Coming very soon on December 19th, an exclusive movie fighting seminar will be taking place in London from one of Hollywood’s most prolific stunt performers, Dave Lea.
Dave Lea has been training in many martial arts all over the world for the best part of three decades. He got his big break doubling for Michael Keaton in the 1989 film Batman. Opening the doors to Hollywood, Lea went on to work with stars such as Sylvester Stallone, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Tom Cruise, Ben Stiller, Kurt Russell, Scarlett Johansson, Ben Affleck and many, many more. His movie credits include Batman Returns, Tango & Cash, Lethal Weapon 3, Demolition Man, Heat, Con Air and Swordfish to name but a few.
Participants of his seminars learn the many tricks of his trade to make on-screen fighting look authentic, memorable and entertaining. Stage combat techniques ranging from the simple to fighting multiple opponents and using weapons are covered. Aspiring performers also learn how to use their skills as part of their audition process.
Seminars are open to students of all abilities, even if they have no martial arts background. This special event takes place on Saturday 19th December in Central London, from 11am-3pm and costs just £88 including certification from Dave Lea. Location will be given closer to date.
If you would like to take part, please forward your head shot/full body shot/including your best action shot/resume and any links of your work to with the reference “KFK” to:
Lea is quoted as saying, “When your passion is in the action, the fights and stunts will be true and real”.
Quotes from the Stars:
Sylvester Stallone (Tango & Cash, Demolition Man, Get Carter)
“Dave is a total master at his profession and a true gentleman.”
Sandra Bullock (Demolition Man)
“Dave Lea’s expertise was invaluable to me. His knowledge of teaching and martial arts helped to make me look really good.”
Ben Affleck (Daredevil)
“Thanks Dave, you did an excellent job with the fight training and the choreography and the physical training on Daredevil. I couldn’t have done it without you. You were tireless and showed up every day, worked very hard, helped me enormously. I can’t tell you how I appreciate it, it will be an honour to work with you in the future and you’re the best there is and I thank you.”
Tim Burton, Director (Batman, Batman Returns)
“Dave combines technical expertise and a good rapport with actors to provide the kind of training that is essential to the complicated sequences that we have.”
Michael Keaton (Batman, Batman Returns)
“David Lea’s contribution on Batman and Batman Returns are inestimable. Especially on Batman Returns, where he functioned much more as a fight choreographer.”
When you’ve completed the course you get a nice shiny certificate from the man himself!