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2 items from 2011


Ascended Masters: Exclusive VFX Test Footage From The Indie Film Combining Sci-Fi and Martial Arts

14 April 2011 2:00 PM, PDT | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

Last month, I brought you details and clips from writer/producer/director Shawna Baca‘s (Isabel, The Lesson) ambitious project combining Wushu martial arts, sci-fi and mythology entitled, Ascended Masters. The short film is based on a feature screenplay trilogy currently in development and stars Wushu World Champions Don Hyun Kiolbassa and Ernesto Matamoros, and features actress Kikey Castillo (The Broken Hearts Club, Maddoggin’).

Shawna has put together concept art, storyboards, animatics, stunt choreography, visual effects tests and put a creative team, including co-producers Kaz Kipp and Aaron Sanchez, director of photography Michael Dallatorre (Ghild), VFX supervisor Timothy Cairns, and editor Carey Williams to help her complete her vision.

Now, thanks to producer Kaz Kipp, we’ve got our hands on a visual effects test for a battle in the film, along with an interview with director Shawna Baca, where she speaks about why she wants to put this project together. »

- Jason Moore

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Ascended Masters: Shawna Baca to Direct a Collision Between Sci-Fi and Martial Arts

28 March 2011 10:00 AM, PDT | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

We receive a lot of requests to check out people’s independent sci-fi/fantasy projects, some are good, some are great, and some… well, not so much. When we actually do get a look at something that seems just phenomenal, we have to tell you about it. Enter Ascended Masters. Writer/Producer/Director Shawna Baca (Isabel, The Lesson), who was the only person of American Latin descent out of 12,000 filmmakers to be selected for Fox’s Reality show On The Lot, by executive producers Steven Spielberg and Mark Burnett is putting together one hell of an ambitious project that combines Wushu martial arts, sci-fi and mythology.

Ascended Masters is a short film based on a feature screenplay trilogy currently in development and stars Wushu World Champions Don Hyun Kiolbassa and Ernesto Matamoros, and features actress Kikey Castillo (The Broken Hearts Club, Maddoggin’). Shawna has put together concept art, storyboards, animatics, »

- Jason Moore

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2 items from 2011


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