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KFMG Podcast S07 Episode 84: Robert Samuels

“It’s a younger man’s recreation, and it’s my job to usher in a brand new technology of expertise. I believe that’s the place I can provide again most.”

It was a screening of 1972’s 5 Fingers of Loss of life (aka King Boxer) that may rework the lifetime of Robert “Bobby” Samuels. At the moment, he couldn’t have foreseen that he would go on to change into the primary African American member of the Hong Kong Stuntman Affiliation, a star of martial arts motion cinema, a Hung Gar knowledgeable coaching underneath kung fu grasp and actor, Chiu Chi-ling, and a detailed private good friend of Sammo Hung – one of many largest names in kung fu motion pictures. Bobby’s story is one in every of dogged dedication and dedication to a singular imaginative and prescient; to interrupt free from his humble beginnings in West Philadelphia, USA, and launch himself onto the silver display in Hong Kong. All roads result in a fateful assembly with Sammo Hung within the early Nineteen Nineties, and outstanding roles in his movies The Playing Ghost (1991) and Don’t Give a Rattling (1995) adopted. The 2 developed a detailed private friendship, one which continues to today. On this episode, we focus on Bobby’s experiences of residing with Sammo and his household, collaborating on his movies, and dealing with the most effective within the enterprise on the top of their powers – individuals like Yuen Biao, Lam Ching-ying, Yuen Woo-ping, Collin Chou, and plenty of extra. Since returning to the USA, Bobby can more and more be discovered behind the digital camera as a director and producer, serving to to encourage and promote the following technology of motion stars. In 2021, he made his characteristic movie directorial debut with the motion comedy, Made in Chinatown, starring members of the forged of The Sopranos, and co-directing with the Hollywood stunt legend, James Lew. The movie is accessible now to lease and purchase on digital platforms. Observe Robert Samuels on Instagram.

Robert Samuels and Chiu Chi-ling

Robert Samuels and Sammo Hung.

Robert Samuels and Jackie Chan.

Robert Samuels and Lam Ching-ying.

From left: Members of the Sammo Hung Stunt Workforce – Ian Godenzi, Collin Chou, Robert Samuels, Sammo Hung, Chin Kar-lok and Chin Siu-ho.


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