Though you may not know his name there's a passably good chance you've witnessed German martial artist Mathis Landwehr in action. Based in Berlin, Landwehr caught the eye of the Wachowskis sometime back and put in work as a key stunt performer on both V For Vendetta and Speed Racer. We'd been talking about him prior to that in these pages, though, thanks to his work in indie action flick Kampfensage and again raved over his work in stellar short film Kingz.
Landwehr is one of our favorites, basically, and we've been waiting years now for him to get his break on the big screen. Because while the stuff he's been doing on TV is fine and all - and certainly pays his bills - we're very much of the opinion that he deserves an audience larger than what German television will give him.
And apparently he agrees because he's taken and active part in shaping his next project, an apocalyptic steampunk scifi actioner titled Land Of Giants - a project which crowdfunded a twelve minute pilot / proof of concept in hopes of securing the funds for either a feature or television version.
After the storm reduced our world to ruins, the Giants came to us, to punish those who would ever again lay their hands on the magic called "Electricity".
A long time ago Crutch (Mathis Landwehr) challenged the Giants' anger. His destroyed knee won't let him forget the day, they took everything from him. So he ventured out to hunt and kill them.
The pilot arrived online yesterday and it's an intriguing bit of work. Check it below.