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SHANGDOWN: THE WAY OF THE SPUR — TRAILER DEBUT OF THE MARTIAL ARTS SPAGHETTI WESTERN

SHANGHAI — September 27th 2010 /PRNewswire/ — The new full-length trailer for MK Media Productions’ highly anticipated motion picture Shangdown: The Way Of The Spur debuted today. Shangdown: The Way Of The Spur, starring Christian Bachini and The Way Of The Dragon’s famous villain Jon T. Benn, and directed by Jakob Montrasio, pays homage to the violent and gritty Spaghetti Western genre while adding an Asian twist. The movie follows Italian cowboy and martial artist Guerino (Christian Bachini) as he searches for his missing sister in a culturally alien Shanghai. With the help of Jiekai (Daddy Chang), a Chinese man whose girlfriend has also gone missing, Guerino wages a one-man war against Shanghai’s biggest crime lord and his multitude of goons, following his one and only rule: kick first and ask questions later. Shot on location in and around Shanghai, China, the film blends a variety of genres. “I call it a martial arts spaghetti western, or even simpler, an eastern western,” said director Jakob Montrasio, who also wrote, shot and edited the movie. Using no wires and digital effects, the action scenes – choreographed by lead actor Christian Bachini – will impress martial arts fans like no other film […]

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Babymatic: Emily Fan Montrasio

A babymatic of our daughter Emily Fan Montrasio. She was born in cold January 2010 in Shanghai, China, with a weight of 2750 grams and a length of 48 centimeter. A babymatic is a cinematic baby short film. If Vimeo is slow for you, try YouTube: If you are in China, you can see it on Tudou: […]

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“Nuit Blanche”

Once or twice per year I stumble upon a video or a film that captures me with it’s magic, that inspires me, that makes me want to become a filmmaker. Nuite Blanche is such a video. I am speechless. This short deserves awards, lots of them. It’s perfectly smooth, everything about it is done well (the lighting! the costumes! the actors!) and it gives me goosebumps even the fourth time I watch it. Well done, Mister Arev Manoukian, well done. Update: The Making Of. Now I’m even more blown away. Holy shit is this well produced. […]

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My Cinematography Showreel 2009.

I finally finished editing my showreel, now that I’m back from New York. I shot some stuff from the exhibition there for the reel. Actually, there’s no need to talk about what’s in it, just watch it! Jakob Montrasio :: Cinematography Showreel 2009 My works from the last couple of months :: Enjoy. Contact me :: montrasio@gmail.com Skype :: jakob.montrasio LinkedIn :: Facebook Links to the individual videos seen in the showreel: Jewelz & Charlie – Spacer Woman 2009 (Video Edit) :: http://vimeo.com/5198175 SHANGHAI. For the New York Skyscraper Museum :: http://vimeo.com/4591644 Shanghai Sideways: On a Changjiang Motor Bike! :: http://vimeo.com/3569937 Wedding in Shanghai, China – MK Media Sample :: http://vimeo.com/2686409 Father John: Zhapu Road Test :: http://vimeo.com/4308283 Eunice Martins in Shanghai :: http://vimeo.com/4845555 […]

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Pictures from the opening of the China Prophecy: Shanghai exhibition in the New York Skyscraper Museum.

On June 24 2009, The Skyscraper Museum in New York City opened China Prophecy: Shanghai, a multi-media exhibition that examines Shanghai’s evolving identity as a skyscraper metropolis. Featuring models of the major iconic structures, including Jin Mao, Tomorrow Square, Shanghai World Financial Center, and the new super-tall Shanghai Tower, as well as computer animations, film, drawings, and historic and contemporary photography of the city, the exhibition combines an in-depth look at the new generation of towers with an overview of the sweeping transformation of the city’s traditional low-rise landscape into a city of towers. China Prophecy, which runs through March 2010, concludes the Museum’s three-show series FUTURE CITY: 20 | 21 that has examined parallels in the rapid urbanization of New York, Hong Kong, and Shanghai in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Shanghai today is a vast metropolis of 18 million residents–the largest city in the world’s most populous nation. In just three decades, its population has nearly doubled, and the city has been physically transformed by the twin emblems of modernity–high-rises and highways. Formerly a horizontal expanse of dense and sprawling lilong neighborhoods, Shanghai has grown vertically. Nearly 400 high-rises of twenty stories or more were built in the […]

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John Rabe – Little Report, With Video!

When Ben commented to my last post about the pictures from the movie John Rabe, I just headed over to YouTube to see if anything had been released there – officially or not. Sadly, I found no trailer – but a little report! DW, Deutsche Welle, was on the set reporting and seemed to have been allowed to capture some stuff with their cameras. Now the bad side: The video is almost half an hour long and over 60 megabyte big. But I watched through it and the John Rabe part is right at the beginning! So just watch it until the report of John Rabe is finished, the rest has nothing to with it anymore. Here we go: […]

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