The Life of the Hollywood Stunt-person

Without the “stuntworker,” cinema would be a much different place. Read this History of the Hollywood Stuntworkers and the impact they’ve had on the industry: Look Before you Leap: The 100-Year History of Stuntworkers.

Stuntmen are increasingly Hollywood’s go-to action directors… Some of today’s top action directors have doubled for Brad Pitt, Wolverine and Neo in “The Matrix.” Increasingly, filmmakers are coming from the ranks of stuntmen and stunt coordinators, whose years of accomplishing complicated shots, managing the risks of cast and crew and working intimately with stars have given them a foundation for the task of directing — especially in action movies. (READ MORE)

**You should also engage in the videos and readings (links on this page) for more interesting interactions with the stuntworkers of the world in film.

Independent Documentary Film about stunt-people and their recognition in the film industry. Without their selfless contribution to film, the movies we know and love, would not be nearly the same.

On this episode of “Notes on a Scene,” stuntwoman and actress Alicia Vela-Bailey breaks down her career in stunts, including Underworld: Awakening, Total Recall, Wonder Woman, Avatar, Interstellar, Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon, Ender’s Game, and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

What were they thinking! These are the most dangerous movie stunts imaginable. It takes a lot of risk and skill to bring us the movie stunts that make our movies more thrilling.


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