With both of them completely new to directing and acting, and with no budget for the project, Mae Claire and Stephanie Pham decided to bring their fan fight to life. Mae Claire, is a well known cosplayer who for this project sewed the costumes, while Stephanie who has been doing Tae Kwan Do for years and participates in World Championship has given her input on the martial arts brought to the film.
“Both of us met at Kenneth McGreggor’s acting class. We went to abandoned places to get shots, and almost got arrested for trespassing! Joey Min has been doing stunts for Hollywood movies for years and have recently won “Best Action Comedy” and “Best Fight Choreography” in Urban Action Showcase 2015. Ryan Rec has been shooting music videos all over the East Coast and have even shot Philadelphia-native America’s Next Top Model Cycle 21, Raelia Lewis. Whas amazing is that this is the very first time for him shooting an action film. On the last day of shooting, I [Mae Claire] strained my right joint and pulled my hamstring, so Steph [Stephanie Pham] had to act as a stunt double for the parkour scenes. What’s crazy is that during the parkour shooting on the last day, Steph actually misstepped on one of the vaults and fell but still kept going on. So we can officially say that this short film was made with our blood, sweat, and tears.”
~ Mae Claire (Elektra)
Elektra Natchios – Greek ambassador’s daughter turned stone- cold killer. As one of the Hand’s top assassins, nothing will stop her from completing a contract – especially not an inferior mutant assassin.
Betsy Braddock, a.k.a. Psylocke – former member of the Captain Britain Corps, is now a proud member of the Uncanny X-Men. Though not originally a fighter, her psychic powers and ninja training gave her the ability to fight even Wolverine to a standstill. Some scrawny ambassador’s daughter is no Wolverine.
The ancient order of the Hand has existed for centuries, training its members in the art of assassination. Both Elektra and Psylocke have received extensive training by the Hand, and have used their skills to overcome some of the most formidable foes in the world. The question is- whose skills are the sharpest?
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Directors/Actresses: Mae Claire and Stephanie Pham
Choreography and Editing: Art School Dropouts (Joey Min)
Cinematographer: Ryan Rec
MUA: Kathryn Kropinski
Photographer: Robert Szatmari
Graphic Designer: Avery Byrd
Script and Content Assistance: Ethan Nicholas