It must be good to be Shaun Charney. Who? He also goes by the name of Senshiro, and I’ve been a big fan of his for a while now. He’s an incredibly talented martial artist, producer, director, and stuntman. Oh, and he’s worked with just about every beautiful female martial artist in L.A.
Seriously, just check out his YouTube page. Two girls who we have previously covered, Anna Ranoso and Amy Johnston, have collaborated with Charey several times in the past. There have been others, and thanks to one of his latest films, Slug Street Scrappers, we can add Katelyn Brooke and Jessie Graff to the list.
It’s important that I point out Micah Brock . I’m a big martial arts fan, and he’s someone I’m just finding out about. He’s another incredible talent and on top of being one of the lead actors he also wrote and directed this particular short.
The film is a lot of things: funny, well acted, well written, well choreographed, and when I watched it, I felt it was an homage to several things. Turns out I was right; here’s a description that was attached to the video:
Punchy McBritches (Jessie Graff) is a woman on a mission: to earn the title of the “toughest in town”. To achieve her goal she must first challenge and defeat the current toughest in town… a fella by the name of Bruiser Bom-Bash (Micah “Kwonkicker” Brock). But, a mysterious woman (Katelyn Brooke) from Bruiser’s past seems to have other plans for the two…
This film was inspired by the “Beat em up” video game genre of the early 90’s (Streets of Rage, Final Fight, Double Dragon, etc). It is the 1st film in a 6 part series.
I don’t want to spoil any of the story because it’s a fun ride. There are three fights: two M/F battles and one where Micah takes on a bunch of goons. And for you low blow aficionados out there, fast forward to 13:38 if you don’t have the patience to watch the entire film. I suggest you do though. It’ a lot of fun, it’s free, and it’s embedded in its entirety below.