The Urban Action Showcase is a multi - day Independent Action Film Showcase, Film Festival and Expo premiering minority filmmakers specifically in the Action Film Genre. Action is the genre of choice for fans and Studios alike when it comes to Summer Blockbusters not to mention 9 out of the top 10 highest grossing films to date all have Action at its core! The Danger, Thrill, and Excitement of the Action genre keeps us all at the edge of our seats from the small screen to the big screen and it would seem that the Action genre has it all accept for one very important factor, Diversity. Without equal opportunity and diversity any positive message can be misconstrued. By focusing on the thrill and excitement of the Action genre and recognizing the need for integration the Urban Action Showcase sets itself apart from other film festivals as the only one of its kind!
With the initiative of social responsibility and ethnic diversity, the Urban Action Showcase advocates minority actors, filmmakers, producers, and industry professionals through workshops, panel discussion, screenings and events. Through strong networks and sponsorship support the Urban Action Showcase endeavors to encourage major studios to both include and pioneer more ethnically diverse casts and projects in the Action genre. The Urban Action Showcase will continue to grow, meeting and exceeding expectations with the help of our partnering sponsors and Indie Action fans across the nation. The Urban Action Showcase Indie Action Film Festival welcomes film and television Animation and Live Action Short and Feature narratives in all of the various aspects of the Action genre.
The Urban Action Showcase is presented by Action Scene Combat Productions a full service production company pioneering ethnically diverse works in the Action film genre founded in 2000 by Demetrius Angelo the creator of the Urban Action Showcase.
Urban Action Showcase
As an Actor, Demetrius recognizing the void in Film/TV roles for people of Color especially in the Action Films genre. In response to this void Demetrius founded ASC Productions a full service Film/TV production company producing everything from Fitness Videos to Action Films with emphasis on casting multi-ethnic Actors in principle roles.
Having developed a passion for Action Films at a young age, the Action genre became his focus. Unfortunately the majority of talent available had no Martial Arts or little fight experience. With this void in “Action Actors”, Demetrius began devising a system that would teach Actors how to fight “on screen” safely without the full working knowledge of Combat. Demetrius labeled his specialized Screen Fighting system Action Scene Combat™. Demetrius soon founded the NYC Action Actors Academy teaching Action Scene Combat Screen Fighting, Movie Weapons and Tactical Firearms 4 Film™ to enthusiastic actors seeking a start in the Action genre.
The journey of being an independent production company and Action Acting school is often challenging but with every challenge comes promotion and when the challenges of Distribution became an issue, the creation of ASC Troopers Touch Entertainment became the answer. Demetrius's ASC Productions partnered with longtime friend and colleague of the Martial Arts, La'Mard J Wingster of Troopers Touch Films. In this partnership we offer the full production services of: Directing, Writing, Editing, Cinematography, Fight Choreography, Action Directing, Graphic Design, Marketing and Distribution.
Recognizing both the need and importance for diversity in the Action Film genre Demetrius set out to create a platform that would encourage, inspire, recognize and empower the Urban Poly-Ethnic Action Community. As a result the Urban Action Showcase and Expo was manifested having the initiative of diversity with the protocols of information, education, facilitation and exposure setting itself apart from all other festivals as the mecca of the action genre, celebrating and featuring the urban community.
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