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Marina Antunes [Celluloid 01.24.14] Canada documentary

In 1999, filmmaker Chris Smith introduced the world to Mark Borchardt. In 2014, Matthew Bauckman and Jaret Belliveau introduce the world to Elliot "White Lightning" Scott.

Elliot was shot over a two year period just outside Halifax, Nova Scotia where Scott, the Canadian martial arts-star-in-the-making, spends his time working on his low-budget karate epic, Blood Fight. Scott certainly has passion but as with Borchardt before him, he's stuck and things aren't looking up.

Bauckman and Belliveau capture two years of Scott's life on film, his struggles to get his film made and to be accepted as a filmmaker. It's not an uncommon struggle but there's something surreal about this trailer which suggests that Scott doesn't exactly have the best grasp on the realities of the world. It's unlikely that he'll ever become a martial arts superstar but his attempt is certainly valiant and from the looks of it, entertaining as well.

Elliot recently played Slamdance where it took home the Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature.

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