GET CARTER: BIO
Professional Safe Dramatic Action Coordinator
I have been choreographing safe, dynamic, dramatic fight sequences across Scotland and beyond since 1995. Unlike many others who claim to be based here, I genuinely am living in Glasgow. Over the years I've choreographed thousands of fights on professional projects, ranging from small-scale community theatre to large international film productions.
I've been fortunate to collaborate and choreograph fight scenes with some of the world's finest directors, film crews, and actors, including Idris Elba, David Tennant, Kevin McKidd, Minnie Driver, James Nesbitt, Helena Bonham Carter, Jim Caviezel, Malcolm McDowell, Euan Bremner, Jamie Bamber, Tobias Menzies, James Purefoy, Sam Heughan, Karen Gillan, James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel, Michael Fassbender, and Samuel L. Jackson.
"The most sickening violence I have seen on stage in years."
Review: The Tron Theatre, Glasgow
"Get Carter - Fight Director"
Idris Elba Quote: Production "Legacy"
"Do what Carter says..."
Samuel L. Jackson: Production "Damaged"
Safe staging of dramatic violence by a well-established, industry-recognised & BBC Approved stunt pro based in Glasgow.
While pursuing my Drama degree at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, I specialized in Fight Direction and I had the privilege of being mentored for 7 years by esteemed fight director and Olympic fencing coach, Professor Bert Bracewell, a founding member of The Society of British Fight Directors. Before graduating, I had already choreographed fight sequences on The Hostage at Queen Margaret itself and secured my first professional engagement as fight director for A Chorus of Disapproval at Pitlochry Festival Theatre.
Today, I primarily operate in the realm of film and television stunts, often bearing the title of "stunt coordinator." however, I prefer the designation of "Fight Director." As of this writing, I have completed nearly 900 professional contracts and remain committed to pushing the boundaries of my craft.
Beyond fight direction, I've channeled my passion into producing and directing films, and my work there has been recognized with numerous accolades, including the Cineworld Audience Award for Best Picture which was presented to me by BAFTA Scotland in 2011 for my debut feature, "FAST ROMANCE." To date, my films have secured over 70 awards on the international film festival circuit.
In 2018, I expanded my horizons into podcasting with FILM PRO PRODUCTIVITY & SUCCESS a solo show centered around personal and professional productivity for creative professionals. It is available on all major podcast platforms, and the New Year episode in 2023 will mark its 150th episode.
Should my expertise align with your vision, I'd be thrilled to collaborate on your next project. Please feel free to get in touch.