STUNTWOMEN

 

The Untold Hollywood Story (based on the best-selling book by Mollie Gregory) introduces us to the secret stars who provide the action and thrills that make the best Hollywood movies and television, from the first black-and-white “flickers” to today’s high-tech mega epics.

FAST AND FURIOUS star Michelle Rodriguez narrates the documentary and meets some of the stuntwomen who have doubled for her in numerous action sequences.  Ben Mankiewicz (Turner Classic Movies) guides Michelle and two budding stunt performers through film clips from the early days of cinema, when women performed their own stunts.  Directors Paul Verhoeven, Paul Fieg and Anne Fletcher and producer Al Ruddy discuss the importance of stunt performers in their films and reveal some tricks of the trade.  Nell Scovell (LEAN IN, JUST THE FUNNY PARTS) has written the provocative and insightful narration.

 

PRODUCERS:

Stephanie Austin (TRUE LIES, THE LONG KISS GOODNIGHT, TERMINATOR 2)

Michael Gruskoff (QUEST FOR FIRE, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, MY FAVORITE YEAR)

Marion Rosenberg (THE DEER HUNTER, REVOLUTIONARY ROAD)

 

DIRECTOR

April Wright (GOING ATTRACTIONS, LAYOVER)