Art Camacho

Bio:

Award-winning action film Director/Fight choreographer/stunt performer Art Camacho has a vast experience in the entertainment industry. He is in production of Final Payback 2, a sequel to one of his successful action films, and in development of a Latino Vampire film called "The Crossing". Camacho recently produced two Spanish language action films and was Consulting Producer on "The Jadagrace show" starring Motown legend Barry Gordy's granddaughter Jadagrace. Camacho wrote the story for Cage fight in addition to producing the movie. His studio releases include Sony Pictures "Half Past Dead 2". HPD 2, he was the Action Coordinator/2nd unit director on the original (Half Past Dead starring Steven Seagal and Ja Rule). Camacho also Co-produced, wrote and Directed "Confessions of a pit fighter" which was released in by Lionsgate Pictures. He began his film career as an actor, appearing in various action films and television programs. He then went on to producer and direct commercials prior to making films. His background in martial arts and fighting helped him make the transition to Fight choreography in martial arts action films. With over 35 action films under his belt as a fight choreographer he was dubbed "The Fight Master" by the leading martial arts publications. Camacho then became a successful feature film director/Producer. In most of his action films Camacho also choreographed the action. In Lionsgate release: "Confessions of a Pit fighter" Camacho not only directed the feature but wrote, Co-produced it as well. It starred Armand Assante, James Russo and Flavor Flav. Camacho soon distinguished himself as one of the "Promising directors in the action film genre" according to Premier magazine. His Producing/directing film career has not been limited to action but all genres including family films. His film "Little Bigfoot" went on to become the third highest grossing DVD release for Republic pictures and garnered two stars in TV Guide. His directorial debut, "The Power Within" garnered rave reviews from the International film community and was extremely lucrative in the Foreign and Domestic film markets. Camacho also Directed episodes of "LA Heat"; a buddy cop action series and "Reyes y Rey", for Sony Pictures. He has been featured in numerous international magazines and books throughout the world including "Black Belt magazine", "Inside Kung Fu", "Karate International", and "Cinturon Negro", "Masters and Styles, "Secrets of the Masters", "Martial Arts Illustrated", "Who's Who in Entertainment" "Encyclopedia of Martial Arts" and most recently graced the cover of Canada's "Martial arts experts" . L.A.'s largest Spanish Language Newspaper "La Opinion" has done several stories on Camacho and dubbed him "One of Latino Hollywood's best action directors" Proclaiming that with the right project Camacho will break through. He was also featured on "Hola Los Angeles", "Cinemax" Mexico's channel 12, "Despierta America" and "Control". Camacho was most recently featured on Latin Nation and he was the first recipient of the "The Outstanding Director of the Year" award from the Action on film, film festival 2005/2006, The Golden and Bronze halo awards from the Hollywood motion picture counsel. Camacho was also recipient of an award from the World Martial arts Association that was presented to him on behalf of Alan Horn (CEO of The Walt Disney Company) and Michael Klausman (President of CBS studios).
Filmography

Actor ( 26 credits )

Half Past Dead (2002) 49er Eleven
The Prophet (1999) Hunter's Men (as Art Comacho)
Little Bigfoot 2: The Journey Home (1998) Art Torres
Little Bigfoot (1997) Logger #3
Sworn to Justice (1996) Killer
Tiger Heart (1996) Sensei
Night Hunter (1996) Cop Translator
Fists of Iron (1995) Valet
Lion Strike (1994) Carlo
Cyber Tracker (1994) Protestor
Red Sun Rising (1994) Malito lieutenant
CIA II: Target Alexa (1993) Guard
Firepower (1993) Viper
Ring of Fire II: Blood and Steel (1993) Hockey Mask #1
Out for Blood (1992) Street Dealer
Street Crimes (1992) Gang Member #1
Deadly Bet (1992) Tony / Fighter
Final Impact (1992) Fighter
The Master Demon (1991) Thief
Ring of Fire (1991) Asian Gang
Chinatown Connection (1990) Estes
Ninja Academy (1989) Gonzales
Deathstalker and the Warriors from Hell (1988) Boy (as Arturo Camacho)
Mankillers (1987) Mickland's Men
The Falcon and the Snowman (1985) Boyce Child (as Arturo Comacho)
To Be the Best: The Road Back (0)

Producer ( 12 credits )

Assassin X (2016) producer
Cage Fight (2012) producer
Once Upon a Fight (2012) producer
The Jadagrace Show (2012) consulting producer (12 episodes, 2012)
Crooked (2006) co-producer
Confessions of a Pit Fighter (2005) co-producer
Sci-Fighter (2004) co-producer
Gangland (2001) co-producer
Final Payback (2001) producer
Point Doom (2000) co-producer
Little Bigfoot 2: The Journey Home (1998) associate producer
The Cutoff (1998) co-producer

Writer ( 8 credits )

Assassin X (2016) (story by)
Cage Fight (2012) (story)
La Linea - The Line (2009) (story) (uncredited)
13 Dead Men (2003) (written by)
Recoil (1998) (story)
Little Bigfoot 2: The Journey Home (1998) (story)
L.A. Heat (1996) (1 episode, 1997)
Lion Strike (1994) (story)

Director ( 15 credits )

Skate God (2017)
Assassin X (2016)
Crooked (2006)
Confessions of a Pit Fighter (2005)
Sci-Fighter (2004)
13 Dead Men (2003)
Gangland (2001)
Final Payback (2001)
Point Doom (2000)
Recoil (1998)
Little Bigfoot 2: The Journey Home (1998)
The Cutoff (1998)
Reyes y Rey (1998) (unknown episodes)
Little Bigfoot (1997)
L.A. Heat (1996) (1 episode, 1997)