Joey Ansah (Des, Bourne Ultimatum) and Streetlight Films present: ‘StreetFighter Legacy’ a liveaction short film project, based on the popular Capcom gaming franchise: Street Fighter. The short film is a Streetlight Films production, co-directed by Joey Ansah and Owen Trevor, produced by Jacqueline Quella and stars Jon Foo as Ryu and Christian Howard as Ken. Finally, an awesome live action Street Fighter movie!
Street Fighter Legacy Trailer 1
Street Fighter Legacy Trailer 2
StreetFighter Legacy has been a labour of love and passion project for its creator, Joey Ansah, who not only conceived and pitched the project, but also co-directed, co-wrote and choreographed it, alongside cameo’ing in the film. Collaborating partner and long time friend Christian Howard was part of the project from day one, co-writing the script and story elements, as well as further down the line, storyboarding the film, being assistant fight choreographer and most importantly playing Ken Masters.
Read an interview segment by Joey Ansah below, introducing and explaining a little about the project:
As an actor, film maker and a fan, I have been repeatedly disappointed by the many diluted, un faithful and outright butchered movie adaptations of fighting video games. It was clear to me, that given the way the movie industry worked, we would never see a super faithful, darker toned and more adult themed (or just plain good!) incarnation of Street fighter unless a die-hard fan director or film-making team with the game canon knowledge, film making know how and connections stepped up to the plate to helm such a project.
So almost a year ago, I began writing treatments and a production design brief and partnered with Streetlight films before proposing my concept and vision to Capcom. I’m pleased to say they gave their blessing and permission for the project to move forward.
My team subsequently attracted a great ensemble to support and execute the project including Owen Trevor (Top gear director) who co-directed the film with me, Jacqueline Quella my Producer, Anthony Waye as my exec producer who has senior production credits on over 90 movies including the last eleven ‘James Bond’ films (Line-producer of the entire Bond movie franchise), and the renowned post production/VFX house, Prime Focus, to name but a few.
My Team and I have strived to make a beautiful lil’ film that hopefully non fans will really appreciate, but ultimately this is a love letter to the Fans and the brilliance of the game. As a result I’ve gone to every length to be as faithful as possible down to the smallest details of the costume, the choreography, the narrative, the original music themes and of course the special moves!
After almost a year, of blood, sweat, lots of favours, enthusiasm and love we are ready to announce and shortly thereafter, release, ‘StreetFighter: Legacy’ to the people who deserve it most…….the fans.
Enjoy the 2 very ‘teasing’ teaser trailers, and look out for the short film to be online on Thursday along with a series of making of featurettes.
The Street Fighter Legacy short film will be released THIS THURSDAY! A must see for SF fans!