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Fri Aug 11, 2017 SAT AUG 12, 2017
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Have you ever wanted to dive further into the world of stunts? IDTVAF 2017 will hold three panels on Saturday August 12 on diverse topics related to the stunt world of action films: Rise of the Female Action Star, The Evolution of the Action Hero, and Everyone was Kung Fu Fighting.
It is our honor to have some major players and rising stars on this year's panels. Please welcome, our Panelists!
(more updates to come)
Seth Lee is a 14 year old actor, originally from Austin TX. He recently appeared as the younger version of Ben Affleck in the Warner Bros film The Accountant. For the film, Seth was able to use his martial arts and stunt training to performhis own stunts and work alongside some of the top stunt choreographers and action director Gavin O’Connor.
Seth has been acting since the age of 7 when a chance meeting with action star Ernie Reyes Jr (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and working with martial arts legend Carmichael Simon, sparkedhis interest in both acting and martial arts and he began his journey diligently studying several martial arts disciplines including getting his black belt in Tae Kwon Do and Cinematic Martial Arts.
Seth currently studies martial arts and stunts at XMA World Headquarters under the guidance of Mike Chat, former Blue Power Ranger and coach of such action actors as Taylor Lautner and Jaden Smith.
TJ Storm is an American Action Actor who is a graduate of the Joanne Barron/D. W. Brown Acting Academy. Storm is best known for his acting role as Maginty in Marvel’s Punisher: Warzone, and his motion work as Colossus in Deadpool, and Godzilla in Godzilla (2014). Storm also appears in the reboot of Kickboxer Starring Dave Bautista and Jean Claude Van Damme. As well as the soon to be released supernatural thriller, Taken Over.
Storm is also a Motion capture artist having appeared in many films including: Iron Man in Captain America: Civil War, Ant-Man in Ant-Man as well as various other characters in Green Lantern and Avatar. He has also appeared in countless Video Games in Motion Capture and as a Voice Over.
Storm is also an 8th degree black belt and holds belts in Arashi-Ryu Karate, Shito-Ryu Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Ninjitsu, Jujitsu and Northern Shaolin Kung Fu. He is also a 6 time inductee into the Martial Arts Masters Hall of Fame.
With over 35 years of martial arts experience, Carmichael Simon has been one of the leading innovators of “Jhoon Rhee’s Martial Arts Ballet™”. He has been very instrumental to the sport by being an ambassador; traveling globally, performing, and evangelizing the philosophies and methods.
Being a prize student and one of the last “Living Legends” taught by Grandmaster Jhoon Rhee, he was able to apply the wisdom and define the standards to sport martial arts as he defied gravity by innovating AcroKicking and incorporated the fusion of soft/hard style performances. He was the first to land a 720 degree hook kick and Stunting Combinations-tricking/acrokicking.
He is a 5-Time International Forms Champion and 3-Time winner of the NASKA Triple Crown Award. A few of his greatest style(s) have been depicted through media as he starred as KID Carmichael on the FOX TV show WMAC Master, LIU KANG on the Mortal Kombat Live Tour, Tommy Base on The Untouchables video game series.
We Are idtv actionfest
Iron Dragon TV ActionFest is an international film festival devoted to the multiple facets of action cinema. A festival that honors the men & women who bring the audience to the edge of their seats with incredible action sequences. IDTVAF understands that it is not only the stars in front of the camera, but the crew behind the scenes that create this magical world, & dedicates the festival to them.
During the days of the festival, the programing will include screening of new films from prominent directors/stars, indie, & the next generation of filmmakers from the action genre. Industry heavyweights will also conduct panels, discussing their specific field & allow a one-on-one type experience with the fans.
Iron Dragon TV ActionFest will bring the exciting world of action films from around the world to the beautiful city of Austin.