The Raid with Gareth Evans

This weekend is all about the awesomely-named Kapow! Comic Convention.

Now in its second year, Kapow! boasts an incredible line-up of talent from comic books, film, TV, and games. Clearly a comic-book feast fit for all geeks.

So, armed with my trusty tripod and camera, I zipped over to the Business Design Centre in Islington to see who was about.

First up was Gareth Evans, writer-director of The Raid, a brilliantly blistering action-thriller about a SWAT team trapped in a high-rise by a ruthless gangster and his heavies.

The film is Gareth’s second feature and showcases the Indonesian martial art of Pencak Silat.

Click the video to see Gareth chat about practising Pencak Silat, mapping out fight scenes, on-set injuries, plans for a sequel, and why he’d love to direct a Western.

The Raid is in cinemas now.