Writer | Director | Producers
Award-Winning Publisher and Martial Arts Hall of Famer and best-selling Author Mark Wiley has worked in media for 25 years. He has served in acquisitions, development, executive editor and publisher at companies including Tuttle Publishing, CFW Media, Via Media, and in 2013 founded Tambuli Media. He has been featured on the cover of international magazines and has had 900 articles and 15 books published and moved another 70 titles through publication. He has worked with the R4Films on “JUN,” appears in “The Martialist,” was script editor for the Associated Producers Group film “Revolution,” and has contributed to the History Channel and Discovery Channel.
Emmy Award Winner James Lew began his career on the “Kung-Fu” television series (1972). John Carpenter handpicked James to be the head Martial Arts Choreographer for 20th Century Fox's now cult film, “Big Trouble in Little China” (1986). He has worked with Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Mel Gibson, Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Kurt Russell, Kathleen Turner, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Charlie Sheen, and others. Hit Parader Magazine dubbed him "The King of Big-Screen Martial Arts Villains." In 2017, James won the Emmy for “Outstanding Stunt Coordination in a Drama Series – Marvel’s Luke Cage.”
Bobby Samuels began his film career in 1990. He became the first African American inducted into the Hong Kong Stuntman’s Association and is the founder of the first western stunt team in Hong Kong. Bobby has worked in various capacities with Sammo Hung and Yuen Woo Ping. Recently, Bobby was inducted into the Action Martial Arts Hall of Honors for exemplary contribution to the martial arts film industry. He is president of R4Films.
New York film godmother Gine Lui has been in film and television since 1985. Her work is broad in her roles as producer, production manager, location manager and actor. She has worked on over 100 film and TV projects, including the record-smashing "Detective Chinatown 2," “Spider-Man 2,” “The Corrupter,” “Empire,” “Sex & The City,” “Date Night,” “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” “Revenge of the Green Dragons,” “John Wick 2,” “Ghostbusters,” “Orange Is The New Black,” “Now You See Me Now You Don’t,” and many more. She is manager for many Chinese and Hong Kong-based action actors.
Shing Ka has spent his life and career straddling Eastern and Western cultures. His acting credits include: “The Manchurian Candidate,” "Marvel's Luke Cage,” and the Martin Scorsese Executive Produced “Revenge of the Green Dragons.” Shing co-wrote and will be producing “Heavy Shadows,” a feature film set to begin filming in 2018 starring Jerry O’Connell and Chaz Palmentieri. Shing is currently co-starring and producing “Sarah Q,” featuring Burt Young and Sally Kirkland and reunites five “Sopranos” actors. His next film as producer is “Guardian.” He also executive produced “The Summoning,” recently released by Gravitas Ventures.
Over the past 20 years, Wing Yeong has served as Location Scout on an amazing 35 films and television series. His locations have helped craft some of the most memorable scenes in hits such as: "John wick," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," "The Corrupter," "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby," and "New York New York," "All Good Things," and "Mozart in the Jungle."
Jim Grapek has devoted his life’s work to making a positive impact on the world around him -- through his filmmaking and other means. Since opening Associated Producers, Inc. in Washington’s National Press Building in 1986, Jim has written, produced, and directed hundreds of programs, including one of The Discovery Channel's highest rated specials, “The Secrets of the Warrior’s Power,” a documentary on Chinese Kung Fu. Grapek also developed a slate of 3D IMAX™ films with Academy Award® winning filmmaker Keith Merrill.
Robert L. Jefferson, Jr., is an American writer and filmmaker, actor, and martial artist. After receiving formal training at New York University’s Tisch film program, as well as at Philadelphia’s prestigious Freedom Theatre. He furthered his training by apprenticing under Hong Kong action star and action director, Bobby Samuels, during which time he filled many different roles from production to camera department, stunt work and acting. Robert has worked with and for such talents Mos Def, Dru Hill, and the WWF. He has acted in several features, short films and plays. Also a capable editor he has also helped shape material for several live events as well being Chief Film Editor for R4. Robert’s latest project, “Jun", is yet another genre clashing action thriller set in the shadows of Philadelphia’s seedy underbelly. Its unique blend of style, action, and gritty storyline.
Suza Singh has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from US President Barack Obama. She is a top Female Action Director who trained in the United Kingdom at the BBC and ITV. She is past treasurer of Women in Film and Television Alberta, Canada, and a Gold Medal Taekwondo winner at National Level in the UK. Her local documentary work brought local Members of Legislative Assembly together with Calgary Tourism to bid for the World Police Games for Calgary 2017. She was recently published in the UK for her work as Director and Producer of “Replecan.”
Caroline Sinclair, originally from London, is a noted New York City based casting director, with over two decades of casting film, television and theater. Her recent films credits include “Gotti,” starring John Travolta and directed by Kevin Connolly, “Green Dolphin,” with Justine Skye and Shiloh Fernandez and executive produced by Keanu Reeves, Michael Mailer's “Blind,” with Alec Baldwin and Demi Moore, “Bad Hurt,” directed by Mark Kemble and starring Ashley Williams, Theo Rossi and Michael Harney. Some past films include “Party Girl,” with Parker Posey and Liev Schreiber, “The Living Wake,” with Jesse Eisenberg and “The House Is Burning,” with Melissa Leo.