‘Extraction 2’ Director Sam Hargrave’s Advice on Oners, Stunts, and Emails
Sam Hargrave is an award-winning stuntman and stunt coordinator, second unit director for films like Suicide Squad and Avengers: Endgame, and director of the film Extraction. His second feature film, Extraction 2, is available on Netflix, on Jun. 16.
The transition from stunt performing to directing
What a “stunt vis” is and why it's important for efficiency and safety on set
How directing a film is like being a switchboard operator
Why filming Extraction 2 was more challenging than the first film
Wanting to give the audience more the second time around
The specifics of the casting process
Operating the camera on the more dangerous scenes
Landing a helicopter onto a moving train
Making others feel invested in your project
Sam’s approach to emailing those he works with
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This episode of The No Film School Podcast was produced by GG Hawkins.