Press and Festivals

Awards

2015 WorldFest-Houston Intl. Film Festival
- Official Selection
- Winner - Platinum Remi Award – Independent Theatrical Family Film
- Nominee – Best Supporting Actress – Kathryn Newton
- Nominee – Best Rising Male Star – Jansen Panetierre

2015 Sunscreen Intl. Film Festival
- Official Selection
- Winner – Best Florida Film
- Winner – Best Supporting Actor – Matthew Ziff

2015 Burbank Intl. Film Festival
- Official Selection
- Nominee – Best Feature (upcoming festival, winner TBA)

2015 Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival
- Official Selection
- Lifetime Achievement Award – Don "The Dragon" Wilson

2015 Dove Foundation Movie Review
- Awarded 5 Doves – Family Approved For 12 and Over

What are people saying about THE MARTIAL ARTS KID?

"The Martial Arts Kid is a truly fitting family drama as much as it is a love letter to the martial arts genre, and even martial arts as a whole."

"The film’s title may make you think that THE MARTIAL ARTS KID is a rip-off of the 1984 classic. That would be a mistake."

"THE MARTIAL ARTS KID is filled with legends and newbies, but nearly all share a common trait: they are all actually trained martial artists."
- Daliah Leslie, BrainBlogger.com

"The authenticity shines through and the truth about this amazing weapon against bullying, and the social responsibility inherent within this film is what makes this film truly so unique.";
- Daliah Leslie, BrainBlogger.com
 
""...the film was fun, funny, poignant and very enjoyable with a lot of heart and resolve...""
- Lee Golden, Film Combat Syndicate

"This film is action packed, has drama, and even a little bit of comedy, too."
- Gerry O., Kids First

"The directing is wonderful.  During all the action-packed scenes when they're fighting and all that, I thought they did a wonderful job.  The camera shots were just spot on for those scenes and it just looks fantastic."
- Gerry O., Kids First

"I give it 4 out of 5 stars, it is a fantastic film... I would really recommend it..."
- Gerry O., Kids First

"Not only does Uncle Glen teach Robbie how to be a better man, he also settles a score with a rival of his own..."

""Wilson and Rothrock, who come from an era of 80's and 90's action films that remain popular among the niche, don't miss a beat in this one alongside a great cast and a lead actor who could very well be an action star in the making if he so chooses, and at the center of it all, a message that benefits anyone and everyone...""
- Lee Golden, Film Combat Syndicate

"The positive message that ran through THE MARTIAL ARTS KID make it perfect for youngsters who are in the martial arts, as well as those that should be. But there are plenty of gems that make it fun to watch even if you are a generation removed.."
- Robert W. Young, Blackbelt Magazine

"THE MARTIAL ARTS KID is a fantastic movie...I highly recommend THE MARTIAL ARTS KID."
-Geno McGahee, Scared Stiff Reviews

"I love THE MARTIAL ARTS KID film because the messages are powerful. THE MARTIAL ARTS KID is about home and family values."
- -Dana Stamos, Martial Arts & Action Entertainment


"Don "The Dragon" Wilson and Cynthia Rothrock are perfectly cast in mentor roles yet still can kick some butt while Jansen Panettiere and Matthew Ziff truly breakout in their roles of the titular role and his nemesis."
- -Albert V., World Film Geek


"I love THE MARTIAL ARTS KID film because the messages are powerful. THE MARTIAL ARTS KID is about home and family values."
- -Albert V., World Film Geek