Runner Studios, a group of passionate young filmmakers based out of Nigeria, has exceptionally recreated some of Hollywood’s most iconic scenes with nothing but skilled camerawork and a shoestring budget.
The group of young creatives has been crafting their takes on iconic Hollywood scenes for the better part of the last two years, from the waterfall fight scene from Black Panther to a nearly shot-for-shot rendition of the church melee scene from the 2014 film Kingsman: The Secret Service.
The latter is especially impressive given the complexity of the scene, perhaps one of the most iconic fight scenes in recent cinema history. Some of the lines have been cut or altered, but the action sequence itself remains expertly mimicked with considerably fewer resources.
Not long after, the group published its take on the Kingsman sequel fight scene that is almost as complicated.
Going back over the last year, Runner Studios has expertly recreated scenes from Stranger Things, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Fast and Furious, and the trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Runner Studios’ most recent project is a recreation of a scene from Alchemy of Souls, a South Korean television series.
The troupe of aspiring filmmakers has done such a good job mimicking the style and choreography of scenes that they have caught the eye of some A-list actors including Charlize Theron and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
This is INCREDIBLE. These kids got some major skills!!! And that axe work?! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 https://t.co/BlaZkZJTIR
— Charlize Theron (@CharlizeAfrica) August 3, 2020
Throwback to these wonderful moments. These are moments that inspire and keep us going.
Thank you for your love and support❤️
— Runner Studios (@runnerstudios1) December 12, 2022
Runner Studios creates its takes on Hollywood cinema using nothing but a smartphone, rudimentary recreations of sets, carefully choreographed scenes, and clever editing. The amount of effort these kids put into their work proves that gear isn’t as important as passion and drive, as the kids make their movie magic within very limited means.
While working on their recreations, Runner Studios also created their own short film called The Game, which shows they are capable of original content as well as excellent homage. It follows the group’s other original works, Clash and Crossfire.