One of Hollywood’s top stunt directors, Tom Struthers, took time out from overseeing Salman Khan on the set of Bollywood film Race 3 to share his knowledge and expertise with aspiring filmmakers in Abu Dhabi during a panel discussion at twofour54.
Struthers is the man behind Hollywood’s biggest action films, including Dunkirk, The Dark Knight Rises, Inception, Terminator: Salvation, and Saving Private Ryan. In recent years, Struthers has brought his stunt expertise to Bollywood. He recently worked on Tiger Zinda Hai, which was filmed in Abu Dhabi.
During a special panel discussion at twofour54’s creative lab moderated by Emirati production manager Sameer Al Jaberi, Struthers talked to students and media professionals about his 25-year career as a stunt director and the complex production process around stunts.
Struthers also spoke about his experiences of filming in Abu Dhabi.
“During my time here, we’ve received help from so many organisations, including the support of the UAE military.I personally enjoy shooting here because we have all of the backdrops that we could possibly need alongside the ability to film incredible action sequences. It’s the perfect environment for us to take our productions to another level.”
The panel discussion was held at creative lab, a community of more than 13,000 aspiring media professionals who have the chance to volunteer on live projects, shadow industry experts, and learn from twofour54 partners via workshops, projects and competitions.