Director/Writer Oedekerk making appearance at Martial Arts Museum

Steve Oedekerk using Gopher Chucks in Kung Pow Movie

BURBANK -- Making a special appearance at Burbank’s own Martial Arts History Museum is director and screenwriter, Steve Oedekerk. In combination with a special VIP Screening of his huge cult-following martial arts film, Kung Pow: Enter the Fist, Oedekerk will be bringing a number of props from the film as well as participate in a Q&A about his work. The event, which is a fundraiser for the Museum, will take place Saturday, January 18 at 5 pm.

Oedekerk’s work includes a number of blockbuster films beginning with The Nutty Professor, Ace Ventura, Patch Adams, Bruce Almighty, Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Back at the Barnyard, Thumbwars and many more. In 2002, he was nominated for an Oscar for his work.

Included in the Q&A is one of the most notable stuntman and filmstar in the industry, Michael Li. Many know him from his work in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, 24, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, World War Z, Men in Black 3, iCarly and many more.

“Kung Pow Movie was without a doubt one of the funniest martial arts films in history and to have someone like Steve and Michael here will be a special treat for fans,” notes Museum president Michael Matsuda. “Giving back to the community that supports you is very important and I want to thank Steve and Michael for doing that by making an appearance at the Museum.”

For additional information about the screening, visit the Martial Arts History Museum at 2319 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, CA 91506. or call (818) 478-1722. The Museum is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.