We are so fortunate to have Mike on board for 'Fallen,'
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 12, 2006
Mike Gunther, one of the entertainment industry's elite stunt and action professionals for feature films and television, today announced that he has signed on as 2nd Unit Action Director and Stunt Coordinator for the upcoming ABC Family TV series "Fallen." Gunther who is reinventing the ‘triple threat’ as an action writer, director and producer, is on-location in Vancouver, British Columbia for the series that is currently in pre-production.
Gunther was brought aboard the ABC project for his extensive background and expertise in ‘all things action’ which has included key roles in the success of such blockbusters as "The Matrix Revolutions," "Elektra," "Underworld: Evolution," "Van Helsing," "xXx: State of the Union" and the acclaimed television series "Angel." A member of the Directors Guild of America (DGA) and Writers Guild of America (WGA), Gunther formed Gunny Entertainment in 2005 as a vehicle to offer the entertainment industry a one-stop-shop for action writing, directing and producing. The MTV series Inside the Action is one of the first projects to demonstrate Gunther’s prowess as a ‘triple threat.’
“The key to the success of any action project is to have an action specialist intricately involved in the creative process,” said Gunther. “I think my work on 'Fallen' will showcase my wide range of talents and abilities as a creative professional with a thorough understanding of action on a number of different levels who can effectively translate that in to great success on the screen.”
“We are so fortunate to have Mike on board for 'Fallen,'” said Director Kevin Kerslake. “With his incredible background and talents as an action specialist, Mike brings a wealth of experience and a wonderful sense of invention and originality to the action in our show. As an accomplished stunt professional himself and now as a creative professional, Mike conceives designs and executes top-shelf action sequences that blow my mind.”
“Mike truly has his own unique style and signature when it comes to action,” said Executive Producer Ed Bates. “Having someone of his caliber and background directly involved in the creative process on the action for 'Fallen' has allowed us to push the boundaries in ways we never thought possible. Mike has certainly proven himself to be the industry ‘go-to-guy’ for all things action.”
"Fallen," which stars actor Paul Wesley, will premiere in June of 2007 on ABC Family.
About Mike Gunther
Mike Gunther specializes in action. He is one of the industry's elite stunt coordinators having designed cutting-edge action for film, television and video games. Now he is beginning to apply his expertise to more creative roles within the industry. In 2005 he formed Gunny Entertainment to foster this stage of his career and to develop his own projects.
In 1993 Mike got his start by transforming athletic talent into a career first performing, and then coordinating stunts. He earned a distinguished reputation, and in 2003 was inducted into Stunts Unlimited, the industry's premiere invitation-only guild. As a coordinator, he is known for his ability to compose complex, action sequences that can be safely executed, and are in sync with the overall vision for the project.
To ensure that the most exciting action possible translates from vision to set to screen, he developed an interest in how the various elements of filmmaking synthesize. Shooting 2nd unit provided field experience for directing action. To date, his well-rounded skill set has earned him membership in the DGA and WGA. His problem-solving approach led him to producing, and allows him to deliver optimum results in the high risk, high pressure conditions intrinsic to shooting action.
Mike Gunther continues to create action for Hollywood's top shows as a stunt coordinator. Meanwhile Gunny Entertainment, his growing production company, affords him the opportunity to write, produce and direct.
Mike Gunther is available on the web at http://www.mike-gunther.com
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