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Watch Burst, Celine Tran’s Bid to Become an Action Star

It’s fascinating to watch how DIY production possibilities are changing the nature of the resume and showreel. A couple of months ago we posted this video by Lawrence Rebeiro about how he was able to use a small crew to pre-viz a fight scene. Now, via James Marsh at Twitch comes this impressive fight scene produced by French/Vietnamese performer Celine Tran (formerly the adult actress Katsuni and featured in Gaspar Noe’s episode of Destricted) showcasing her knife-fighting and martial arts abilities. It’s just one of several videos created as standalones showcasing assorted fighting styles and intended to launch her as an action star. The video was choreographed by Mathieu Lardot of Cinemaction Stunts and shot, edited and directed by Vincent Gatinaud. Both worked on Luc Besson’s Lucy. Below, check out one of Tran’s training videos and here, at the link, is an earlier short, Heartbreaker, in which Tran plays a sexy, gun-toting vampire.

Céline Tran silat training. from mathieu lardot on Vimeo.

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