|Journal # 10 LOTR Stunt Coordinator|
| Before coming to New Zealand I would never have considered trying to become a stunt woman. However, after auditioning for Sam Williams I realized that my training in stage combat and martial arts prepaired me for at least some types of stunt work.
How could I get an interview with Bruce Brown?
As if in answer, I noticed a small ad below the interview: "STUNT WORX, Bruce Brown, Stunt Coordinator - Stunt Man, 50+ Stunt Team Available, Phone/Fax: 555 555 555, Mobile: 555 555 557."
Bruce Brown's mobile number? Very interesting. I picked up my phone. My hand began shaking. I laughed. If I had enough courage to throw my body around at the stunt audition, I had better have enough courage to make a phone call! I took a deep breath and punched in the number.
The phone only rang once.
"Hello Bruce, my name is Lichen June. I'm calling to see if I could set up an interview with you. I'm trained in stage combat with sword work and hand to hand combat, as well as martial arts, primarily Aikido. I would like to offer you my services."
"Right. Can I ask what you look like? I need certain types for the different races of characters."
"Certainly. I'm slender, 5'9", and pale with dark blond hair."
"Good. You'd be an elf then. Listen, I'm a bit busy right now. Give me your number I'll write it on my hand. If you haven't heard from me by 3 pm, ring again and we'll set up an interview."
|Flipping through the pages of On Film magazine, I focused my attention back on Lord of the Rings. "Lords of the Lance," read the title over an interview with Bruce Brown, the stunt coordinator for LOTR. There was a photo of Bruce standing next to legendary sword master Bob Anderson (Zorro, The Princess Bride, Star Wars, etc.) surrounded by the members of Bruce's company, "Stunt Worx."|