“Yakuzano” tells about Jack, a martial artist who competes in an MMA tournament in Japan in an effort to gain the acceptance of his American biological father whom he has never met.

Jack wins the tournament — but learns too late that the victory brings with it life-long servitude to the Yakuza, the Japanese mafia. Far more interested in gaining his father’s approval than collecting the wealth that comes with being the Yakuza’s Champion, Jack escapes and heads to the U.S. to look up his father and show him his championship belt.

On the way he gets stranded in Centerville, a rural California mining town that is ruled by an insane Chief of Police and his ever-present muscle, Burt and Virgil. When the Chief learns of Jack’s celebrity status from Rhonda, a mysterious young woman reporter, he sees an opportunity to change his town’s dead-end existence and gives Jack an ultimatum: Participate in a fight-to-the-death tournament in Centerville or go to prison on trumped-up charges.

But the Chief, Burt and Virgil lose control of the tournament with the arrival of the Yakuza boss, Matsui, a young woman who is also a martial arts fighter, and martial artists from around the world — the latter hell-bent on unseating Jack and becoming the Yakuza’s Champion.

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  • Jack (late teens, early 20s male)
  • Rhonda (20s American female)
  • Matsui (20s – early 30s Japanese female)
  • Kennisha (African-American female – non fighter)
  • Supporting Characters & Fighters (all ages/genders)

Please Note

  • Acting experience is NOT necessary — it’s all about personality and martial arts skills!
  • The two finalists for the roles of Jack and Rhonda will meet in televised fights — with the winners of each fight getting the roles.
  • The winner of the Jack fight will be considered for a multiple-movie contract.
  • Acceptable fight disciplines include MMA, Krav Maga, all forms of karate, sambo, jiu jitsu, tae kwon do, kung fu, Thai boxing, savage, and judo.
  • Selected actors and extras other than Jack, Rhonda and Kennisha, will be paid current standard union rate.
  • All applications will be reviewed and all finalists will be notified as to compensation, filming locations and dates.

Production Schedule

Yakuzano will begin production immediately following the selection of Jack, Rhonda, Kennisha, and the costarring fighters, likely by the end of 2018.

Key MagicQuest Team

Bo Svenson

CEO & President

Christel Pauli, Esq.

COO, Executive Producer, Attorney

Natalia Lantonio

Executive Producer, Attorney Russian Affairs

Val Verse

Operations Manager

Jay Correia

Associate Producer, Marketing

Nick Marra

Nick Marra

Special Effects Makeup

Ken Shamrock

Godfather of Mixed Martial Arts, Playing "Burt"

Commonly Asked Questions

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