Andy Armstrong has a profound understanding of how to direct action. This book is for anyone who wants to make great action movies, or just understand how hard they are to make.
ACTOR, WRITER, PRODUCER
The Lion King (2019), Monsters vs. Aliens, The Green Hornet, The Interview, The Guilt Trip, The Dictator, Pineapple Express
Armstrong deploys his vast, unparalleled experience as one of Hollywood’s premier Stunt Coordinators to illuminate both fans and experts on his art. He’s not only a great stunt man, he’s a great story teller.
Gifted, The Amazing Spider-man 1 & 2, 500 Days of Summer
All filmmakers will benefit from reading Action Movie Maker’s Handbook by Andy Armstrong. The process will be more fun and most important the story and film will be much better.
Recount, The Firm, People vs. Larry Flynt, Amadeus, Gangs of New York, Ragtime, Brokeback Mountain
Andy Armstrong is one of the top Movie Action Directors and Stunt Coordinators in the world. Andy's career has taken him to 44 countries on six of the world's seven continents, from the streets of Hollywood, Europe and Asia to the jungles of South America and Borneo. The deserts of Egypt, Israel and the Americas to the Canadian Arctic.
A few of the movies that Andy has created action for:
The Amazing Spider-man 1&2, Thor, The Green Hornet, Bang, Bang, iRobot, Planet of the Apes, Charlie's Angels, Galaxy Quest, Stargate, Highlander, and music video action for Eminem, Metallica and Sheryl Crowe.