We recently had the pleasure of spending some time with UK martial arts action star Dean Alexandrou.
Dean has an extensive background in physical performance, martial arts and gymnastics. His physical performances are noted for their cutting-edge and innovative choreography.
Initially heading to Hong Kong, Dean ended up working as a stuntman in Thailand.
Having forged a career as a stunt performer in the Thai film industry, Dean landed leading roles in two pan-Asian, theatrically released action films “Hanuman” and “The Brave”. He has had supporting or physical roles in several notable projects such as “Batman Begins”, “The Hangover II”, “Scorpion King 3”, “Shanghai”, Tony Jaa’s “The Protector”, and even appeared in a Pepsi commercial with Jennifer Lopez and Beyonce Knowles.
Dean is a filmmaker in his own right, co-directing and action directing the short film “Dohard”, which was screened at the 2010 Doha Tribeca International Film Festival in front of the Qatari Royal Family.
His project-trailer for “Shanty Town Showdown” became a YouTube hit, showcasing his gravity-defying skills and martial arts prowess.
A long-time collaborator with “Who Am I?” star Ron Smoorenburg, the pair are soon to be seen in the action thriller “Reflex”. Dean, who also wrote the screenplay, gave us a behind-the-scenes look, and we can tell you, ACTION FANS ARE IN FOR A TREAT!
Check out our interview with this talented rising star who has already had a fascinating career working with the likes of Tony Jaa, Panna Rittikrai, Prachya Pinkaew, Ron Perlman, John Cusack and Chow Yun Fat, to name but a few.
Shanty Town Showdown
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