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Stephen McGovern, 7th Degree Black Belt, Joins Production As Stunt Coordinator, Cast Member and Associate Producer; McGovern, Martial Arts ‘Renshi,’ Will Perform Rare Dim Mak Moves

Long Beach 5/30/2012 11:22 AM GMT (WooEB)

Stephen McGovern

Go Nuts Films has announced that “Shadow of the Monarch,” a feature film currently in production, will bring to the screen the newest in Martial Arts techniques.  “Hold on to your hats and more,” cautions the film’s writer, co-director and star, John Luksetich, “because Stephen McGovern, a martial arts ‘Renshi,’ has joined the production as stunt coordinator and featured actor. McGovern will employ his extensive background in martial arts to ‘Shadow,’ making it the first film to show the art of ‘Dim Mak’ defense.”  According to McGovern, who runs a Martial Arts studio in Wildomar, Calif.,  “This will be the first time that some of the actual Won Hop Loong Chuan and Ninja techniques of the Saito Clan of Fukushima, Japan (which is a descendant of Won Hop) will be seen in a film.  The movie goers will need to pay attention because things will happen very quickly as they would in real life.”  

Says Luksetich, “McGovern’s colorful life itself would make a great movie.  He holds Senior Black Belt ranking (It has been indicated by the current Head of this System that he is 9th -10th Dan level) in the old Saito Ninpo Grading System. He has studied and taught Martial Arts for almost 40 years.  He holds Nidan (2nd Degree Black Belt) ranking in Aikido and Shodan (1st Degree Black Belt) ranking in Shotokan Karate. He also has extensive experience in Aiki Okami Ryu and Danzan Jujutsu (derivitives of Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu), White Crane Kung Fu, Judo, Kenjutsu and Iaido/Battojutsu and is currently working toward 1st Degree  Black Belt in Won Hop Loong Chuan Gung Fu, one of the most sophisticated martial arts in history and heavily infused in the principles and teachings of Old Chinese Medicine and Dim Mak.” 

According to Randy Kent, co-director of ‘Shadow of the Monarch’, “McGovern has practiced, taught and employed his martial arts training in real world situations while serving over 20 honorable years on Active Duty in the United States Navy.  In fact, he trained many US Navy Security Teams in aspects of specialized martial arts skills. He is also a member of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), an international group for security professionals. Additionally, he has operated as Chief of Stage Security for country music stars: The Judds, Garth Brooks, Clint Black, Sawyer Brown and The Pirates of the Mississippi, when these artists performed at the former Naval Air Station Miramar. We are lucky to have him on our team.”

About “Shadow of the Monarch”

"Shadow of the Monarch" is a full-feature film about mind control.  Carrying the provocative tag line, “Memories Can Kill, ” the film can best be described as “The Manchurian candidate meets the Bourne Identity.”  The reason Monarch mind-control programming was labeled “Monarch” is because of the Monarch butterfly. The Monarch butterfly learns where it was born (its roots), and it passes this knowledge via genetics on to its offspring from generation to generation. This was one of the key animals that tipped scientists off to the fact that knowledge can be passed genetically. The Monarch program is based upon Illuminati and Nazi goals to create a Master race, in part, through genetics. If knowledge can be passed genetically (which it is), then it is important that parents be found who can pass the correct knowledge onto those victims selected for the Monarch mind control program.” The genre of the film is an action/thriller with two planned sequels to follow. “Shadow of the Monarch” is currently seeking investors, offering numerous incentives, including acting roles.  Interested persons can obtain more information at:  http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/93515 

About Go Nuts Films 

Go Nuts Films and Dreyluca Productions' mission is to make movies... Period end of story... Movies we would enjoy ourselves. Films that root for the underdog in all of us and leave us feeling better in some way for having seen them... Films that give us a little break from our hectic, busy lives. ​Go Nuts Films is a company where we try to find each others' strengths, instead of picking on each other's weaknesses. For more information on “Shadow of the Monarch” go to: http://www.shadowofthemonarch.com 



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