GRAND LEDGE, Michigan — Burmese refugee Thang Mung and his team at iStar Video Production are back on the big screen with their second film, “Exile.”
The bilingual film, with English and Zomi parts, premiered Friday night at the Sun Theater in Grand Ledge.
“It’s an exciting, action-packed martial arts film,” said actor and producer Marc Hemingway. “A Moses-type character who was born in – was raised by a group of ninja assassins. He gets to a point where he meets people who inspire him to choose a different path.”
The film was mostly shot in greater Lansing, where actor Lekeathon Wilson lives. He helped choreograph some of the fight scenes, one of which was in the Lansing Mall.
“I know the areas we were shooting in,” Wilson said. “Actually, the mall we were shooting fight scenes in, I have a cousin who’s the manager of the Footlocker.”
The hour and 20-minute film will have a second screening at the Sun Theater in Grand Ledge on Saturday at 2 p.m.
“There’s a tremendous amount of community support behind Thang Mung and he has such an exciting passion for making exciting films that’s infectious,” Hemingway said.
Starting Dec. 2, “Exile” will also play at four Celebration Theaters across the state, including in Lansing.
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