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Joe Jitsu (2017)

Adventure, Action, Family

When a Chinese-American dentist hides a special and highly sought after piece of gold in the crown of 11th grade Joey’s tooth, it unlocks the potential within Joey and he is transformed from a picked on kid to a powerful Kung Fu master, who must then save the world from those who would seek to obtain the special gold crown for evil.

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Joey Frank is an awkward seventeen-year-old boy who comes from a Caucasian father and an Asian mother. He’s a whiz at karate computer games, but is a pushover in real life. He gets picked on at school and his hard, streetwise, policeman dad is determined that he be able to defend himself adequately. Hence, he enrolls his son in karate school, much to Joey’s chagrin.

During one of his run-ins with a bully, Joey gets a broken tooth and has to visit a very unique dentist. This dentist comes from a long line of legendary “defenders,” and everything changes for Joey when the dentist hides a special and highly sought after piece of gold in the crown of Joey’s tooth. For in so doing, it unlocks the potential within him and he is transformed from a picked on kid to a powerful Kung Fu master.

Joey initially uses his new found powers to keep tabs on his cop dad, and protect him in a pinch-- which he does frequently. But the ongoing temptation is to use his powers on the high school bully who continues to hound Joey relentlessly.

Joey soon discovers that when he crunches his teeth together he transforms into an adult martial arts master Joe Jitsu, whose main nemesis is a Chinese Master known only as the “Extractor” because of his proclivity for pulling teeth. The “Extractor” is convinced, and correctly so, that the special gold is hidden in someone’s gold crown, and he is prepared to extract every crown in the city until he finds the one he’s after.

Eventually, after being thwarted by Joe a number of times, the “Extractor” raises an army “Jiang shi” or undead warriors from the grave and turns them loose on Joe and on the city. The “jiang shi” were one time martial arts masters themselves, and in their mindless state of “chi” are almost invincible.

All the while, Joey is urged by his best friend Ray to keep his heart pure, because the power of the tooth magnifies whatever nobilities or personal flaws a person might have. Eventually, Joey does struggle with his character and when he gives in to spite and pride it leads to his undoing-- that is until he can learn humility and change course. Hence, in the end, Joe must vanquish the undead, rescue his dad, and save the city in spectacular fashion, that only Joe Jitsu can.

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Fulcrum Films

Fulcrum Films was established to produce virtuous, positive content films, while leveraging strategic partnerships–specifically with distribution vendors–to ensure return on investment as well as commercial success. Bolstered by an Emmy nominated VFX studio as a co-production partner, Fulcrum has the knowledge, know-how, and professional network to cover all facets of production and distribution.

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About the Film

Cast

Production Note About Lewis & Phil Tan:

Besides the lead in the new Mortal Kombat movie, our lead Lewis Tan is up for the lead of Bruce Lee in the re-make of Enter the Dragon for Bourne Legacy director.  Lewis is going to be the next Bruce Lee literally. 

What's more, Lewis's dad, Phil Tan --the biggest fight & stunt coordinator in the business (Indiana Jones, Pirates of the Caribbean, Inception, Minority Report)-- is attached to direct the action.  He would do 2nd unit, shoot the action, as well as bring stunts and fight choreographer from Captain America and Avengers.

 



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About The Director, Damian Fulton

Creative Director of Mind Over Eye and Dream House Productions, Damian has developed and created compelling content for film, television, and advertising. As Senior Partner at Ogilvy, he produced award-winning advertising for Kraft Foods, BP, Mattel, Cisco, Pacific Bell, and Hilton Hotels. 

At Marvel, he was responsible for developing original and acquired properties into complete animated shows for networks and studios. Damian is also no stranger to the big screen either, with features Broken and Painted Horses dues for release in '016. 

Famous for his urban art, Marvel pieces, and Jaguar spots, feature film director Damian is the creator of Radical Rick and other successful family brands.

 



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Fulcrum Films

Fulcrum Films was established to produce virtuous, positive content films, while leveraging strategic partnerships–specifically with distribution vendors–to ensure return on investment as well as commercial success. Bolstered by an Emmy nominated VFX studio as a co-production partner, Fulcrum has the knowledge, know-how, and professional network to cover all facets of production and distribution.

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