Science of Mortal Kombat


This is the project I was working on in December when I found out my father passed away. Big thanks to my coordinator America Young for holding me close during this time and giving me something to DO during my unexpected grief. She gave me focus and purpose when I could’ve devolved into a puddle, and for that I am exceedingly grateful. We shot the Temple scenes at the Korean Friendship Bell in Longbeach, and I can think of no better venue to entwine our lives together in creative achievement. <3

Sub-Zero, Scorpion, and Skarlet are some of the deadliest warriors in video game history, but how would they stand up in a fight to the death with the laws of physics? Kyle Hill and his experts, including Daniel Cormier and CM Punk, will test fatalities, brutalities, and realities seen in Mortal Kombat 11.

In anticipation of the release of Mortal Kombat 11, Nerdist and Because Science joined forces to create this hybrid show show od DEATH!!! Kyle Hill busts the myths about how physics in the Mortal Kombat realm would translate into to the real world.

He may call me his minion, but this show is nothing without our violent comical sacrifices.

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EPISODE 1 - SUB-ZERO’S HEAD SHATTER

Sub-Zero is known for his ice-cold deadly fatalities in Mortal Kombat, but is the frozen feat actually possible in real life? Kyle gets help from MMA champion Daniel Cormier and Sufficiently Advanced's Allen Pan to find out in The Science of Mortal Kombat!
Kyle goes behind the scenes of recreating Sub-Zero's ice-cold fatality in this behind the scenes episode of The Science of Mortal Kombat! The Science of Mortal Kombat is a co-production between Legendary Digital Networks and WB Games. Mortal Kombat 11 is available on April 23.

EPSIDOE 2 - SKARLET’S BLOOD SPIKES

Skarlet expertly controls other fighters' blood in Mortal Kombat to use as any weapon she needs, but are these sanguine methods actually viable? Kyle gets into the bloody details to find out on this episode of The Science of Mortal Kombat! The Science of Mortal Kombat is a co-production between Legendary Digital Networks and WB Games.
Kyle offers a closer look at the dangers of shooting blood projectiles like Skarlet's fatality in this behind the scenes episode of The Science of Mortal Kombat! The Science of Mortal Kombat is a co-production between Legendary Digital Networks and WB Games. Mortal Kombat 11 is available on April 23.

EPISODE 3 - SUB-ZERO’S ICE AXE

Sub-Zero creates axes using his icy powers to cut down and decapitate his enemies in Mortal Kombat, but could ice actually hold up to all that punishment? Kyle sees if it makes the cut on this episode of The Science of Mortal Kombat!
Kyle gives us the cold hard facts about making ice axes like Sub-Zero's in this behind the scenes episode of The Science of Mortal Kombat! The Science of Mortal Kombat is a co-production between Legendary Digital Networks and WB Games. Mortal Kombat 11 is available on April 23.

EPISODE 4 - SCORPION’S “GET OVER HERE!”

Scorpion's signature "Get Over Here" spear move is one of the most recognizable moves in Mortal Kombat and all of gaming, but how much strength would you need to do it? Kyle tries to pull it off on this episode of The Science of Mortal Kombat!
Kyle tests the might behind Scorpion's signature move and the feats of strength required in this behind the scenes episode of The Science of Mortal Kombat! The Science of Mortal Kombat is a co-production between Legendary Digital Networks and WB Games. Mortal Kombat 11 is available on April 23.

EPISODE 5 - CAN YOU UPPERCUT A PERSON OFF THE GROUND?

One move that all Mortal Kombat games have shared is the signature uppercut that launches opponents, but is this even possible in reality? Kyle goes for launch with the help of former WWE Champion CM Punk on this episode of The Science of Mortal Kombat!
Kyle shows the launch difficulties of recreating the iconic Mortal Kombat uppercut in this behind the scenes episode of The Science of Mortal Kombat! The Science of Mortal Kombat is a co-production between Legendary Digital Networks and WB Games. Mortal Kombat 11 is available on April 23.

EPISODE 6 - CAN SCORPION CUT A PERSON IN HALF WITH HEAT?

Scorpion heats things up with his new Chain Reaction finisher in Mortal Kombat 11, pulling a heated chain through his opponents, but could this be done in the real world? Kyle fires up the void on this episode of The Science of Mortal Kombat!
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Bolden!

Now in Theaters!

I was introduced to the beaUtiful city of New Orleans while shooting this feature film about the mythical account of Buddy Bolden.  This passion project written & directed by Dan Pritzker covers the story of the musician's life as a cornet player in New Orleans, and his subsequent decline into schizophrenia.  Gary Carr carries the role with such poise & talent!

BOLDEN - Trailer (2019) Release Date: 3 May 2019 (USA)

Bolden invites you to experience a world fueled by passion, greed and musical genius―in early 1900s New Orleans. Witness the compelling, powerful and tragic journey of #BuddyBolden, the unsung American hero who invented Jazz.

I shot this part in April of 2015!

Huge in France - On Netflix


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Gad Elmaleh is a hugely famous comedian... in France. He's about to leave it all behind and move to Los Angeles in an attempt to reconnect with his estranged, comedy-hating, 16-year-old male model son. Sadly, he'll have to do it without a single celebrity perk. A Netflix Original Series.
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Desert Hearts

In my adventures deeper into the flow community I’ve met some incredible new friends along the way, one of which is Flow Mamba; the Yoda to my flow training, teaching me the ways of my Rope Dart Force.

He’s grown into a titan in his own right & is now the leader at the helm of Westcoast Ecelectic Arts.

FLOW MAMBA!

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I am now an insured certified fire performer.

Announcer for Beauty Con


If you attended the NYC BeautyCon then you may have heard a familiar voice introduce & invite all the guests and presenters to the stage. Beauty is enhanced by the brains of these talented creators determined to unapologetically offer products that honor every skin, culture, & creed while also inviting the wearer to feel beautiful for more than just their looks.

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The AM Archives - Podcast

Check out this teaser for an expansion of The Bright Sessions universe as we delve into The AM Archives, coming this spring exclusively on Luminary.

This sci-fi series picks up where hit podcast The Bright Sessions left off. The original series followed a group of therapy patients with supernatural abilities as they uncovered the secrets of their therapist, Dr. Bright. Six months after The Bright Sessions concludes we begin again with The AM Archives, a Luminary exclusive that tracks the mysterious Dr. Bright as she tries to reform the institution that once betrayed her. Along with time traveler Sam Barnes and ex-enemy Owen Green, Dr. Bright helps “Atypicals” learn how to use their abilities. But in an effort to defang The Atypical Monitors, the trio comes face to face with a patient unlike any other…

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Super Bowl LIII

I came to ATL on a stunt job that didn’t quite work out, but I learned so much about onset self worth in the process. I have so much love for my coordinator Jennifer Badger. So THEN, I wound up driving for the Bad Boys III audition, I went shooting at the range with Badger, & I just happened to work the half time show at the Super Bowl catching Travis Scott’s stage dive!!!

Say YES, when opportunities present themselves. Say yes to possibility.

I’m always glad that I did.

"I got a car sideways today hunting for work."

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Destroyer

In this Karyn Kusama feature film with Nicole Kidman I am a cop with a heart of Gold!!

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Destroyer follows the moral and existential odyssey of LAPD detective Erin Bell who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a gang in the California desert with tragic results. When the leader of that gang re-emerges many years later, she must work her way back through the remaining members and into her own history with them to finally reckon with the demons that destroyed her past.
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Daddy

Raymond Lewis Brown, PhD

Oct 6, 1954 - Dec 8, 2018

Service Jan 12, 2019

In honor of the man who gave me life. This past Saturday [1/12/19] we came together to celebrate the life of my father; The Trekkie, The Collector, & The Quiet Catalyst 1954-2018

I may have more to say about my father in time - but for now, this is what I’ve got. I love and miss him madly.

166 Likes, 10 Comments - Alex Marshall-Brown (@alexmarshallbrown) on Instagram: "Many of you have asked how you can contribute & share your condolences as we prepare to celebrate..."
130 Likes, 2 Comments - Alex Marshall-Brown (@alexmarshallbrown) on Instagram: "Visual evidence that our father conquered a continent."
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Paddy Crean - International Order of the Sword & Pen

In December I attended the Paddy Crean workshop in beautiful Banff, Canada. What a glorious experience to train and learn in the mountains of this beautiful town as I grapple with the death of my father. I even taught my first rope dart class!

It was a phenomenal & edifying reprieve to the loss that continues to weigh on my heart.

*Highly recommend. Two thumbs up. Do it.

PASSENGER LIST, Planoply podcast propels through Podcon


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Lauren Shippen, the writer & creator of The Bright Sessions, is co-producing and co-directing a mystery thriller podcast with John Scott Dryden & Planoply called PASSENGER LIST starring Kelly Marie Tran (from Star Wars Episode VIII; The Last Jedi)!!  She asked me to join the team, and you won't believe the wonderful places this story goes.

“Passenger List” is loosely inspired by the disappearance of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.  According to Dryden, this is a mashup of an Agatha Christie whodunit with a political thriller. Kelly Marie Tran plays a woman who lost her twin brother on the plane and decides to unofficially investigate. As she digs into each passenger’s story, the outlines of a global conspiracy emerge, permitting the story to circle around current issues as wide-ranging as Islamophobia and Russian election interference.

This podcast is currently in production, but I just wanted you all to know that it's worth keeping on your radar.  

Magic Leap


Performance Capture, meet spatial computing.  

At L.E.A.P.CON I had the pleasure of working with Andy Serkis (Gollum of Lord of the Rings, and Caesar from Planet of the Apes). His U.K.-based motion capture house, The Imaginarium Studios, brought me in for the demo of their creative partnership with Rony Abovitz's Magic Leap, which superimposes 3D computer generated imagery over everyday real world objects.

Together they are exploring the world of Mixed Reality by blending real world performance art with augmented reality by virtue of Serkis' CG orc-like character, Grishneck.  Technology is finally able to leap from off of our screens and occupy three dimensional space in our homes.

The world of spatial computing is evolving, and I feel so charmed to be a part of that growth.

According to the Hollywood Reporter;
While the technology is still in a fledgling stage, Serkis expressed enthusiasm for the potential of augmented/mixed reality. “We now have a new way of experiencing story,” he says. “It’s the next generation of theater/cinema/event that we’ve been circling around for some time, and it’s finally emerging." 

Says Serkis: “As an actor, the process of creating a role emotionally, psychologically and physically, that will live in a mixed reality environment is no different to any other sphere of storytelling. The only exception being that your performance can live on in so many different iterations, which are yet to be decided. However, as a director capturing a performance for Magic Leap content is fascinating because you are offering up the story and yet the end user has total freedom as to how they will experience it spatially. It is entirely different to capturing for a movie, where you obviously have control over every aspect of the viewer's experience.”
~Hollywood Reporter

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The Imaginarium Studios and Magic Leap have partnered to change the way people experience entertainment by capturing the magic of performance for spatial computing.

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Troopers

Doctor Fixu Rydeup is here waiting with a scalpel in hand!

Season 1; Episode 3 - The Data Quest

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DIVA

Maggie Levin (yeah yeah! Dat bish & beautifully eccentric Hollywood director) continues to wreck the cinematic screen with visually stimulating films whilst simultaneously own the stage with live performances of The Rocky Horror Hipster Show.

Diva is among the dopeness. Maggie made a fictional popstar and ventured down the path of her unmaking. She battles self image, vices, and ultimately living up to the dream existent in the minds of her fans.

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Teaser for the short film DIVA (2018) Starring Helen Highfield & Grant Jordan Written & Directed by Maggie Levin Produced by Braedan Herrera, MeeRa Kim, Maggie Levin & Helen Highfield

"hey international women's day and women's history month celebrators! girl power enthusiasts! humans..."

Festivals;

Oregon Short Film Festival Feb 2019

New Filmmakers Festival March 2019

The Oath


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I'm in this movie

...maybe.  There's also the possibility that my part was left on the cutting room floor.  I don't know, do you?  We should probably go see The Oath the weekend of Oct 12th, 2018 and find out.  If you don't see m'face onscreen, then photograph my name as it scrolls through the credits.  ;-)

This sort of thing happens sometimes. it doesn’t stop the fact that I still had a fantastic time meeting Ike, seeing old friends, & working on this set.

Nov 2017

Call of Duty


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Black Ops 4

I spent a fair portion of the of 2017/2018 contributing to the performance and motion capture for this game.  Thank you Treyarch for the opportunity!

The game has been released!  So, go pickup a copy & contribute to the mayhem.

On October 12, the world goes black. It's time to soldier up. For Black Ops at its best. ✅ All-new Blackout Battle Royale mode ✅ The next evolution of Multiplayer ✅ 3 Zombies Experiences Pre-order Call of Duty®: Black Ops 4 now, available October 12th on PS4, Xbox One, and PC

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The Chimerical Era


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I did motion capture for this cinematic & immersive VR experience, created by Veronica Flint.  It premiered at VRLA, the worlds largest VR & AR expo, at the LA Convention center May 4th & 5th 2018.

It has since made appearances at the Infinity Film Festival and continues to gather praise on the VR festival circuit.

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-September 2017

Dead Girls' Detective Agency

Check me out as Detective Dill! 

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The Dead Girls Detective Agency is a who done it, coming-of-age love story about a young Manhattanite who wakes up in a glamorous hotel to discover that she’s dead, apparently in purgatory. Her only hope of passing to the other side may be in solving the mystery of her own murder with the help of others like herself.

This initiative stems from the Insurrection and HarperCollins book-to-tv partnership where key books are optioned and developed into digital video and linear television series.

 

Digital TV studio Insurrection Media and Keshet Studios have teamed to co-produce paranormal YA drama The Dead Girls Detective Agency based on the HarperCollins book written by Suzy Cox. TV writing team Jerica Lieberman and Molly Margraf (Mistresses) will pen the adaptation for the pilot.

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-September 2017

The Bright Sessions - Episode #51 - Director Wadsworth

“Alex Marshall-Brown’s performance as The Bright Sessions‘s Agent Wadsworth is sharp, quick, cold, and collected. Marshall-Brown makes it clear to the listener why Dr. Bright would be intrigued by Wadsworth; she also makes it clear why Dr. Bright would understand what a threat Wadsworth is. Marshall-Brown fits seamlessly into the Bright Sessionscast while rooting the show more wholly into its more ominous undercurrents.”

— 2017's Best in Podcasts, Podcast Problems

In case you didn't know. I am Director Wadsworth.

It is my strange and unusual day that we cover after Rose's cataclysmic 50th Episode musical-dream-walking debacle.

Let's get back to the gritty of The Bright Sessions, people!

The team of The Bright Sessions 50th Episode takes you behind the scenes of our highly anticipated musical episode. Directed by Jon Sams.

I'm amazed by the talent & commitment of The Bright Sessions fans. There's some great fan art, episode listening parties (in both the US & Europe), as well as Discord forums (for Patreon members) to discuss their shared experiences online.  Below are some really cool pieces of art & opinion shared by some of The Bright Session fans.  Of course, I favor the views which highlight my villainous character.   The diversity of opinion & artistic stylings of our fans really moves me.  

Tumblr Artist contributors;

thefigureinthecorner, Alienpodcast, XaktheDrak, PabelandNine, Franarts.tumblr.com

I'm sooooo excited by all the Wadsworth art that exists out there! I'd love to see more.

Discord Comments courtesy of;

Regan, Cobalt, balloonwhisk, LMichaela, spicy-bunz, ineed2beabetter, Turq8//Laurin, Slauthor, mercutiglo

Would you like to read the transcript of episode #51?&nbsp; Then click the photo above!

Would you like to read the transcript of episode #51?  Then click the photo above!