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The Art of Self-Defense 2019

About The Art of Self-Defense

Casey is attacked at random on the street and enlists in a local dojo led by a charismatic and mysterious Sensei in an effort to learn how to defend himself. What he uncovers is a sinister world of fraternity, violence and hypermasculinity and a woman fighting for her place in it.

The Art of Self-Defense Cast

The Art of Self-Defense Crew

Directing

Riley StearnsDirector

Production

Andrew KortschakProducer
Walter KortschakProducer
Stephanie WhonsetlerProducer
David ZellnerExecutive producer
Nathan ZellnerExecutive producer

Editing

Sarah Beth ShapiroEditor

Camera

Michael RagenDirector of photography

Sound

Heather McIntoshOriginal music composer

Art

Charlotte RoyerProduction design

Writing

Riley StearnsScreenplay