Director and master fight choreographer Yuen Woo-Ping will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 6th annual Fantastic Fest, during the world premiere of his new martial arts fantasy “True Legend.” The event will take place September 25, at The Paramount Theater in Austin, TX.
Ping has worked with kung fu movie legends Jackie Chan, Stephen Chow, Jet Lie and Michelle Yeoh, to name a few. His choreography has notably been featured in “The Matrix” trilogy, both “Kill Bill” films, “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” and “Kung Fu Hustle.”
“We are thrilled to have a filmmaker of Mr. Yuen’s incredible talent and filmography attend our festival to accept the Lifetime Achievement Award,” said Fantastic Fest co-founder Tim League. “A large part of our programming at Fantastic Fest is devoted to a genre of which Mr. Yuen represents the pinnacle of quality.”