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By James Whittington, Tuesday 20th November 2018
The 6th Annual Urban Action Showcase and Expo took place on November 9-10, 2018 at HBO and AMC Empire 25 Theaters, Times Square New York and new zombie flick REDCON-1 came away as one of the night's big winners.
Written, directed and produced by British-Chinese filmmaker Chee Keong Cheung action, horror, war film REDCON-1 picks up 5 Awards in the feature film category: Best Action Feature Film, Best Actor for Oris Erhuero, Best Action Sequence, Best Weapons Sequence and Best Visual FX.
Redcon-1 was nominated for 7 Awards. The Urban Action Showcase and Expo (UASE) is the premier all-action entertainment platform celebrating diversity and honouring the past, present and future multicultural achievements within the blockbuster Action genre including Adventure, Fantasy, Grindhouse, Action Horror, Sci-Fi, and Supernatural content. The UASE is supported by major networks such as HBO/Cinemax, El Rey Network, Celestial Pictures, Warner Brothers and synonymous brands of the blockbuster Action genre. The purpose of the UASE is to ultimately see an increase in ethnic heroic principal characters in film and television, increase the development of content and expand distribution platforms reflecting multicultural images and interests as it pertains to the multifaceted Action genre.
The winners were honoured, alongside industry icons, during a special UAS IAFF award ceremony held at HBO as well as paying homage to over 50 years of Action Cinema and showcase the following anniversary screenings, panels and workshops.
Cheung said: "I'm so honored and grateful to Demetrius and his team at UASE for their recognition, belief and support and for championing diversity in action cinema. The cast and crew of Redcon-1 were from such diverse backgrounds and I was fortunate to work with so many talented individuals. It's a great honour to be given this platform as a filmmaker."
Redcon-1, stars Oris Erhuero, Carlos Gallardo, Akira Koieyama, Mark Strange and Katarina Leigh Waters (Karate Kill, Impact and former WWE wrestler) and is about eight special forces soldiers on a mission to find the scientist who may hold the key to ending the viral outbreak that has caused a zombie infestation of the UK.
The film is produced by Cheung, Ioanna Karavela, Strange. Executive Producers are Kevin Eastman (Co-creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Stephen L'Heureux (Producer of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For), Carlos Gallardo (Producer of El Mariachi, Desperado and Once Upon a Time in Mexico), Patrick Ewald (Turbo Kid, Tales of Halloween), Shaked Berenson (Jeruzalem), Rob Weston (Dark Places) and Pat Wintersgill.
It recently received a theatrical release in the UK alongside featured panel appearances at MCM Comic Con Scotland and London with the cast and crew, zombie walks, martial arts seminars, university talks and Q&A's across the UK. Redcon-1 received it's world premiere at the prestigious Raindance Film Festival (27th Sept) in London and was also selected to officially open the Freak Show Horror Film Festival (26th - 28th Oct) in Orlando, Florida. As well as the UK, Redcon-1 also received wide theatrical releases in Japan and Taiwan.
Redcon-1 will be released on DVD and VOD in the UK through 101 Films alongside Cheung's Intense Distribution label on 25th February 2019 and available to pre-order at Amazon.
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