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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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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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.
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Alex's website which has links to all his goldmine of knowledge! https://indiefilmhustle.com
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July 21, 2019
Kachina Dechert was born in London England to Rock and Roll Musicians Jody Linscott (The Who, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Tom Jones... ) and Greg Dechert (Bad Company, Uriah Heap, David Gilmore...). Kachina spent most of her youth and teens on the road touring the world with these bands - and more. Drawn to high speed vehicles Kachina started racing Motorcycles on and off road. Her skills on the track soon lead her to the Stunt World where her size, look and all around athletic abilities lead quickly to a full time career. Always looking to expanding her skills Kachina joined, Drivers East, as the only female on one of the top Driving Crews in the US.
Kachina has appeared in such blockbusters as MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 6, THE MUMMY, INFERNO, AMERICAN HUSTLE, JOHN WICK, THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN 2. Her work includes doubling such stars as Jessica Biel, Anette Benning, Mila Kunis, Uma Thurman, Famke Jansen, Megan Fox, Selma Hayek and Sophia Bush.
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July 14, 2019
Hang on tight!
Luci Romberg is a professional stuntwoman in Hollywood, CA. Luci is a member of the Stunt Women’s Association of Motion Pictures and Tempest Freerunning. Luci has appeared in numerous films, TV shows, commercials, and freerunning competitions (11 time female world champion in Red Bull Art of Motion). As a national champion gymnast and all-league soccer player in college, Luci’s transition into stunts was seamless.
She has performed stunts on films such as the up and coming Ghostbusters reboot, Spy, Zombieland, Transformers 4, The Conjuring, and Indiana Jones 4, to name a few. She has also worked on numerous TV shows including NCIS, Criminal Minds, Suburgatory, and Raising Hope. In 2014 she won a Taurus World Stunt Award for Best Overall Stunt By a Stuntwoman for her car hit doubling Melissa McCarthy on Identity Thief.
For more information on projects Luci has worked on, listen to this weeks episode of THE STUNT POD
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July 7, 2019
Here is part 2 with Sam Hargrave
Samuel Ambler Hargrave portrayed Gladiator in Thor: Ragnarok and New Asgard Truck Driver in Avengers: Endgame. You may of heard of the film, you know! the one that has made over a BILLION DOLLARS WORLDWIDE!!!!!!!!
He was a stunt double for Chris Evans in The Avengers and Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Brett Dalton in the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode Pilot.
He was also a fight coordinator in Captain America: Civil War, a stunt coordinator, fight coordinator and additional second unit director in Avengers: Infinity War, a stunt coordinator and second unit director in Avengers: Endgame and a stunt performer in Thor: Ragnarok.
What this man doesn't know about the Marvel universe probably isn't worth knowing.
The stunt coordinator and 2nd Unit Director on Avengers Endgame is giving us the lowdown of how these incredible action sequences were put together for this truly exceptional final Avengers outing.
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July 1, 2019
Sam Hargrave has had a monumental rise to the very top of the tree as a Hollywood stuntman, a true life Captain America.
His love of filmmaking is only matched by his love of playing Bluegrass music with his band.
We got to spend some quality time with Sam and talk about his career path into stunts and the progression to 2nd Unit Director and then to Director.
Get ready for part 2 next time, 'cause it's a corker!
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June 22, 2019
Australian Stunt Woman, Ingrid Kleinig is a LA based Stunt Coordinator & performer who fell into the world of stunts while swinging 140ft above the arena for the Opening Ceremony of the 2000 Olympic Games. Having toured the globe with renowned physical theatre company Legs on the Wall as well as the Sydney Theatre Company - performing alongside the likes of Cate Blanchett & Joseph Fiennes, she had formed a wealth of physical, technical & artistic vocabulary across multiple fields including directing & rigging that lent itself precisely to the stunt industry.
In recent film endeavours Ingrid was the stunt double for Margot Robbie on Suicide Squad & The Legend of Tarzan, Brie Larson on Captain Marvel & Kong: Skull Island & Evangeline Lilly on Ant Man & The Wasp & The Hobbit Trilogy. She was one of only two female stunt drivers on Mad Max: Fury Road, can drive a big rig truck & hold her breath underwater for five & a half minutes. She is also the first female to be officially graded as an Assistant Stunt Coordinator in Australia where, to date, no female has ever held the position of Stunt Coordinator. She continues to pursue her passion for movement within the realm of film by creating action that serves the story.
All this and now she takes time from her library and billiards room to tell us her story ....join us as we delve into the world of the sensational, the award winning, INGRID KLEINIG
June 16, 2019
What do all these movies from the last 5 years have in common?
THE DUKES OF HAZZARD
JACK AND JILL
JOHN WICK 3 - PARABELLUM
They all have coordinated action by this weeks guest. SCOTT ROGERS.
We look at some of his past glories in the business and then take an in-depth look at JOHN WICK 3 and how Scott creates the action that we see on the screen.
Hold on for an extraordinary ride into the mind of one of the top coordinators around today.
Ladies and Gentlemen......SCOTT ROGERS