intersession2017 stuntman COVER

This seminar was a hands-on, fully physical clinic for students who want to know more about acting and the stunt industry. This course covered the basic information on the fight, fall, and take-down techniques that constitute entry-level knowledge of the stunt performer’s industry. Additionally, time was given to explaining how the industry works for stunt performers in the film and television industry and what students need to know to begin a possible career.


Session Led By: Tony Vella

Tony Vella is an experienced stuntman, stunt coordinator, actor, and San Francisco native, legitimately trained in both stunts and acting with more than 25 years’ experience both on-camera and behind the scenes.

His personal work in both stunt coordinating and on-camera stunts includes a multitude of commercials, industrials, television, feature movies, and “live” stunt shows. His stunt coordinator credits include La Mission (2009) starring Benjamin Bratt, the quirky cult hit All About Evil (2010) with Natasha Lyonne, About Cherry (2012) starring James Franco, Garden of Eden with Eric Roberts (2014), Quitters with Mia Sorvino (2014), and The Boat Builder with Christopher Lloyd (2015).

His stunt credits include doubling various actors on The Bridge (FX), Gang Related (Fox), Bad Judge (NBC), the upcoming show Angie Tribeca (TBS) with Rashida Jones, Antman as driving double for Michael Pena, San Andreas as specialty rigger working directly with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson during the parachuting into AT&T Park scene, and several seasons as both a principal stunt double and occasional bad guy on San Francisco’s own Nash Bridges. Additional stunt coordinator and upcoming credits include: Kicks (2016), Diary of a Teenage Girl, Cardinal X, the currently in production Pushing Dead with James Roday (Psych) and Robin Weigert (Deadwood), LASSO (a horror film that is sure to become a cult classic with psycho cowboys), and Take The 10 with Josh Peck (Grandfathered and Drake and Josh) and Tony Revolori (Grand Budapest Hotel) with more shows in the works.





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