The Real Miyagi

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2016 WINNER – BEST DOCUMENTARY

The Real Miyagi February 20 10PM-12AM
Director Kevin Derek
Producer Oscar Alvarez
Starring Fumio Demura, Dolph Lundgren, Steven Seagal, Michael J. White
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Documentary Competition
United States, Japan, Canada 84 Mins
2015 English and Japanese

A true story of a man behind the biggest hollywood action heroes! This long-awaited documentary, three years in the making, captures the life of master Fumio Demura, the man who has influenced a bevy of Hollywood’s elite over the last 50 years. Those talents include Chuck Norris, Bruce Lee, Steven Seagal and many more. It was the stunt double role that he landed in The Karate Kid and the friendship he formed with actor, Pat Morita, that would forever change his life. Mr. Morita fashioned his unforgettable character, Mr. Miyagi, off of Master Demura which earned him an Oscar Nomination in 1985. This is the story of a man they call The Real Miyagi.

2015 Action On Film – Winner
2015 Arizona Underground Film Festival – Winner
2015 Boonies International Film Festival – Official Selection
2015 Canada International Film Festival – Winner
2015 Comedy Cluj International Film Festival – Official Selection
2015 DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival – Winner
2015 Fantasia – Official Selection
2015 Hamilton International Film Festival – Official Selection
2015 Minneapolis Film Festival – Official Selection
2015 Night Vision International Film Festival – Official Selection
2015 Seattle Asian American Film Festival – Official Selection

About The Director
Kevin Derek Kevin Derek attended Columbia College in Hollywood California, earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in Motion Pictures in 1990. Kevin has extensive experience in the movie industry both as producer, director and editor. Derek is currently Festival Director for the Irvine International Film Festival.

“BRILLIANT FILM”. “5 STARS”Dallas Movie Examiner, Bobby Blakey

“It is an uplifting movie going experience and one that should be seen by everyone” –ScreenPicks, Ian Murphy

“I highly recommend this film” –Meniscus Magazine , Paul Kazee

“THE REAL MIYAGI IS A SUPERB DOCUMENTARY” –Fantasia, Éric S. Boisvert

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