Garth EvansGareth Evans is a Welsh film director now based in Indonesia. He is best known for alerting the World of Mainstream Cinema to the Indonesian traditional martial art, Pencak Silat,
So far he has made two notable films - Merentau and The Raid (titled on IMDB as: The Raid II or The Raid : Redemption (2011), this featured in the Sundance Festival in 2012. The remainder of his canon of work is as follows - Samurai Monogatari (2003) - Footsteps (2006) - and the yet to be released Berandal (2013).
Evans graduated from The University of Glamorgan in Pontypridd with a MA in Script-writing for TV and Film , prior to film-making he made a crust teaching people Welsh over the "Inter-web". After getting married he moved to Indonesia and was involved in the making of a documentary about the Indonesian martial art style, Pencak Silat. After becoming something of a devotee of Silat, he discovered Indonesian martial artist Iko Uwais (the star of both his major successes to date), who was working for the phone company as a deliveryman.
Inevitably Evans cast Uwais as the star in the movie Merantau (a.k.a. Merantau Warrior) which was released in 2009 and became a cult-underground hit. Evans current project in cinemas (or at least in the UK as of May 2012) is an action film called Serbuan Maut or The Raid.
Keep an eye on this guy's work, as it's likely to do for Iko Uwais what the Ong Bak series of films have done for Tony Jaa!!
Garth Evans - filmography
Garth Evans facts
5 most recent filmsMerantau - 3.5 stars
5 highest-rated filmsMerantau - 3.5 stars
5 lowest-rated filmsMerantau - 3.5 stars
Most frequent co-starsChristine Hakim - 2 times - show films
Laurent Buson - 2 times - show films
Mads Koudal - 2 times - show films
Doni Alamsyah - 2 times - show films
Yusuf Aulia - 2 times - show films