TV Work

Title – NHK World News
TV Production Company – NHK World
Date - 2015

 

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NHK World News followed Antony Cummins on one of his research trips to Wakayama investigating Natori Ryu and the teachings of the Kishu samurai. The small segment aired multiple times in both English and Japanese.

 

Title – Ancient Black Ops
TV Production Company – World Media
Date - 2014

 

Ancient Black Ops (Ancient Assassins in the USA) is a ten part series on the special forces of the ancient world. Antony appears in episodes nine and ten as an interviewee to talk about the role of the ninja and some aspects of the samurai in connection to the 47 Ronin. Antony was not a researcher on this project.

 

Title – Samurai Head Hunters
TV Production Company – Urban Canyon Films
Date - 2013

Samurai Headhunters is an international drama-documentary that was filmed in Japan and England with a wide range of actors. The programme is based on Antony’s book Samurai War Stories and discusses the brutality of samurai warfare, the treachery and the cult of headhunting. Antony produced the initial idea for the programme and worked alongside the director and the producer to bring the information to life.

 

Title – The Ninja: Shadow Warriors
TV Production Company – Urban Canyon Films
Date - 2011

The Ninja – Shadow Warriors is an international drama-documentary that was filmed in Japan and England with a cast of over 40 actors. Based in Manchester UK, Urban Canyons produced the documentary to be screened in multiple countries and various large label channels. Antony Cummins was asked to co-host the show, act as on set advisor and check the documentary script for historical accuracy concerning the ninja.

 

Title - The Search for Historical Ninjutsu
TV Production Company – Martial Arts View
Date - 2010

The Search for Historical Ninjutsu is a one hour documentary dedicated to searching for the misconceptions and truth of the historical ninja and was broadcast across New York. Antony Cummins was asked to co-host the show and discuss his views.