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Gareth Evans is a Director, Writer, Executive producer, Editor and Choreographer British born on 1 january 1980

Gareth Evans

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Birth name Gareth Huw Evans
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 1 january 1980 (40 years)

Gareth Huw Evans is a Welsh film director from Hirwaun, but who is now based in Indonesia. He is best known for bringing the Indonesian martial art, pencak silat, into world cinema, in two of his films: Merantau and The Raid, the latter of which was featured in the Sundance Festival in 2012.

Evans graduated from University of Glamorgan with a MA in Scriptwriting for Film and Television, and had made his living helping people learn Welsh over the Internet. After directing a small-budget film called Footsteps, Evans was hired as a freelance director for a documentary about pencak silat. He became fascinated with silat, and also discovered Indonesian martial artist Iko Uwais, who was working as a deliveryman for a phone company. Evans cast Uwais as the star in the movie Merantau which was released in 2009 and was a cult hit. Evans planned to produce a larger action film, but scaled the production budget down, and created an action film called Serbuan Maut or The Raid.

Biography

Gareth Evans est né et a grandi à Hirwaun, Cynon Valley. Il obtient un Master of Arts en écriture de scénario de l'Université de Glamorgan. Après avoir réalisé Footsteps, un premier long métrage à petit budget, il est engagé pour réaliser un documentaire sur l'art martial indonésien : le Pencak-Silat. Fasciné par ce sport, il découvre Iko Uwais qui était livreur pour une compagnie téléphonique et l'engage pour tenir le premier rôle dans Merantau. Après le succès de ce film, il travaille sur un film à plus gros budget : The Raid (The Raid: Redemption).

Usually with

Iko Uwais
Iko Uwais
(3 films)
Yayan Ruhian
Yayan Ruhian
(3 films)
Simon Barrett
Simon Barrett
(1 films)
Adam Wingard
Adam Wingard
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Gareth Evans (6 films)

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Director

Apostle
Apostle (2018)
, 2h9
Directed by Gareth Evans
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantasy, Horror
Actors Dan Stevens, Lucy Boynton, Mark Lewis Jones, Bill Milner, Kristine Frøseth, Paul Higgins
Rating62% 3.1479153.1479153.1479153.1479153.147915
Début 1900, sur une île isolée, un vagabond a pour mission assez risquée de sauver sa soeur qui a été enlevée dans une sinistre secte religieuse.
The Raid 2
The Raid 2 (2014)
, 2h30
Directed by Gareth Evans
Origin Indonesie
Genres Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Crime, Martial arts
Themes Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Yakuza films, Gangster films
Actors Iko Uwais, Arifin Putra, Julie Estelle, Tio Pakusadewo, Alex Abbad, Kazuki Kitamura
Rating79% 3.9972153.9972153.9972153.9972153.997215
Following the aftermath of The Raid: Redemption, the film opens with Bejo, a self-made Jakarta gang lord, executing Rama's brother Andi in a field outside Jakarta.
V/H/S/2
V/H/S/2 (2013)
, 1h32
Directed by Eduardo Sánchez, Adam Wingard, Gareth Evans, Simon Barrett
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Demons in film, Films about extraterrestrial life, Ghost films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Films about extraterrestrial life, Disaster films
Actors Adam Wingard, Mindy Robinson, Lawrence Michael Levine, Oka Antara, Simon Barrett
Rating60% 3.0008353.0008353.0008353.0008353.000835
The film is presented as an anthology of short horror films, built into a frame narrative which acts as its own short horror film. Each short film is linked together with the concept of found footage (each segment is from the VHS tapes found in the first film).
The Raid
The Raid (2011)
, 1h41
Directed by Gareth Evans, Joe Taslim, Donny Alamsyah
Origin Indonesie
Genres Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Crime, Martial arts
Themes Mafia films, Sports films, Martial arts films, Gangster films
Actors Joe Taslim, Iko Uwais, Donny Alamsyah, Yayan Ruhian
Rating75% 3.798833.798833.798833.798833.79883
The film opens with Indonesian SWAT officer Rama praying, practicing silat and bidding goodbye to his wife, who is pregnant with his child. Rama joins a 20-man elite police squad, including Officer Bowo, Sergeant Jaka, and Lieutenant Wahyu, for a raid on an apartment block in Jakarta's slums. The team intends to capture crime lord Tama Riyadi, who owns the block and lets criminals around the city rent rooms under his protection. Arriving undetected, the team sweeps the first floors and subdues various criminal tenants; they also temporarily detain an innocent tenant delivering medicine to his sick wife. Continuing undetected to the sixth floor, the team is spotted by a young lookout, who passes the message to another guy to raise the alarm before he is shot and killed by Wahyu.
Merantau
Merantau (2009)
, 1h42
Directed by Gareth Evans
Origin Indonesie
Genres Drama, Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Iko Uwais, Christine Hakim, Sisca Jessica, Donny Alamsyah, Laurent Buson, Alex Abbad
Rating66% 3.3475053.3475053.3475053.3475053.347505
The plot follows Yuda, a Minangkabau from West Sumatra and an expert in silat. As part of the merantau (journeying) tradition, he leaves his home to seek experience and success. He plans to teach silat to the children of Jakarta. On his bus journey, he meets Eric, a fellow exponent of the art. When he hears of Yuda's plan, Eric becomes sombre, and warns him that the city is quite different from what Yuda is used to, and also that it is difficult to make a living teaching the art. Yuda finds that the address where he was meant to stay has been torn down, so he becomes homeless. His wallet is stolen by a child named Adit. Chasing the thief, Yuda then encounters the thief's sister, Astri, quarrelling with her boss, Johnny. When Johnny begins abusing Astri, Yuda intervenes. Yuda saves Astri but instead of gratitude, he is rebuked because she had become jobless as a result. The next day, Yuda sees Astri once again being beaten by Johnny. He intervenes again only to be beaten at first by his thugs. He quickly recovers and saves Astri from Johnny, while saving her he brutally scars Johnny's boss, Ratger. Ratger's associate, Luc tries to calm down Ratger, but to no avail as Ratger decides to stay in the city to hunt down Astri and Yuda.

Scriptwriter

Apostle
Apostle (2018)
, 2h9
Directed by Gareth Evans
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantasy, Horror
Actors Dan Stevens, Lucy Boynton, Mark Lewis Jones, Bill Milner, Kristine Frøseth, Paul Higgins
Rating62% 3.1479153.1479153.1479153.1479153.147915
Début 1900, sur une île isolée, un vagabond a pour mission assez risquée de sauver sa soeur qui a été enlevée dans une sinistre secte religieuse.
The Raid 2
The Raid 2 (2014)
, 2h30
Directed by Gareth Evans
Origin Indonesie
Genres Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Crime, Martial arts
Themes Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Yakuza films, Gangster films
Actors Iko Uwais, Arifin Putra, Julie Estelle, Tio Pakusadewo, Alex Abbad, Kazuki Kitamura
Roles Writer
Rating79% 3.9972153.9972153.9972153.9972153.997215
Following the aftermath of The Raid: Redemption, the film opens with Bejo, a self-made Jakarta gang lord, executing Rama's brother Andi in a field outside Jakarta.
V/H/S/2
V/H/S/2 (2013)
, 1h32
Directed by Eduardo Sánchez, Adam Wingard, Gareth Evans, Simon Barrett
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Demons in film, Films about extraterrestrial life, Ghost films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Films about extraterrestrial life, Disaster films
Actors Adam Wingard, Mindy Robinson, Lawrence Michael Levine, Oka Antara, Simon Barrett
Roles Writer
Rating60% 3.0008353.0008353.0008353.0008353.000835
The film is presented as an anthology of short horror films, built into a frame narrative which acts as its own short horror film. Each short film is linked together with the concept of found footage (each segment is from the VHS tapes found in the first film).
The Raid
The Raid (2011)
, 1h41
Directed by Gareth Evans, Joe Taslim, Donny Alamsyah
Origin Indonesie
Genres Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Crime, Martial arts
Themes Mafia films, Sports films, Martial arts films, Gangster films
Actors Joe Taslim, Iko Uwais, Donny Alamsyah, Yayan Ruhian
Roles Writer
Rating75% 3.798833.798833.798833.798833.79883
The film opens with Indonesian SWAT officer Rama praying, practicing silat and bidding goodbye to his wife, who is pregnant with his child. Rama joins a 20-man elite police squad, including Officer Bowo, Sergeant Jaka, and Lieutenant Wahyu, for a raid on an apartment block in Jakarta's slums. The team intends to capture crime lord Tama Riyadi, who owns the block and lets criminals around the city rent rooms under his protection. Arriving undetected, the team sweeps the first floors and subdues various criminal tenants; they also temporarily detain an innocent tenant delivering medicine to his sick wife. Continuing undetected to the sixth floor, the team is spotted by a young lookout, who passes the message to another guy to raise the alarm before he is shot and killed by Wahyu.
Merantau
Merantau (2009)
, 1h42
Directed by Gareth Evans
Origin Indonesie
Genres Drama, Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Iko Uwais, Christine Hakim, Sisca Jessica, Donny Alamsyah, Laurent Buson, Alex Abbad
Roles Writer
Rating66% 3.3475053.3475053.3475053.3475053.347505
The plot follows Yuda, a Minangkabau from West Sumatra and an expert in silat. As part of the merantau (journeying) tradition, he leaves his home to seek experience and success. He plans to teach silat to the children of Jakarta. On his bus journey, he meets Eric, a fellow exponent of the art. When he hears of Yuda's plan, Eric becomes sombre, and warns him that the city is quite different from what Yuda is used to, and also that it is difficult to make a living teaching the art. Yuda finds that the address where he was meant to stay has been torn down, so he becomes homeless. His wallet is stolen by a child named Adit. Chasing the thief, Yuda then encounters the thief's sister, Astri, quarrelling with her boss, Johnny. When Johnny begins abusing Astri, Yuda intervenes. Yuda saves Astri but instead of gratitude, he is rebuked because she had become jobless as a result. The next day, Yuda sees Astri once again being beaten by Johnny. He intervenes again only to be beaten at first by his thugs. He quickly recovers and saves Astri from Johnny, while saving her he brutally scars Johnny's boss, Ratger. Ratger's associate, Luc tries to calm down Ratger, but to no avail as Ratger decides to stay in the city to hunt down Astri and Yuda.

Producer

Apostle
Apostle (2018)
, 2h9
Directed by Gareth Evans
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantasy, Horror
Actors Dan Stevens, Lucy Boynton, Mark Lewis Jones, Bill Milner, Kristine Frøseth, Paul Higgins
Roles Producer
Rating62% 3.1479153.1479153.1479153.1479153.147915
Début 1900, sur une île isolée, un vagabond a pour mission assez risquée de sauver sa soeur qui a été enlevée dans une sinistre secte religieuse.
Killers
Killers (2014)
, 2h17
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Horror, Crime
Themes Films about films, Films about sexuality, Snuff films in fiction, Films about television, Films about terrorism, Erotic films, BDSM in films, Films about prostitution, Serial killer films, Political films
Actors Kazuki Kitamura, Oka Antara, Rin Takanashi, Luna Maya, Denden, Mei Kurokawa
Roles Executive producer
Rating64% 3.200873.200873.200873.200873.20087
Nomura Shuhei is a young, charismatic, and charming Japanese executive based in Tokyo who has a dark side nobody knows. He kills people and has been recording the action in videos. Nomura uploads videos of his killing on the Internet in order to be seen by everyone.

Editor

Apostle
Apostle (2018)
, 2h9
Directed by Gareth Evans
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantasy, Horror
Actors Dan Stevens, Lucy Boynton, Mark Lewis Jones, Bill Milner, Kristine Frøseth, Paul Higgins
Roles Editor
Rating62% 3.1479153.1479153.1479153.1479153.147915
Début 1900, sur une île isolée, un vagabond a pour mission assez risquée de sauver sa soeur qui a été enlevée dans une sinistre secte religieuse.
The Raid 2
The Raid 2 (2014)
, 2h30
Directed by Gareth Evans
Origin Indonesie
Genres Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Crime, Martial arts
Themes Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Yakuza films, Gangster films
Actors Iko Uwais, Arifin Putra, Julie Estelle, Tio Pakusadewo, Alex Abbad, Kazuki Kitamura
Roles Editor
Rating79% 3.9972153.9972153.9972153.9972153.997215
Following the aftermath of The Raid: Redemption, the film opens with Bejo, a self-made Jakarta gang lord, executing Rama's brother Andi in a field outside Jakarta.
V/H/S/2
V/H/S/2 (2013)
, 1h32
Directed by Eduardo Sánchez, Adam Wingard, Gareth Evans, Simon Barrett
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Demons in film, Films about extraterrestrial life, Ghost films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Films about extraterrestrial life, Disaster films
Actors Adam Wingard, Mindy Robinson, Lawrence Michael Levine, Oka Antara, Simon Barrett
Rating60% 3.0008353.0008353.0008353.0008353.000835
The film is presented as an anthology of short horror films, built into a frame narrative which acts as its own short horror film. Each short film is linked together with the concept of found footage (each segment is from the VHS tapes found in the first film).