Albert Pyun Films
Albert Pyun has directed 45 films and has written 15 of those beginning in 1982.
He got an early start behind the camera at his home in Hawaii where he was
raised. At the age of nine, he started shooting short films with an 8mm camera
he borrowed from his parents.
Successful at overcoming lean budget constraints, he is known for his swift
shooting style, often completing a film in just a few days, and occasionally in
even less time than that, such as in the case of a recent movie, Invasion.
Pyun created the production company Filmwerks (which uses an awesome logo
graphic on their films, I might add) in 1994 because his films were often re-
edited by producers and re-framed to satisfy the television and video market
requests. He felt that a large part of his style had been erased as a result, and he
was eager to preserve the originality of his work.
Albert Pyun's movies cover every possible genre, and often combine several of
them including Science Fiction, Action and Action Heros, Fantasy, Adventure,
Drama, Mystery, Horror, Thriller and Crime, and even a bit of a Musical thrown
in for good measure. He often includes cyborgs or altered humans, and
frequently uses the same character names (such as Brick Bardo) throughout his
He is also known for using a loyal group of actors in many of his movies, often
referred to as "The Pyun Players." These include Norbert Weisser who has been
associated with 16 projects, his son Morgan Weisser who is at 4 and counting,
Thom Mathews with 11, Tim Thomerson who is hot on his heels at 10, and others
including Rutger Hauer, Tina Cote, Scott Paulin and more.
All of the Albert Pyun movies that Norbert has been involved with are listed to
the right. The synopsis will include spoilers with almost every movie. If I appear
to be a little tongue-in-cheek in some of my descriptions or graphics on these
pages, it's all good natured and meant with respect to Mr. Pyun's work. I found
myself really enjoying many of these movies, and not just because of Norbert's
involvement in them.
Whether you love his work or not -- there is usually no middle ground with
viewers -- this can certainly be said about Mr. Pyun: he has a huge and dedicated
following and is reported to always be very loyal to his cast and crew, not to
mention often completing his work under budget and always delivering his
movies on time.
Norbert has appeared in the
following Albert Pyun movies:
Tales of an Ancient Empire
Cool Air, Deltoid
Invasion, Deputy Ben
Bad Bizness, Stephens
Crazy 6, Jerzy
Blast, Commando Rescuer
Nemesis 4, Tokuda
Omega Doom, The Head
Nemesis 3, Edson
Heatseeker, Tsui Tung
Captain America, Surveyor
Down Twisted, Deltoid
Radioactive Dreams, Sternwood