Fight Directors and Action

Our Fight Directors have a wealth of experience in Film, Theatre and Live Theatre, and specialise in Motion Capture and Performance Capture.

All of our Fight Directors are also Movement Directors and Actors, and draw on this to create fully integrated story-telling pieces.

Captivate has a select group of Stunt Co-odinators and Military Personnel who join the team as required.

Lyndall Grant

Australia.  Company Director.

Lyndall is a Fight Director and Movement Director for Motion Capture/Performance Capture (including VR), Stage and Screen.  She is a member of the Society of Australian Fight Directors inc. (SAFDi) and certified Teacher with the British Academy of Dramatic Combat (BADC).

Lyndall is an actor (trained at ArtsEd London) and working fight performer, with a strong background in gymnastics, movement, dance, martial arts and national-level sports; and a specialist in performance capture.

Currently Lyndall is an actor and Movement Captain in the Melbourne Production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.  Prior to this she was the Tutor in Theatre (Stage Combat) at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne.

Lyndall works closely with Director and Actors of each project to create dynamic, story-led action sequences.  She also specialises in work which involves strong character transformation into human, animal and fantasy creatures.

Recent fight directing and movement directing work has been with the Melbourne Theatre Company (including Berlin, Cosi, Vivid White, The Architect, Storm Boy, Hungry Ghosts, Astroman, Melbourne Talam, Minnie and Liraz, Macbeth, Straight White Males); The Malthouse Theatre (Because the Night, Cloudstreet, Blackie Blackie Brown); Opera Australia (Il Viaggio a Reims) and London’s Rose Theatre Kingston (The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Wind in the Willows and Alice in Winterland).

LIST OF FIGHT DIRECTING and TEACHING CREDITS

Contact: lyndall@captivate-action.com

Andrew Young

U.K., Europe.  Captivate U.K. Director.

Andrew is a fight director and certified stage combat teacher with British Academy of Dramatic Combat (BADC). He trained as an actor at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and has 20 years of experience as a professional actor working in theatre, film and the performance capture industry.

Andrew specialises in creating truthful action, helping actors connect their emotional journey to the physical work in order to deliver hard hitting and realistic choreography.He has a particular flair for working with acting students, helping them combine their vocal, physical and emotional training and guiding them as they develop and gain confidence in their ability.

Andrew’s recent fight directing credits include: A Guide for the Homesick (Trafalgar Studios), 3Women (Trafalgar Studios), Late Company (Trafalgar Studios), Strictly Murder (UK National Tour), Jane Eyre (Jacksons Lane), Bad Girls (New Wimbledon Theatre), Napoli M (Bridewell Theatre), The One (Lion and Unicorn Theatre).

LIST OF FIGHT DIRECTING and TEACHING CREDITS

Contact: andrew@captivate-action.com

Assistant Fight Directors.

Amy Bolger-Floyd

U.K., EUROPE. U.K. COMPANY DIRECTOR

Amy is an advanced dramatic combat fighter with the British Academy of Dramatic Combat.    A practicing martial artist from the age of twelve,  she has carried her passion for that discipline into her acting career as a specialised fighter for theatre, film and Performance Capture / Motion Capture.   Amy is also an Actor and Producer for stage and screen, performing regularly with London theatre company Shadow Road Productions and co-producing UNBROKEN, a mixed arts mental health awareness festival and short film prize.

Amy has worked extensively as an assistant for workshops and fight directing with Captivate since 2014.  In 2018 she was the Fight Director for feature film  No Such Thing As Monsters (Melbourne) and recently taught stage combat at Rose Bruford College in London.

She is about to embark on training to become a Teacher of Dramatic Combat with the Academy of Performance Combat.

Joshua Bell

AUSTRALIA.

Josh is an actor and performance maker based in Melbourne, and is a Theatre Practice graduate of the VCA (with honours).  He has been training in stage combat in Australia and internationally for the past 5 years.  As a trainee Fight Director, Josh has been assisting Lyndall Grant for the past three years and is Journeying with the Society of Australian Fight Directors.

Josh’s fight directing work includes Yerma (Dionysus Theatre),  ‘1800-Real-Talk’ (As part of ‘The Human Voice Project’, Periscope Productions 2021); ‘Stockholm‘ (Et Tu Theatre, 2019); ‘Monkey’ (Dreamhouse Theatre Company, 2019); and ‘Apparitions’ (Cinema Viscera).  He has taught stage combat workshops for St Martins Youth Theatre, Dreamhouse Theatre Company, Melbourne Opera, Footscray College and Wesley College

  • Photograph: Lyndall Grant – Fight Director, Fight Performer
  • Potographer: Ben Porter