We discuss zero budget action picture with a focus on the feature films THE DEADLY ART OF SURVIVAL, Ara Paiaya’s DEATH LIST and Eric Jacobus’ CONTOUR.


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Ara Paiaya produces and directs Hollywood star-driven genre films for the worldwide home entertainment market. Ara Paiaya is also a Director of Photography (Cinematographer) and Film Editor on his productions. As a Fight Choreographer and Action Director, Paiaya features intricate action and stunt sequences in his films. He has directed, produced and co-starred in feature films with Oscar winners, Golden Globe winners and BAFTA winners.[6][7][8]

Paiaya directed, produced, filmed, edited, action choreographed and co-starred in the 2015 worldwide released action feature film Skin Traffik starring Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler), Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight), Daryl Hannah (Kill Bill), Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs), Jeff Fahey (Machete), Gary Daniels (The Expendables), Dominique Swain (Lolita), Alan Ford (Snatch). The film was a commercial success and was distributed worldwide. Paiaya then followed up with the successful revenge genre feature film Instant Death starring Lou Ferrigno (The Incredible Hulk) from Sony Pictures.[9][10]

After blowing a big time heist, thug-for-hire Law, must resume his day job as a shady San Francisco tour guide. Before he knows it, Law and his unsuspecting group of tourists are in a race against time to recover a tape that will recue the politically unstable country of Uruvia. Filled with quirky characters, mad cap comedy and hard-hitting martial arts comes the most fun movie since Rumble in the Bronx!

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