Brothers André & Vito Gogola from Sweden have completed production on their recent short film “Ren”. The film is inspired by ’80s aesthetic with East-Asian influences, particularly Hong Kong action movies. The film, which takes place in LA, boasts a diverse cast with actors from China, Sweden, and America.

The short film will be made available on the Gogola Brothers youtube channel on May 9th. In anticipation of the short film release a trailer has been made available and can be viewed below.


Armed men tell Ava that her estranged biological father from China was a crime boss who has recently passed away. His dying wish was for her to take over, so they have come to bring her whether she wants it or not. (imdb)

Hello, my name is Adam Symchuk and I am from Canada. It was during my teenage years that I became fascinated with Japanese film, in particular, exploitation and horror. I carried my fascination with the genre with me as an adult and began to grow a deeper appreciation in various genres from Japan, Korea, Thailand, and China. I hope to grow my knowledge of film across Asia and will continue to explore this through my reviews.