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Death Grip is the second Action Kickback film from Eric Jacobus (writer & director of Contour) starring Johnny Yong Bosch and several members of The Stunt People.

Synopsis:

In an effort to set his life straight, lowly caterer Kenny Zemacus regains custody of his autistic brother Mark, 15 years after their mother’s death. Assigned a last minute museum catering gig, Kenny reluctantly brings Mark along, who is immediately captivated by the museum’s showpiece – the world-renowned Sacred Coin of Judas. When a murderous satanic cult attempts to steal the coin after the event, Mark’s childlike fascination unwittingly entangles the two brothers in the middle, pinning them with the crime.

Worried that contacting the authorities will result in social services taking Mark away again, Kenny decides they must recover the Coin themselves to clear their names. When Mark is captured, Kenny must descend into the cult’s demonic world to save his brother, propelling them both face to face with their own dark past.

What is Action Kickback?

We’ve all heard the same criticism about action films: Action equals choppy shots & cheesy story. You figure if you go in with low expectations of the storyline, and even the quality of action, you’ll still manage to come away reasonably entertained. The sad truth is, as the action genre grew in its success it developed into a model that, though profitable, left audiences wanting more. At the same time, we’ve seen the rising popularity of televised mixed martial arts like UFC and choreographed wrestling narratives from WWE, demonstrating that audiences are still hungry for character dramas with awesome fight scenes they can follow.

Just because something is believed to be routinely bad by today’s standards does not make it reason to avoid it – it’s reason to improve it! Enter Action Kickback, a revolutionary new action film movement that unites no-nonsense, technical fight choreography with solid storytelling. The Action Kickback film model advocates stronger integration of fight choreographers and talented writers in the production team, producing an action experience that won’t soon be forgotten.

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