The Stunt Pod
Jim Churchman: The man that gives the Super Heroes wings.

Jim Churchman: The man that gives the Super Heroes wings.

November 17, 2019
Dearly beloved we are gathered here today in the presence of action to bring you Jim Churchman.
A stuntman and coordinator who has given new life to the action franchise with his quick thinking and his ability to try new and never before attempted feats of greatness.
CAPTAIN MARVEL, X-MEN DARK PHOENIX and ANT MAN are just three of the occasions where Jim has pushed the envelope.
His work on IRON MAN 3 is possibly the finest ever captured on screen - and yet deep down he is a man who likes to achieve. I ask you who considers breaking an existing high fall record of 370ft by attempting 25000ft?
 
He is also a passionate family man and a very special human being, who tries, through his work to make other peoples lives just that little bit better. His work on behalf of children battling incredible physical and mental challenges is something he is hugely proud of.
We urge everyone to visit www.flyingheroclub.com to discover more about this wonderful project and this incredible man.
 
Ladies and gentlemen this is JIM CHURCHMAN
 
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Until next time....
The Flying Hero Club with Jim Churchman

The Flying Hero Club with Jim Churchman

November 8, 2019

This week we return with a Super Hero Landing of a show with Super Hero flyer himself, Jim Churchman, Co-ordinator of Doctor Strange, First Man, X Men - Apocalypse & Dark Phoenix and Captain Marvel among others!

Putting all aside, Jim is joining us to talk about his passion, The Flying Hero Club. His charity gives terminal ill children the experience of a lifetime by making them fly like a super hero.

Jim took time out of his schedule to sit down with us and tell us all about it.

If you are in the industry, hopefully this will inspire you to give a little person the chance to smile.

Next week, Jim's full episode.

Please visit the Flying Hero Club here: www.flyingheroclub.com

 

Tara Macken

Tara Macken

October 16, 2019
Did you know that as of 2016 only 14,725 people lived in Ireland who were from the Philippines with Irish decent.
 
To the best of our knowledge only one works in our industry. That someone is the legendary Tara Macken.
Her dad is Irish and her mum is Filipino and Tara is was is commonly known as a'bad ass'.
 
Having worked on such pictures as SUICIDE SQUAD, FAST 7, MEN IN BLACK INTERNATIONAL and 7 Marvel Universe projects she is the go to girl when it comes to petite action adventure.
 
We had a great time chatting to Tara about her career and her incredible journey from Kuwait to the third season of WESTWORLD
 
Ladies and gentlemen, hold on tight its going to be an exciting ride!
 
TARA MACKEN
Will Willoughby Part 2: Stormtrooper, Stormtrooper and some more Stormtrooper.

Will Willoughby Part 2: Stormtrooper, Stormtrooper and some more Stormtrooper.

September 29, 2019

Part 2 with Will covers his gags on tons of films, his take on the industry today and some fun stuff on the way.

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Will Willoughby: Part 1 - From baby steps to horse balls

Will Willoughby: Part 1 - From baby steps to horse balls

September 22, 2019
From being knocked down by a car to sliding a motorcycle under a truck to falling down a flight of stairs or fighting the lead in a Hollywood blockbuster. Will Willoughby can literally do it all and has been doing so for the last 21yrs.
 
214 credits doubling the likes of Matt Damon on The Martian and  Hugh Grant on Paddington 2 and playing 6 roles in the Star Wars pictures has given him a fair bit of kudos over the years.
 
Today we examine what its like to be Will Willoughby - the stuntman, the husband the father. He tells us about starting out and his dreams and aspirations growing up. He talks about some of his many on screen appearances and gives us a bit of technical talk about how the 'gags' were done.
 
So sit back, pull up a pouffe and dive into the deep clear waters of action adventure.
 
Ladies and gentlemen, Meine Damen and Herren - Will Willoughby
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chris O’Hara - Part 2

Chris O’Hara - Part 2

September 15, 2019

Here we have part 2 of our chat with Chris. In this episode we talk about his take on the industry today and the lighter side of set life.

A great chat with a devout family man and we hope you enjoy this as much as we did.

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Chris O’Hara - Part 1: Non stop man of action

Chris O’Hara - Part 1: Non stop man of action

September 9, 2019

We are joined in this episode by Chris O'Hara. Born in New York, Skied for his country and now creates some of the most exciting action sequences in Hollywood.

His work includes Bourne Legacy, Red Dawn, Jupiter Ascending, Jurassic World, Red Sparrow, Venom and Hobbs & Shaw.

Hugely experienced and a bloody nice bloke too.

Find his career on IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0641233/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1

Gregg Smrz: Part 2 - Being Smrz

Gregg Smrz: Part 2 - Being Smrz

September 1, 2019

Gregg Smrz: Part 2.

Here is the second part of our chat with Hollywood stunt royalty Mr Smrz.

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Gregg Smrz: Part 1 - Becoming Smrz

Gregg Smrz: Part 1 - Becoming Smrz

August 26, 2019
Gregg Smrz: Part 1
 
Gregg Smrz really does have it all. Not content with being one of the very best stunt coordinators and 2nd unit directors in the business he also has two 'G's' in his first name. Some might say that's extravagant, but let me tell you he is fully aware of how good he is and what he can bring to any production. 
 
The first G is for 'grunt'. No, not what he does on set - its the sound of the motorcycle engines that brought him to join the sport he loves so much. A professional for many years, he raced with the best and then chose a different path.
 
The second G is for 'gasp' which is what the audience do whenever they see his work on screen. Throw a stick and you'll hit a Smrz action sequence in a big budget picture.  Face Off, Inspector Gadget, Knight and Day and Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol - his 2nd unit directing work is once again very much on its A-Game. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Mission Impossible Rogue Nation and the soon to be released 6 Underground.
 
He's a biker with a passion for movies and a need for speed - ladies and gentlemen we give you GREGG SMRZ
 
 
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Bonus Episode: Action on a budget series - Indie Film Hustle

Bonus Episode: Action on a budget series - Indie Film Hustle

July 29, 2019

If you're a budding filmmaker then you have to listen to the INDIE FILM HUSTLE. Jam packed full of helpful advice and experts giving 'knowledge bombs' galore!

Alex Ferrari, operating out of his back alley in Hollywood has forged a career as an editor and filmmaker, made short and feature films on low budgets, been there, done that, got the T shirt and made a podcast all about it.

We had a blast talking to Alex about negotiating the pitfalls of shooting action with cock all money and getting his take on how he did it and what advice he can give to others.

Enjoy!

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Alex's website which has links to all his goldmine of knowledge! https://indiefilmhustle.com

See you next time!