GirlFight: Model Kombat Wraps Production
COLUMBUS – February 28, 2018
ModelKombatMovie.com, LLC today announced its new feature film, GirlFight: Model Kombat, has now officially wrapped after a two-year production span beginning in April 2016. Kelcey Coe serves as the film's Executive Producer.
The ultra-violent nightmare horror feature film where girls fight with brass knuckle and barb-wire fistfights to the death inside a brutal steel cage - all for a chance at a multi-million-dollar contract with an international modeling agency and is inspired by true events.
GirlFight: Model Kombat, now under the control of ModelKombatMovie.com, LLC is expected to hit major theaters before being released by ModelKombatMovie.com on Blu-ray/DVD, Amazon Prime, iTunes and Netflix, all pending their approval of course. The international audience will see workprint versions of the film sooner than the anticipated U.S. release, which is 2020. GirlFight: Model Kombat, for the most part, will still be promoted through Girlfightmovie.com until closer to the U.S. release date.
AT A GLANCE:
· The film had been secretly in production since 2014 with footage from 1999 being used to tell the Russell Brown story.
· The film sports an ultra-violent landscape, “luring models into the middle of nowhere to fight in a cage,” as rejected cast members refer to it.
· There is much more to the story than models fighting.
· Girlfight: inVite (2016) and Girlfight (2018) are just samplers for the feature film.
· Described as an “independent, martial-arts model mash-up found-footage art-house ultra-violent nightmare horror parody”
· It has an anticipated U.S. release date of 2020.
· The film is planned to be pitched to theaters, home video, retail stores, and an international audience.
· More information is coming soon to ModelKombatMovie.com.
GirlFight: Model Kombat Synopsis
After escaping near-death by government assassin Russell Brown, a teen backyard wrestler, Kelcey Coe, grows up to live his life in peace in the United Kingdom. But all of that changes when Russell Brown seeks to find and destroy his life once and for all – but not before Russell finds out his wife, fatal feme fatale and the world’s deadliest female assassin, Rachel, has put a hit on him – as he is forced to battle an all-female assassin squad of man-hating assassins falsely promised with a million-dollar death bounty - all while she savagely lures hungry, unexpecting attention-seeking models into the backwoods of Columbus, Ohio, forcing them to fight to the death inside a brutal steel cage with the promise of a multimillion dollar contract and entry into GirlFight: Model Kombat, for which they’re already unknowingly a part of. Now Russell Brown and Kelcey Coe must join forces and fly to the states to eradicate his wife from hell… once and for all. All this craziness adds up in one of the world’s most “ground-breaking, a fresh of breath air” (Stacey Cox, DecayMag) independent, martial-arts model mash-up found-footage art-house ultra-violent nightmare horror parody film from ModelKombatMovie.com!
About the Production
Almost all of the cast, whose names
are still kept under tight-lips to reduce the possibility of spoilers, are
newcomers and consist of girls from the Midwest, North Carolina, Virginia, Florida,
and Las Vegas. The film was filmed in and around Toronto, Canada; Bartlett,
Vincent, Fremont, and East Liverpool, Ohio; Los Angeles, California; Las Vegas,
Nevada; in and around Arizona, New Mexico, Hawaii, and Florida; and utilized
several video technologies, from old VHS-style recordings to cell phone
recordings mixed with 1080p HD video and in fight scenes, phone diaries, all
kinds of neat stuff. “It’s a very unique experience that the fans will
appreciate. If you’ve been watching my Facebook you’ve noticed I posted several
photos from my ‘vacations,’ and as I did with Canada hinted that maybe this has
something to do with GirlFight: Model Kombat,” Kelcey laughs, revealing
that, although production details were all kept tightly closed-lipped from the
public and cast/crew not involved in scenes that relate to their characters,
hints have been thrown out on social media to keep the Girlfight
brand alive for the past two years. “I know it works because two years later
people are still talking about GirlFight: Model Kombat and asking what happened to it. Now they know. By
keeping the cast names secret it adheres to my aggressive marketing strategy:
making fans think that these girls really died. After all, if you don’t see
them in person, it must be true right?”
But there’s more to the story than just the girl fights and the film hopes to shed light on that subject. “I’ve heard feedback from many different people and the screenplay as sold by Girlfightmovie.com, LLC conflicted with the cast and crews’ schedules. I took some time, reworked things and made adjustments to the film. I think the fans will love what has been done. The original published screenplay and scripts now serve as a sampler of what’s to come.”
Several people whose schedules couldn’t be accommodated are still attached to the project and have been considered, some even contacted, about future Girlfight projects; including a web series, a prequel, and more. An extended cut of the 2016 ten-minute concept film, Girlfight: inVite, now incorporating bikini-clad ring girls, by popular demand, will be released on April 20, 2018 on DVD only on Amazon.com and through Girlfightmovie.com as simply Girlfight (2018) with a whole slew of new merchandise including an accompanying soundtrack on CD. Fans can view a never-before-released teaser and sneak peak to GirlFight: Model Kombat exclusively by purchasing the Girlfight (2018) DVD on April 20th.
An Unusual String of Success
The short concept film, Girlfight: inVite, saw an unusual string of success starting four months after its initial release but not until after it was banned from Amazon prime video due to its aggressive marketing, conceiving viewers what they were seeing was real. It sold three DVDs of at the retail price of $2,999.99 through Amazon.com within its first year of release. The film was released to Bluray this year where copies are almost sold out and still sells a complete set of apparel, accessories, novelties and more through Zazzle and its own shop. An older version of the book featuring 2017 Celebrity Big Brother & Mob Wives star, Marissa Jade Fiore, was officially picked up and sold through Walmart.com at the beginning of 2017 which earned Kelcey recognition is his hometown newspaper, The Parkersburg News and Sentinel, despite the film already been picked up through regional affiliates with ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC. A loosely-based magazine company, Girlfight Magazine, LLC, focusing on the uplifting and less-aggressive side of female empowerment, has taken off and publishes weekly internationally, both online and in print, with a total of 12 different magazines publishes catering to different types of female empowerment.
Girl Power… Feminists Unite!
GirlFight: Model Kombat empowers women by shattering through the glass ceiling, opening doors to an all-female ensemble featuring many models and actresses from various genres put into movie roles in this deadly martial arts mashup typically oriented to males. Careful consideration and intricate detail was ensured to make sure the film portrays women in a positive light, respecting women as human beings and not objects. Women in the film do not share common gender-based roles - many times the women are actually in charge and the men are inferior to the women. They are often very strong, independent, and capable characters to which younger women can relate. “We approach female empowerment through violence like Wonder Woman, Star Wars, and The Mummy – just with a lot more violence and without all the snazzy superheroes and special effects.”
About Kelcey Coe
Kelcey Coe currently serves as the owner of GirlFights.Club, LLC, a media company that sells over 1,000 GIRLFIGHT related products through online retailers worldwide such as Walmart, Kmart, Sears, Zazzle, Amazon, VHX, Tower, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, and more. A retired model photographer and promoter, he has served as a Hollywood production assistant on James E. Wilson, Don 'The Dragon' Wilson, and Cynthia Rothrock's The Martial Arts Kid (2015) starring Paranormal Activity 4's Kathryn Newton and art production assistant on Stewart Schill (The Space Between Us)'s Frank vs. God (2014). He has worked in different MMA aspects with Hollywood producer, actor, and worldwide kick boxer, Don "The Dragon" Wilson (Bloodfist 1-8) and the late Hollywood actor, fight choreographer, and stuntman Donnie Hair (Mortal Kombat). He possesses a Masters of Business Administration from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio.
The trailer for the short film, Girlfight (2018) is here:
The short film can be found on IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes under “Girlfight: inVite.”