Hunterbots: The Beginning is a 2016 sci-fi action tokusatsu film directed by Pasi Peure, written by Matt Lee, produced by Toei Company and distributed by El TV Kadsre Films and it was released on September 30, 2016. It is the 60th Technic Heroes installment. 2016 however marks the second time Technic Heroes has three films in a row.
- Pedro Tchividjian as Darren Hagopian/Ayer
- Christopher Von Meyer as Duncan Louisson/Ishi
- Jeremy Allen, Jr. as Albert Daggis/Ignis
- Sám Gauthier as Luis Bélanger/Agua
- Venus Olajumoke as Brianna Folorunsho/Caliente
- Iseya Bonaobra as Ella Marie Gutierrez
- Giada Torres Kaufman as Melissa Dela Cruz/Skye
- Ayzere Niyazova as Usagi Tamanaka/Meiosei
- Velibor Košar as Bož Bo Petrović
Production and release
Sung Gim, Matt Lee, and Pasi Peure came up with Hunterbots on a visit to Azerbaijan in 2012. After Sung returned to El TV Kadsre in 2013 (her official return to them was in 2016), Lee wrote the script and designed the robot characters in a period of 2 months in that same year.
Casting was done in 2014, with Pedro Tchividjian and Christopher Von Meyer announced as cast members on ETVKK by JP Reeve on March 1, 2015. Filming began two days later, with filming done in El Kadsre City, the Ikeda Islands, Romrac, Eirabourne, Melbourne and Sydney. The scenes at Bož Bo Petrović's laboratory were filmed at the EUE/Screen Gems Studios in Wilmington, North Carolina and the scenes at the Hunterbots command center were filmed in the El TV Kadsre Français studios in Romrac.