Crafts » Stunts »

The Year’s Most Anticipated Movies From a Below-the-Line Perspective

March 11, 2022 | By
The Year’s Most Anticipated Movies From a Below-the-Line Perspective

The Batman and Scream were my two most anticipated movies of the year, and with the former currently playing in theaters and the latter now available On Demand, it’s time to turn our attention to my other Most Anticipated Movies of the Year, albeit with a below-the-line twist this time around. Rather than simply... »

Jackass Forever Stunt Coordinator Charles Grisham on the Film’s Male Nudity, Vomit, Steve-O’s Accident and 4.5

February 10, 2022 | By
<i>Jackass Forever</i> Stunt Coordinator Charles Grisham on the Film’s Male Nudity, Vomit, Steve-O’s Accident and <i>4.5</i>

“I’m Johnny Knoxville and welcome to Jackass.” I was 16 years old when I first heard those immortal words, followed by that now-familiar guitar twang that preceded Jackass, a 30-minute MTV show dedicated to broken bones and pure chaos. It wasn’t just the death-defying stunts that hooked me, it was the twisted bond between demented... »

Fight Coordinator Andy Cheng on Taking Shang-Chi to the Next Level

December 7, 2021 | By
Fight Coordinator Andy Cheng on Taking <em>Shang-Chi</em> to the Next Level

Currently, the highest domestic earner of the year, Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is now available on Digital and 4K/Blu-ray. The studio provided Below the Line with the chance to speak with the film’s fight coordinator Andy Cheng, whose work as a prominent member of the Jackie Chan Stunt Team... »

Gunpowder Milkshake Fight Choreographer Laurent Demianoff Shakes Up Fight Scenes With Humor And Cool Props 

July 13, 2021 | By
<em>Gunpowder Milkshake</em> Fight Choreographer Laurent Demianoff Shakes Up Fight Scenes With Humor And Cool Props 

The art of fight choreography is like a dance where every move is precise and counted out to the last beat to achieve the utmost goal of being badass, but most importantly so nobody gets hurt. Fight Choreographer Laurent Demianoff carved out a career mastering this skill. He studied martial arts from early childhood... »

Emmy Watch: Yellowstone Stunt Coordinator Jason Rodriguez

June 25, 2021 | By
Emmy Watch: <em>Yellowstone</em> Stunt Coordinator Jason Rodriguez

Cows, cars, buffalo, horses, boats, bulls, and more, Jason Rodriguez juggles them all – safely and to great effect, as Stunt Coordinator on the Paramount Network series Yellowstone. Taylor Sheridan created the contemporary Western, has written and produced all 30 episodes to date, and directed nine of them, while Kevin Costner heads up the... »

The Equalizer Stunt Coordinator Chris Place on Queen Latifah’s Action Sequences

June 23, 2021 | By
The Equalizer Stunt Coordinator Chris Place on Queen Latifah’s Action Sequences

The original Equalizer ran on television from 1985-1989. Since then, the property has been rebooted twice, first as a movie starring Denzel Washington, and the reconceptualized 2021 version returns to television, starring Queen Latifah as Robyn McCall, “The Equalizer.” The latest CBS series is developed by Andrew W. Marlowe and Terri Edda Miller.  Stunt Coordinator Chris... »