The Real Miyagi
WINTER FILM AWARDS 2016 WINNER - BEST DOCUMENTARY
- United States, Japan, Canada
- 84 mins
- English and Japanese
Documentary Film Competition
|Fumio Demura, Billy Blanks, Dolph Lundgren, Steven Seagal, Michael Jai White, John G. Avildsen, Isaac Florentine, T.J. Storm, Tamlyn Tomita, Gerald Okamura, Sean Kanan|
A true story of a man behind the biggest hollywood action heroes! This long-awaited documentary, three years in the making, captures the life of master Fumio Demura, the man who has influenced a bevy of Hollywood’s elite over the last 50 years. Those talents include Chuck Norris, Bruce Lee, Steven Seagal and many more. It was the stunt double role that he landed in The Karate Kid and the friendship he formed with actor, Pat Morita, that would forever change his life. Mr. Morita fashioned his unforgettable character, Mr. Miyagi, off of Master Demura which earned him an Oscar Nomination in 1985. This is the story of a man they call The Real Miyagi.
Kevin Derek attended Columbia College in Hollywood California, earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in Motion Pictures in 1990. Kevin has extensive experience in the movie industry both as producer, director and editor. Derek is currently Festival Director for the Irvine International Film Festival.