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Fit For Films - Support for Actors, Productions and Stunt Performers

Fit For Films - Support for Actors, Productions and Stunt Performers

April 21, 2019
In the old days a healthy regime for a stunt performer would have included only having one pork pie for lunch and just 3 or 4 pints after work instead of a massive lager bender.
 
Times have changed. Society has changed. So how do stunt professionals fine tune their bodies to be at the peak of physical fitness all the time and why is there a massive industry based around this form of regime change.
 
We ask one of the countries leading authorities, Fit For Films
 
Steve Grant is one of the UK’s leading and award winning Nutritionists & Functional Medicine Practitioners. He has supported those with health, performance and physiques goals for well over a decade and supported well over a 100 clients in the film industry alone since 2010, working on multiple movie productions. His clientele range from directors & actors through to stunt performers, wardrobe and anything in-between. Steve also runs busy clinics in and around London supporting people from all walks of life.
So chances are he knows his stuff. 
 
Find out more here: www.fitforfilms.com
 
 
 
Rocky Taylor: Jump Rocky Jump

Rocky Taylor: Jump Rocky Jump

April 14, 2019
Rocky Taylor is without question one of the UK stunt industry's legendary figures.
Rocky's first job was back in 1961 in the film 'The Young Ones', after this he never looked back.
His extraordinary career has been brought to life in book form thanks to our very own Stunt Pod co host Jon Auty and is released on April 18th by Pegasus books in all good book stores.
 
Rocky talks to us about some of those moments that have left quite an impression on him and his reason for writing the book in the first place.
 
To say that his life has been simple would be an understatement. He's had tragedy and joy in his life but one thing that remains is his ability to laugh. The book is filled with many very funny stories about his life as a professional stuntman.
 
JUMP ROCKY JUMP - How one man fell into stunt work.
 
Find the book at the links below and don't forget to subscribe, share and review. Thank you
 
 
 
Arsha Aghdasi: From Turtles to Turnovers

Arsha Aghdasi: From Turtles to Turnovers

April 8, 2019
Arsha Aghdasi is a stuntman, stunt coordinator and founding father of stunt work in Iran and he's only 36!
 
Having worked extensively in the Iranian and Turkish film and television market he gained international acclaim as a member of Gary Powell's stunt team on the James Bond adventure 'SKYFALL' for which he won a Screen Actors Guild Award.
 
We discuss his path from adventure seeker to action designer. An extraordinary man with an extraordinary story to tell.
 
IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3646747/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1
Bronco McLoughlin Tribute

Bronco McLoughlin Tribute

March 31, 2019

In this episode we celebrate the life and times of a man who brought joy and love to everyone he met.

Anthony ‘Bronco’ McLaughlin sadly passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday morning at the age of 80. His passing leaves an empty space, but his memory and film and television adventures remain for us all to relive and learn from.

Bronco was an important cog in the wheel of success on many box office hits over the last fifty years like ‘Ryan’s Daughter’, ‘Total Recall’, ‘Gangs of New York’ and two outings with ‘Indiana Jones’, not forgetting his work on the small screen with 'Father Ted'.

We talk about his career and explore some of his highlights and a few funny stories along the way.

Join us as we take a look at the life of a wonderful stuntman.

Bronco McLaughlin August 10th 1938 – March 26th 2019

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https://www.gofundme.com/bronco-mcloughlin-tribute-fund

Mark Mottram Part 2: Kicking, Bollocking and Scrambling.

Mark Mottram Part 2: Kicking, Bollocking and Scrambling.

March 24, 2019

This week we complete our epic two parter with British Coordinator MARK MOTTRAM.

We chat about Marks Coordinating and we delve into the Q&A.

We also talk more about MARY POPPINS RETURNS and CURFEW, the new Sky One action Series.

Thanks for listening. Please don't forget to subscribe, either here or on Apple Podcasts and be sure to share and leave us a review.

Mark Mottram Part 1: A trip up the Travelator for old times sake.

Mark Mottram Part 1: A trip up the Travelator for old times sake.

March 17, 2019

In this Episode we talk, extensively, to Mark Mottram.

Starting his stunt career in 1996, Mark found his way into the world of movie action after being chased around an obstacle course by bodybuilders in brightly coloured leotards. Takes all sorts I suppose, but at the same time he was busy winning everything in the gameshow GLADIATORS he started his career as non other than PIERCE BROSNAN'S double in JAMES BOND appearing in TOMORROW NEVER DIES, THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH and DIE ANOTHER DAY. 

BATMAN, CAPTAIN AMERICA AND X MEN all followed where Mark doubled for just about every superhero there is!

We chat to Mark about his early career and becoming a Coordinator where his credits include: 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY, NOVEMBER MAN, DOCTOR STRANGE, MARY POPPINS RETURNS and CURFEW.

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Marks IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0609561/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Meredith Richardson: Wama Bama, it’s the girl from Alabama!

Meredith Richardson: Wama Bama, it’s the girl from Alabama!

March 11, 2019
Meredith Richardson’s walk through life has had more than a few crashes, burns, explosions and brawls, and she wouldn’t have it any other way.
Known by many in the trade as “Bama,” Meredith is a professional stunt woman. If you’re a fan of action in TV and movies, especially shows like "Ghostbusters", odds are you’ve seen plenty of Meredith’s work.
 
We talk about her early life growing up with a passion for gymnastics and a head full of dreams to her many credits on film and TV. We also ask her to look at the industry and give us her opinion on what makes the stunt business tick. She is very qualified to give us her opinion as she is supremely talented in the art of falling over.
 
Follow her on Instagram: Bamastunts
 
 
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Colin Skeaping: Tails of Jedi’s, Muppets and Dogs.

Colin Skeaping: Tails of Jedi’s, Muppets and Dogs.

March 3, 2019
Colin Skeaping will be forever remembered by the film loving public as Mark Hamill's stunt double on the STAR WARS pictures, but believe it or not he has done lots of other work.
 
SUPERMAN, BOND, INDIANA JONES and BIGGLES for starters as a performer and a very successful career as a stunt coordinator on both the big and small screen with such titles as RETURN TO OZ, HAUNTED HONEYMOON, MR BEAN and MIDSOMER MURDERS.
 
We talk about his career and his work on all these projects and more. Including his love of dogs.
 
A great thrill to speak to a man who is internationally recognisable as a stunt professional.
 
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Oscars Special Episode

Oscars Special Episode

February 24, 2019

It's Oscars night again and once again the Stunt/Action Teams/Coordinators are not honoured in a separate category. 24 categories covering aspects of the filmmaking process, but look at the the biggest box office films in the last twenty years and see what action was involved. Is this less important than Hair And Makeup or Supporting Artist?

In this episode we discuss the current debacle and unjustified silence form the Academy. We talk to JACK GILL who has campaigned for 28 years to get recognition. We also chat with BUDDY JOE HOOKER who gives us some insight into the behind the scenes problems with the Academy.

Please share, download and subscribe and help the STAND UP FOR STUNTS campaign by signing the petition via the link the below. 

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Dayna Grant: The Warrior Princess of Middle Earth that’s a little Mad Max!

Dayna Grant: The Warrior Princess of Middle Earth that’s a little Mad Max!

February 18, 2019
Dayna grew up in the saddle. Little did she know it would lead her on the path to becoming a professional stuntwoman. She’s gone from suiting up for XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS, to stepping in for Charlize Theron in MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, Tilda Swinton, Gwyneth Paltrow
 
International double, performer, hobbit & coordinator, Dayna’s skills encompass horse expert, martial arts, rescue diver, weaponry, high falls and fire burn to name a few. As the founder, Dayna passes on her stunt knowledge to her students at the New Zealand Stunt School.
 
Oh...all this and she is mad as a box of frogs!! LOL
 
Her sense of humour shines through during our chat so enjoy Dayna at full gallop.......
 
IMDB:
 
New Zealand Stunt School
 
Reins of War Proof of concept: