Action Seminar Rede Globo TV

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil December 2016

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Andy Armstrong was guest lecturer to an enthusiastic audience of Actors, Producers, Directors, Writers and Stunt Performers at this packed, four day seminar.  A large amount of exciting knowledge was imparted in each four hour lecture.  Thank you to everyone who attended and to Rede Globo!

2016 Newsletter January to May

                            Safe Passage Gala 2016                            1st Andy Armstrong Positive Action Award

Andy Armstrong presented the first perpetual award in his name to Catherine Sanson at this year's Safe Passage Gala.  Each year, the award will recognize a graduate of the Safe Passage Program who has used positive action to better their own life and the lives of others against tremendous odds.  Congratulations to Catherine and her son Luke Sanson who accepted the award with his mother! Safe Passage is a non-profit organization that has a 95% success rate in helping the survivors of Domestic Violence and their families develop healthier lives. 

 

From Left to Right: Jen Caputo-Armstrong, Safe Passage CEO Trish Steele, Andy Armstrong

(Top Photo) Left to Right: Andy Armstrong, award recipient Catherine Sanson and her son Luke Sanson

#StandUPforStunts March 15th

With over 80,000 signatures, the petition to include a Stunt Coordinator category in the Academy Awards was delivered in March to the Academy of Arts & Sciences.  

Click here to see the CTV interview with petition founder Amber Gallaway and Andy Armstrong. 


Artemis Women in Action Film Festival, April 22nd

Andy Armstrong joined an expert panel of fellow stunt professionals, interviewed by Sheena Metal, host of the Sheena Metal Experience L.A. radio show, at this year's Artemis Women in Action Film Festival.

Click Here to listen to the entire interview!


Rick Seaman & Andy Armstrong Driving Clinic, April

Hosted at Rick Seaman's Stunt Driving School in Los Angeles, California, Andy and Rick put on an intensive one day driving clinic on the topics of choreography, safety, stunt coordinating, equipment and other essential information.     

 

Rick and Andy are looking forward to collaborating on clinics in the future.  Please check back for dates of future classes or click here to visit Rick Seaman's Stunt Driving School website.

NYFA Feb 2016

In a special four part lecture series, Andy Armstrong worked with students of New York Film Academy on the Art of Movie Action.  The students were particularly receptive to Andy's comprehensive and practical, real world experience lecturing style, which generated lively discussion and interesting debate each class. Andy's book, Action Movie Maker's Handbook, is now available in the NYFA Film Library. Thank you to NYFA for hosting this exciting series. Read some of their feedback here.

 

                 Action Movie Maker's Handbook                Published March, 2016

A practical, humorous and informative look at the Art of Movie Action from Andy Armstrong's forty plus years in the business of film making, Action Movie Maker's Handbook came out this year in paperback and eBook.  Click here to read the reviews

Taurus World Stunt Awards Lifetime Achievement Award, May 14th

Andy Armstrong was honored to receive the Lifetime Achievement award from the Taurus World Stunt Awards, 2016. 

                    Talent Monthly Magazine                           May 21st

Andy Armstrong has signed on to TMM with monthly contributions in his new column, Taking the Fall.  

Thank you TMM! 

Book Signing at Stunt Workshop with Jeff Wolfe and Simon Rhee at J.A.M. Thank you to everyone who attended! 

May 19th, 2016 

www.actionmoviemakershandbook.com

  

Fundraising Lecture & Reception for Independent Short Film Rocket

Andy Armstrong Lectured at the Rocket Fundraiser October 3rd, 2015.  With Guest Stunt Performer Jennifer Caputo on hand to add her expertise and Director Brenna Malloy answering questions about the film, the event was a success.  Set among one of the best private collections of vintage cars in the nation, guests got an up close look at a rare assortment of memorabilia from racing history.  Thank you to all who attended and to Sponsor #Besties Wine!  Please click on the Rocket Website link at the bottom of the page to donate to the making of this exciting film. 

 


#Besties - Friends who have each other's backs.  We would all hope to have someone we can depend on to help raise our spirits in a time of disappointment or even help us out of a bad situation.  A portion of the proceeds from #Besties will go to  support  battered women and children.

     #Besties on Twitter @bestieswines 

Andy Armstrong, Jennifer Caputo and Brenna Malloy

watch the Rocket Promo with guests

-Check out the cars below on the 'In the Garage Video!'


Safe Passage gift baskets for silent auction.  Safe Passage is a 501c (3) non profit that works to break the cycle of domestic abuse by healing and empowering survivors and their children, enabling them to live new, safe, productive lives. www.safepassagelives.org