Within the MMA community Justin Brown is known for his role as the President of GAMMA USA alongside his position as the president of the proudly veteran-owned local business, biomedical refrigeration services, but his talents go beyond these two important roles and have taken him into the movie world.
Last month, Justin travelled to Germany for his latest appearance in front of the cameras as part of the cast of the upcoming martial arts film, The Last Kumite. In a great coincidence, while transiting through Amsterdam, Justin met with GAMMA President Alexander Engelhardt and shared his story of his fledging career on the big screen.
This will be the third film that Brown has been a part of since his film debut in the 2018 film 37 Ghosts and the 2019 film Blackbear where he plays a referee, a role he is familiar with as he is an accomplished referee in the real world. This time around, he will again play the role of a referee in the film which stars Moroccan actor Michel Qissi who has worked and starred alongside legendary Jean-Claude Van Damme in the past, USA’s former world champion in martial arts forms and weapons Cynthia Rothrock who was proudly inducted into the prestigious Black Belt Hall of Fame, along with Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris and was the first martial artist to be inducted into the International Sports Hall of Fame, and German actor Matthias Hues who had a sporting career as a star pentathlete before taking up martial arts and subsequently moving to America and getting his big acting break in the 1987 film, No Retreat, No Surrender 2.
The Last Kumite will follow the story of Michael Rivers, who is a skilled martial artist and is forced to fight in an illegal tournament to save his daughter. Along his journey, he discovers other martial artists have been forced to fight to save their loved ones. Written by former music producer turned movie and show producer, Sean David Lowe and directed by experienced cinematographer Ross Clarkson who became popular for martial arts films, this old school fighter movie will no doubt attract plenty of fans.
With a release date planned for April 2024, Justin tells us that filming is going well, and we should look out for more news and announcements of trailers later this year. In the meantime, Justin will continue to don his referee kit for real for ONE Championship and UFC events. He will next take charge of the ring for a UFC event on 5 August. We wish Justin all the best and look forward to seeing him grace the silver screen once again in the coming months.
For more information on the films that Justin has been a part of, check out the information on IMDB here.