Legacy of the Dragon (formerly Shaolin Wing Chun)
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Legacy of the Dragon (formerly Shaolin Wing Chun)

A young, downtrodden American orphan must learn a lost fighting system to destroy a violent leader’s stranglehold on his city’s Chinatown neighborhood.

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2013 Columbia Gorge – Official Selection 

2012 LA Movie Awards – Award of Excellence

2012 Harlem International Film Fest – Best Feature Screenplay winner

2012 Nextventertainment Screenwriting Competition – Quarter Finalist

2012 Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Competition – Quarter Finalist

Screenwriter: Erik Bernard

Genre: Action/Adventure

Logline: A young, downtrodden American orphan must learn a lost fighting system to destroy a violent leader’s stranglehold on his city’s Chinatown neighborhood.

 

This story begins with the revelation of the unknown history of Wing Chun.  Designed in secrecy, this chapter of Wing Chun was hidden away to prevent the lethal fighting system from falling into the wrong hands. This hidden chapter was known as the Black Flag, which had the responsibility to kill anyone misusing this lethal art. The knowledge and power of the Black Flag fighting system would become the only hope for a small Chinatown community caught under the brutality of an evil Kung Fu master.

 

When MICHAEL, 19, stands up to a local gang, he is left disenfranchised and homeless. Witness to his courage is LIN HAN, 50, a widowed grocery store owner who adopts Michael into her life and the small Chinese community.

 

Meanwhile, Brotherhood leader DRAGON WANG, 80, visits reclusive Wing Chun master SIFU LEE with a problem.  Dragon Wang’s son TOMMY, 25, has returned from Hong Kong with uncommon martial arts skill and a corrupt agenda. Tommy plans to flood the small Chinese community with gambling, human trafficking, and drugs.

 

Sifu Lee is reluctant to get involved until SUE LIN, a young girl and victim of Tommy’s ambition, steps forward with a heartrending story. A moral dilemma is presented: “Can we really live in a world with no justice?”

 

The two old men concoct a plan to train a young man in the Red Flag Wing Chun system to challenge Tommy before he consolidates power in the upcoming Tong election. Unforeseen by both of them, the humble Michael emerges as the best candidate to be trained in the old ways.