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It's been a while since Keanu Reeves hit our screens in The Matrix and changed how we tackle action scenes. Watch to see how these fight scenes were originally staged and shot.

July 8, 2020

Inviting guest writers to create on-topic posts. Releasing more behind the scenes content. Talking through older action scenes on which I have directed fights.

August 7, 2019

The usual problem of not being able to talk about stuff that I've been working on is present but I think I can report on a few things.

In 2002 Matt Damon's The Bourne Identity rocked the action film world with it's gritty realism and exhilarating fight sequences.

March 6, 2018

Writing mini-blog posts has gotten trickier for me over the years. When I was just directing sword-fights and the occasional punch up in the theatre I could easily talk about it and post pictures as it was regarded...

I'm certainly not going to pick this scene apart as many people have already done so, but I will say that, like the rest of the film, logic and reality sadly seem disconnected from the action...

This is not my favourite film but it was a biggy so I felt it should be included...

June 9, 2017

Updating this site has fallen by the wayside somewhat in one of the busiest years I've had in my career so far. It's always tricky for me to write updates working in an industry where I am limited in what I can say...

February 23, 2017

These photographs were taken by me whilst working on the terrific WEST SKERRA LIGHT. They are presented here by kind permission of Greg Hemphill. It was a scarily funny film made for television and released on Hallo...

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