Albert Pyun

Born in Hawaii, Albert Pyun got his first major exposure to film through the horror and action movies shown at a nearby military base. By the age of 10, Pyun was filming his own movies with an 8mm camera, and at 18 he ... Read more »
Born: 05/19/1953

Filmography

Director (36)

Road to Hell 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

Invasion 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Max Havoc: Ring of Fire 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Tales of an Ancient Empire 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

Left for Dead 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Ticker 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

Corrupt 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

The Wrecking Crew 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

Urban Menace 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

Crazy Six 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Blast 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

Nemesis 4: Cry of Angels 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

Adrenaline: Fear the Rush 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

Omega Doom 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

Heatseeker 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

Nemesis 2: Nebula 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

Nemesis III: Prey Harder 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

Hong Kong '97 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

Arcade 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

Brain Smasher... A Love Story 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

Deceit 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

Knights 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

Nemesis 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

Kickboxer 2 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

Bloodmatch 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

Captain America 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

Dollman 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

Cyborg 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

Alien From L.A. 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

Down Twisted 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

Dangerously Close 1986 (Movie)

(Director)

Radioactive Dreams 1986 (Movie)

(Director)

The Sword and the Sorcerer 1982 (Movie)

(Director)

Mean Guns (TV Show)

Director

Postmortem (TV Show)

Director

Raven Hawk (TV Show)

Director
Writer (14)

Corrupt 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Nemesis 4: Cry of Angels 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Adrenaline: Fear the Rush 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Omega Doom 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Omega Doom 1996 (Movie)

(From Story)

Heatseeker 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Heatseeker 1995 (Movie)

(Story By)

Nemesis III: Prey Harder 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Brain Smasher... A Love Story 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Knights 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Alien From L.A. 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Down Twisted 1987 (Movie)

(From Story)

Radioactive Dreams 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Sword and the Sorcerer 1982 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (2)

Ticker 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

Bloodmatch 1990 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

Born in Hawaii, Albert Pyun got his first major exposure to film through the horror and action movies shown at a nearby military base. By the age of 10, Pyun was filming his own movies with an 8mm camera, and at 18 he traveled to Japan, where he was mentored by legendary Japanese director Akira Kurosawa, actor Toshiro Mifune, and cameraman Takao Saito. After returning to Hawaii, Pyun worked as a commercial editor while attempting to make his own films on the side. Pyun directed his first feature in 1982 with "The Sword and the Sorcerer," which still stands as one of his biggest successes. He continued to work through the 1980s, mostly on "B-Movies" and direct-to-video films. In 1989 he completed work on another of his more recognizable efforts, "Cyborg," starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. During the 1990s, Pyun continued to pursue his interest in martial arts and science fiction with numerous releases, including installments in the "Kickboxer" series and 1992's "Nemesis." The director continued to work through the 2000s, bringing his Kurosawa-influenced cinematography to a series of films that, while poorly received, were filmed quickly and on sometimes-nonexistent budgets.

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