Angela Meryl | #StandUpForStunts
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September 22, 2015
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by Angela Meryl, author of STUNTS: THE HOW TO HANDBOOK

#StandUpForStunts

http://tinyurl.com/o67oxpx Please sign #RT  #ThePerfcetGuy  Many of you may not know that stunt people even exist. The majority of movie goers believe that The Stars do their own stunts. Some of the stars are totally capable of doing their stunts and some are not and some just don’t want too do anything where they can get hurt. The Director would like the star too do as much of the action as they possibly can because that makes everyones job easier.  As stunt people we bring the action and excitement to the movies. Come on who doesn’t like a good car chase?  Fast and Furious Series. A good knock down drag out fight? Kill Bill, The Perfect Guy,  Fast and Furious (Subway scene) The Bourne Series, Transporter, Resident Evil, Taken. The coordinator with all his or her  expertise puts all the action in motion along with his or her team of stunt performers.  With him or her their wouldn’t  be any stunts performed in movies, TV or even commercials. The coordinator makes the stars look like a “Baddass”. The question is Do you believe that Stunt Coordinators deserve an Oscar  for their work? We are one category that  doesn’t get acknowledged for our work from the Academy. The Director, Hair and Make up, Costume Design Etc.. all get acknowldeged for their work in movies. Jack Gill has been working for years to achieve this goal.  http://tinyurl.com/oaokxn4 Please help and sign the petition. Thank you http://tinyurl.com/o67oxpx

Angela Meryl, a former model and make-up artist from Willingboro, New Jersey, received her first stunt gig alongside actor Sinbad, in the movie First Kidd. The game changer occurred when she came crashing through a glass table in the opening scene of Kill Bill Volume I, while doubling Vivica A. Fox. That performance garnered industry wide recognition and applause from peers in the business and fans to this day of the Quentin Tarantino directed cult flick hit.