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What is Stunt Performers Academy?

Stunt Performers Academy is a 3 – Week, Los Angeles based, professional stunt intensive program designed for those who are determined to become a stunt performer. The school provides a relevant curriculum that will teach you the skills and etiquette required to succeed in the current film and television industry.

The Stunt Performers Academy was founded by Banzai Vitale who has over 30 years of experience as a 2nd Unit Director, Stunt Coordinator and Stunt Performer in the film and television industry.

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IMDb Profile - Banzai Vitale

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Banzai Vitale

Why Us?

  • Our program is up to date and relevant in today’s film and television industry.
  • Stunt Classes are taught by Banzai Vitale. Speciality skills will be taught by working and respected stunt professionals.
  • We focus on the skills you will need to enter the world of a professional stunt performer. You must be able to fight, fall to the ground, hit a mark, have great timing and understand how a movie set works. In addition, we also teach you set etiquette, one of the most important skills – the key to get hired and rehired.
  • Class sizes are small and capped at 10 students per session. This individual attention is a crucial part of the program and the biggest reason for success. Other schools have 20 to 60 students per session.
  • We are based in Los Angeles, the center of the nation’s film and television industry.
  • We give you the best stunt training out there for an affordable price.
  • We are very selective in acceptance of students; they must first pass our interview process. This ensures we only accept the best candidates who have the mental tenacity, physical ability and drive to succeed in this industry.

Photo & Video Gallery

Some of the stunt performers Banzai has trained / mentored have gone on to stunt double these “A” list actors and work on these recent Film and Television shows:

Ryan Gosling
    Ryan Gosling Blade Runner 2049
    Tom Holland
      Tom Holland Spiderman: Homecoming
      Chris Evans
        Chris Evans Captain America: First Aveneger
        Melissa McCarthy
          Melissa McCarthy Ghostbusters
          Tyler Posey
            Tyler Posey Teen Wolf
            Paul Rudd
              Paul Rudd Ant-Man
              Christian Bale
                Christian Bale Batman
                Shia LaBeouf
                  Shia LaBeouf Transformers
                  Tobey Maguire
                    Tobey Maguire Spiderman
                    Anne Hathaway
                      Anne Hathaway Interstellar
                      Cobie Smulder
                        Cobie Smulder Stumptown
                        Shailene Woodley
                          Shailene Woodley Big Little Lies

                          Television Shows

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