Matthew Hope: Writer Director of All the Devils Men

December 9, 2018

In this episode we talk to Writer/Director MATTHEW HOPE.

Matthew has just released his new action film ALL THE DEVILS MEN and is his latest production following THE VETERAN and THE VANGAURD.

As you know, we don't review films. So we didn't. Instead we chatted to Matthew before he headed off to the USA for the Opening in LA about the action sequences and his unique position of being able to Direct what he wrote. 

Coordinated by British Stunt Register member JOHN STREET, it's realism is one of the things that stand in from the film in which John acted as Military Advisor too.

The Film is out on all the online platforms, the trailer can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilw3BXyqtzQ

IMDB Link here: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6012244/?ref_=nv_sr_1

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Ron Goossens: Low Budget Stuntman

December 2, 2018

In this bumper episode we talk to the creators and the Stunt Coordinator of one of the funniest films of the 2017. 

Ron Goossens: Low Budget Stuntman is the brainchild of Steffen Haars and Flip Van der Kuil who have secured a reputation in Holland and indeed around mainland Europe as the new 'alternative' comedy film kings with their previous films such as New Kids on the Block and Bro's Before Ho's.

We also talk to Dutch Stunt Coordinator Willem de Beukelaer about his career and the Dutch Stunt community.

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IMDB:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5637542/?ref_=ttfc_fc_tt

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That Hollywood Reporter Article with Andy Armstrong

November 25, 2018

ANDY ARMSTRONG joins us to discuss the October article from the Hollywood Reporter about the increase in injuries reported by Stunt Performers.

We hear from one of the most experienced 2nd Unit Coordinators on earth about the pressure to create action sequences and that the demand to produce 'the show' is possibly outweighing the need for safety.

You can find the article here:

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/dark-side-hollywoods-content-boom-1156094?fbclid=IwAR1zzPZ6udtf91Hs1uInDldMdm4BeROfTiWvPRjObq5ttJWe75BsW_GTQPM

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Keir Beck: Episode 2 - From cones to shaving foam, Keir has many more tricks in his bag!

November 18, 2018
Episode 2 finds us asking Keir about his process and how he designs his rigs and stunts. We also go into the Q&A with some surprising answers!
 
Keir can be found on IMDB and at his website:
https://www.stuntrigging.org
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Keir Beck: Simply Top of the tree when it comes to Stunt Rigging

November 11, 2018

Interview starts at: 06:20

Keir Beck has been at the top of his tree for the last 20 years...ironically how he got up there in the first place was a major step on this road to success.
 
We talk about his world of action and the rigging for stunts. He talks in depth about the technical side of the business and how anything is possible if you have a love of the movies and an imagination.
 
Keir has rigged many of the top box office smashes over the years including Matrix Revolutions, Casino Royale and the highly acclaimed Mad Max - Fury Road.
 
A rigger, stunt coordinator, performer, 2nd Unit Coordinator and winner of a Taurus World Stunt award.
Sit back, relax and enjoy the magical world of our pal from down under. Keir Beck.
 
Keir can be found on IMDB and at his website:
https://www.stuntrigging.orgK
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How to crash a car with Rocky Taylor

November 4, 2018

Interview starts at 04:50

In this episode with chat with British stuntman and living Legend Rocky Taylor.

Rocky has appeared in films such as Dr No, Indiana Jones: Raiders of the lost Arc, The Wild Geese, The Da Vinci Code and countless TV programmes. Rocky is best known for his car work and we chat to him about a few distinct stunts from his long career such as MONTE CARLO OR BUST, CONFESSIONS OF A DRIVING INSTRUCTOR and THE CURSE OF THE PINK PANTHER. Today we sit down with him as a teaser for his upcoming episode which we will combine with his book launch later this year.

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Rocky's IMDB page:

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0853092/?ref_=nv_sr_1

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Venom Special: Coordinator Jack Gill joins us to talk about his work on the new Marvel film, VENOM

October 28, 2018

We go straight into a chat with Hollywood Stunt Legend JACK GILL, Stunt Coordinator of VENOM with TOM HARDY.

Together with his brother ANDY GILL and CHRIS O'HARA they produced the action sequences on the latest MARVEL Blockbuster.

JACK tells us the behind the scenes stories of how some of the sequences didn't make it in the final edit and how they put together the first side by side double sidewinder in motion picture history.

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When is a fight a stunt?

October 21, 2018

This episode starts a debate on when does a fight on screen become a stunt and where did all this need for everyone to be a martial artists come from?

We discuss the view from several angles and make a call to British Stunt Coordinator Ray De Haan to get his view on the question.

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Special Episode: Bickers Action

October 7, 2018

We make no apologie for the length of this episode, quite frankly, put the kettle on or grab a take out coffee, settle down for a unique insight into the Bickers World.

The Name Bickers is synonymous with film and TV stunt engineering within the industry. There isn't an action sequence shot in the UK or Europe that includes vehicles that has, most likely, been prepared by Bickers.

Nestled quitley in a quaint village in the East Anglian countryside of little old England, this family run business has been respobsible for action vehicle work from Bond films to Mission Impossible for forty years. They are THE to 'go to' people for TOP GEAR and THE GRAND TOUR. They were responsible for developing equipment such as the Fan Descender and has more ramps, pipes, tracking vehicles and stunt engineering equipment you can shake a stick at!

In this episode we are taken on a tour of their workshops, storage sheds, tracking vehicle containers and sit down with Paul Bickers himself where we talk about the history of the company, their process of working and discuss the role of stunt engineering within the industry today.

Enjoy this bumper episode. If you want to find out more about Bickers...

www.bickers.co.uk

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Burt Reynolds Tribute

September 30, 2018

BURT REYNOLDS

“There ain’t nothing like the life of a Hollywood stuntman”

 Today we find ourselves looking back at the career highs of the man who made the transition from stunt work to box office gold. The late great Burt Reynolds.

Burt passed away recently at the age of 82, but what a life! The biggest box office sensation between 1975 and 1980 and the man who teamed up with stunt legend Hal Needham to create some of the very best action comedies of the last fifty years.

We look at his start in Hollywood as a stuntman on TV shows in the 50s to his great movie adventures of the 70s including DELIVERENCE, WHITE LIGHTENING and the classic SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT.

Come with us as we look at Burt, his movies, the stunts he performed and the friends and stuntmen he had worked with and inspired throughout his career. 

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