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I work in Film. I live in Martial MasterNavMenuArts. I thrive in Imagination.

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So who am I?

I am a Producer-Writer-Director-Novelist-Martial Artist. How's that for a hyphenate! have always worked in film, notably as a Line Producer on all the "Taken" films. I directed two Indie films guerilla style and a web series. I've written novels and over fifty scripts with a third "Hired to Write" or optioned. I've done martial arts most of my life and this path is my steady course for self-improvement always needed in film's highly competitive environment which is my ongoing (meaning I'm buildinng it!) ScholarWarriorWay.com course.

Did you know that if you improve 1/2% each day, then you will be 267% better over one year? Who can compete with that?

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WHY I LIKE THIS VIDEO: Kurosawa was a master filmmaker, relying on image to convey his emotions. How he captures emotions with this imagery is conceptually brilliant. I could watch this video a hundred times and always learn more.

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How to Use a Samurai Sword

January 31, 20240 min read

"There is nothing outside of yourself that can ever enable you to get better, stronger, richer, quicker or smart. Everything is within. Everything exists. Seek nothing outside of yourself." Miyamoto Musashi

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Michael Mandaville

Michael is a writer, filmmaker and dedicated World War II historian who studies martial arts, action films and is learning more about VFX every single darn day. Oh and a Scholar Warrior

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How to Use a Samurai Sword

January 31, 20240 min read

"There is nothing outside of yourself that can ever enable you to get better, stronger, richer, quicker or smart. Everything is within. Everything exists. Seek nothing outside of yourself." Miyamoto Musashi

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Michael Mandaville

Michael is a writer, filmmaker and dedicated World War II historian who studies martial arts, action films and is learning more about VFX every single darn day. Oh and a Scholar Warrior

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