Ken Zheng and Livi Zheng on Martial Arts Action in Insight [Exclusive Interview]

Ken Zheng - Insight

Ken Zheng starring in Insight.

American cinema needs more martial arts action stars. Ken Zheng hopes to be following those footsteps in the action film Insight.

In the spirit of Jean-Claude Van Damme and Steven Segal movies, Insight delivers an action-packed punch in nearly every scene.

The film stars Ken Zheng, Madeline Zima, Tony Todd, Keith David, Sean Patrick Flanery, and John Savage. Livi Zheng directed the film.

Here’s the official synopsis:

Jian (Ken Zheng) is a counter-terrorism agent who blends his skills as a martial artist and clairvoyant to bring the world’s most nefarious individuals to justice. This lone wolf is forced to make an unexpected detour to Los Angeles upon receipt of the devastating news of a cover-up surrounding his brother’s alleged suicide. With the reluctant help of LAPD detectives, Abby (Madeline Zima), Carl (Tony Todd), and Captain Duke (Keith David), the unlikely group becomes involved in the investigation. Jian and Abby fight against a high-tech criminal (Sean Patrick Flanery) looking to exploit the brothers’ gifts in his quest for power.

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta chatted with the brother/sister team of Ken Zheng and Livi Zheng. We talked about the development of the story and the choreography of the many complicated fight scenes in the movie.

Ken Zheng is a writer and actor in narrative films and commercials that released theatrically in the United States and internationally. He is a competitive martial artist, winning multiple awards including at the US Open. He received a bachelor’s degree in radio, television, and film production from the University of Texas-Austin. Also, he is dedicated to his charity endeavors by directing documentaries to raise funds for various causes.

Livi Zheng is a director and producer. In 2014, she made her film production debut with Brush with Danger, a thriller about the complex world of martial arts. Also, she directed Bali: Beats of Paradise starring Grammy Award winner Judith Hill that premiered in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Beverly Hills. Like her brother, she participated in in competitive martial arts at the US Open, in which she won 26 medals and worked as a stunt woman for a time for television in Asia.

Insight released today on various platforms.

Watch the exclusive interview below. Let us know what you think.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Gravitas Ventures

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