Theupcoming action-drama-comedy film One Percent Full will star RonnieRicketts and international martial arts expert Burton Richardson. This co-production venture between Ronnie'sRocketts Films and Burton's Fat-Free Productions will open in theatersstarting October 10.
Burtonis a martial arts expert who is a certified instructor of Jet Lee's Jeet Kune Do style of martial arts. He served as a stuntchoreographer of Hollywood movies like The Man in the Iron Mask(starring Leonardo DiCaprio). He has also acted in LowDown Dirty Shame (starring Keenen Ivory Wayans) and Fire Down Below(Steven Seagal).
Becauseof his expertise in martial arts, Burton has been invited to several countriessuch as South Africa where he met his Indian wife, British-born Sarah Badat,who worked as a TV host in her country.
Bornin California, Burton lived in a community na napakaraming Filipino, so maramina rin siyang naging kaibigang Pinoy at kahit paano marunong magsalita ngTagalog. "Konti lang, nakakaintindi ako pero konti," Burton told PEP(Philippine Entertainment Portal) in the press conference held yesterday,September 27, sa isang restaurant sa Roces Avenue.
Dahilmay dugong showbiz si Burton (he is the great grandson of Irene Franklin, the "Queen of Vaudeville" before the advent of silent pictures), it is notsurprising na pumasok rin siya sa showbiz.
Whileshooting for a movie in the U.S. late last year, nagkakilala sila niRonnie, who was on vacation with wife Mariz and their two daughters.
Na-impress si Ronnie sa trabaho ni Richardkung kaya't kinausap niya ito. In turn, nakakapanood naman daw siRichard ng mga Pinoy movies and he has seen Ronnie's action movies. Theyproceeded to co-produce the movie One Percent Full.
Shotin Hawaii; San Diego, California; and Manila, One Per Cent Full is amovie about friendship between races. May action din ito at may comedy.
"Wewanted to show the difference in the mentality of the Americans and theFilipinos here," sabi ni Richard sa presscon ng pelikula.
Tungkolsa mga Pinoy ang kuwento. Kaya ganito ang titulo dahil ang mga Pilipino rawkasi, nagkakasya na kung ano ang meron, that's why even one percent is alreadyfull for them.
Themovie also stars Andrea del Rosario and Niño Muhlach.
SaPilipinas unang ipapalabas ang One Percent Full sa darating na October10. Nakikipag-usap si Richard sa dalawang Hollywood distributors for therelease of the movie in the United States end of this year.