinese Wushu, Tae Kwon Do, Kick boxing and all swords and staffs. We are happy to welcome Johnny to family and you can learn all about him on his page by clicking here!
Sunday, 18 December 2016
The Aimee short film will be a social awareness film that will bring to light the silent epidemic of child sex trafficking that happens right here in the United States. We will increase awareness through the power of captivating and insightful storytelling by Director Lee Whittaker who's last social awareness film about homelessness won over 16 International film awards, including the "Film Heals" award.
Sexual abuse is a silent epidemic that takes place throughout the United States and the world, creating social havoc for the children, adult survivors, and society. It can be prevented and it can be treated with a conscious and sustained effort. Returning from Afghanistan, Jessica, a Spec OPS Marine, finds herself in a war she never imagined and discovers middle America suburbia has changed when her thirteen year old sister, Aimee, is abducted by sex traffickers.
Here’s a preview to learn more!
Friday, 25 November 2016
Hitz International is pleased to pass along that member Augie Davis is now both Stunt Co-ordinator and 2nd unit Director on Shannara Chronicles in new Zealand. The Shannara Chronicles is an American fantasy drama television series created by Alfred Gough & Miles Millar. It is an adaptation of the Shannara series of fantasy novels by Terry Brooks. It is filmed in the Auckland Film Studios and on location elsewhere in New Zealand, and premiered on MTV, MTV2, TeenNick and TV Land in the United States on January 5, 2016. The first season aired from January 5, 2016, to March 1, 2016 on MTV and consisted of 10 episodes.
Sunday, 6 November 2016
The first teasers for the show promise plenty of action and adventure that stays true to the spirit of the original comic, whose character was very inspired by the martial arts movie boom of the early 1970s. With action director Brett Chan and his Hitz International team working on the show’s fight and stunt action we can expect some very impressive action. Brett and his team have been responsible for the fights on both seasons of Marco Polo,and Outcast with Nicholas Cage, and know how to deliver a very cool mix of Eastern and Western flavoured action.