Film & Television: STUNTWOMAN! (Part 2)

Film & Television: STUNTWOMAN! (Part 2)

by Kelsee Devoreaux

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"THIS IS IT! I yelled. I tucked my chin into my neck and stiffened my body, held my hands on the steering wheel and braced myself for what was about to happen. Next thing I knew...BAM!! A 30,000 lb., 70-foot 18-wheeler hit us with one of the biggest blows I've ever felt in my life. This 18-wheeler hit us with the force of a bullet shooting out of the chamber of a gun. I could literally hear the twisting and crunching of metal and the cracking of glass. And this was only the first take!"

The above scene from The Matrix Reloaded is just another work day in the life of Kelsee Devoreaux. The author of "STUNT Ph.D.: How To Get Into The Stunt Game" now presents Film & Television: STUNTWOMAN!, a look at her life, loves and stunt career. Ms. Devoreaux will take you on a journey from the struggles of her poverty-stricken childhood in South Central, through the heartbreak of a prolonged and bitter custody battle, to the excitement and triumphs of her professional career. Along the way, a street-wise child who relied only upon herself became an accomplished woman who turned her life over to God. The journey Ms. Devoreaux takes you on is exciting, heartbreaking and highly enjoyable...definitely one of the most candid and vivid reads you will find!

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014052191
Publisher: Stunt Ph.D.
Publication date: 01/24/2012
Series: Film & Television: STUNTWOMAN! , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 342
File size: 9 MB

About the Author

Kelsee Devoreaux, is one of Hollywood’s top, African American, stuntwomen, with over 18 years experience. She has performed stunts on such hit film and television shows as: The Matrix Reloaded, Terminator (4th Film), Enter The Matrix (Game), Collateral, The Italian Job, The Time Machine, Scream 2, Set It Off, Like Mike, ER, Cradle 2 The Grave, The Bernie Mac Show, Any Day Now, My Wife & Kids, Half & Half, NYPD Blue, The Nutty Professor II - The Klumps, The Parkers, American Dreams, The Hot Chick, and One On One, just to name a few. She has doubled such well known actresses as: Jada Pinkett Smith, Janet Jackson, Nia Long, Stacey Dash, Elise Neal, Meagan Good, Camille Winbush, Countess Vaughn, Essence Atkins, Kyla Pratt, Li’l Kim, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes (1971-2002), Malinda Williams, and many others. She has also performed many daring stunts before camera like: High Falls, Car Crashes, Fights, Ratchets, Car Hits, Stairs, Wirework, Near Miss, Explosions, Cable Work, Harness Work, Jumping into the Mississippi River, Motion Capture Work, etc. Which also allowed her to work with well known actors, actresses and directors like: Michael Mann, Andy and Larry Wachowski, F. Gary Gray, John Singleton, Wes Craven, Jonathan Kaplan, Tony Singletary, Ellen Gittlesohn, Billie Woodruff, Forest Whitaker, Chris Robinson, and Frances Lawrence just to name a few.

Kelsee is the first African American stuntwoman in history to become a member of The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. She is only one of three African American stuntwomen in the prestigious Stuntwomen’s Association of Motion Pictures. She holds an Associates of Arts Degree, along with many awards and magazine write-ups.

She is striving toward obtaining her 2nd Unit Director’s card, which will be a great accomplishment. Kelsee also branched out into motivational (empowerment) speaking to youth and adults alike. She has authored three other books entitled, STUNT Ph.D. "How To Get Into The Stunt Game," "STUNTS÷Court= …A Bitter Custody Battle…And It's Battle Scars,'' and "SCANDAL: Hollywood STUNT SLAVES."

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