Stunt performers have been an integral part of the film and video industries since their inceptions. It’s a special breed of person that enjoys jumping off buildings, doing high speed precision driving, or even getting themselves set on fire. Here in the Bay Area there are very few individuals and groups that specialize in stunts. The one we are highlighting here on Production Hotspot is The Bay Area Stunt Exchange (B.A.S.E.). We like the fact that they are a collection of professionals that have pooled their talents and backgrounds under one roof. All the B.A.S.E associates have acting abilities, and can deliver lines, without the producer having the extra expense of getting an actor and stunt performer. The B.A.S.E. talent has many years of experience in many different skills. Many of the team has worked live Stunt Shows, as well as film and television. Some have more than 2000 shows under their belt, including everything from stunts, high falls, explosions, pyrotechnics and precision driving.
Some of the Movie credits include:
All About Evil
Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
A Stitch in Time
Television credits include:
Nash Bridges (multiple episodes)
America’s Most Wanted (multiple episodes)
Commercial Precision Driving credits include:
Toyota Pontiac Mercedes and more
If you can be sure of one thing about the production business, it’s that you can never be sure what you are going to run into. To survive and succeed you have to have a “can do” attitude and be able to take on anything that comes your way. The way this gets done is having a network of folks to help manage those things that you could not do on your own. So the next time a client needs someone to take on one of these dangerous activities be sure to have B.A.S.E. on your must call list. Tony Vella and the team at B.A.S.E are all pros, and between their varied backgrounds and experience can get you what you need. So be careful out there and go with the pro’s. Production Hotspot says check these guys (gal) out.
Say if you get a chance check out their video gallery on Vimeo.