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Northern Ontario needs more stunt actors

Do you have what it takes to — safely, with the cameras rolling — jump off a cliff, purposely roll a vehicle or disarm a knife-wielding threat at close range?
From the reel of stunt coordinator Wayne Wells.

Northern Ontario Stunts is looking to develop stunt actors in the north so film productions can avoid repeatedly spending money hiring stunt people from Toronto for local projects.  

Even with the booming film industry in the north, most stunt actors hired are still from Toronto because of the skills and experience shortage in Northern Ontario. To address this, Northern Ontario Stunts is launching development camps in North Bay and Sudbury.   

Wayne Wells, a stunt coordinator from Toronto is hosting a stunt acting workshop in North Bay on May 4–5.  Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to dive into the world of stunt acting. organizers say. Participants can join for one or two full days for the Stunt Action Workshop in North Bay. It is perfect for aspiring actors or established performers looking to hone their skills in high-energy sequences. Whether you're a beginner or have some experience, this workshop is designed to challenge and inspire you. 

Wells specializes in high-risk stunts like car crashes, falls, rigging, and fire burns. He is "committed to delivering safe, creative solutions to bring directors' dream sequences to life," according to his bio.

See some of his stunt work here.

Wells is an accomplished stunt professional, a Golden Gloves champion with an extensive martial arts background, including a 5th-degree black belt in Japanese jiu-jitsu, a black belt in karate, a brown belt in judo, and a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

For more information and to register, click here.