Letter of Reference

Opening Letter:

My name is Dave Alexander. I have been working in the film industry since 1992.
I started in the industry working for John and Betty Thomas, under Betty and the stunt world I worked as a performer and in the areas of safety and training for actors. While working Under Betty I had the fortunate experience to be a personnel trailer for Anthony Hopkins, Aleck Baldwin, Robin Williams, Thora Birch, Christina Ricci, Anna Clumpsky and many others. During that time Betty was one of the top stunt co-ordinators and.
Under John Thomas I worked in the areas of special effects and rigging.

Since my time with Betty and John I have been co-ordinating, performing, rigging and doing stunt safety on many shows and commercials. I have co-ordinated on shows with actors linke Danny Glover and young actors such as Zoe Wiesenbaum. I have worked with many of the top directors and stunt people in our business.

My time spent on set co-ordinating, performing, rigging and doing safety for stunts has given me a more well rounded outlook on any film or commercial. My skills can save you time and money in many areas of your filming! Hoping to work with you!!

 

Education and Certification
1992-2007 U.B.C.P  Stunt Co-ordinator-Preformer
1992-2007 I.A.T.S.E. SPFX/RIGGER
1981-2007 Professional River Raft Guide
1987-2003 Provincial Examiner for the B.C. Rafting Industry
1991-2007 Certified Diver PADI
2007 Canadian Red Cross and A.E.D. ticket
1998-2007 Tae Kwon Do Red Belt
1972-1981  Wrestling -National Level
1981-1984 Judo 2nd Western Canada
1989-1991 Helicopter Ski Guide
1992-2003 W.C.B. Blaster’s Certificate for Avalanche Control
1984-1986 Avalanche Aid for B.C. Highways

 
OTHER ACTIVITIES

  • SKIING
  • ROCK AND ICE CLIMBING
  • SNOWBOARDING
  • WHITEWATER
  • KAYAKING
  • SNOWMOBILING
  • WHITEWATER BOOGIEBOARDING
  • HOCKEY(COACH)GOALIE ALSO PLAY OUT!15YEARS
  • HIGH DIVES AND CLIFF JUMPING
  • HITTING THE GROUND HARD
  • DRIVING CAR
  • MOTOR-CYCLE
  • HORSEBACK RIDING
  • CLASS RAPPELLING ALL TYPES(HELI-TRAINED)  ALSO IN SMOKE JUMPING TECH.
  • ROLLERBLADING
  • GOLF
  • TRAIL-RUNNING
  • YOGA-SKATEBOARDING OUCH!

Stunt Coordinating

Features
Normal  Carl Bessai  Actor action, fight scenes.
Missing In America Gabriele S Dockerman Fall, cliff scene wire work.
bullet hits, car near miss, explosions.

Love and Other Delemas

Larry Stephano Actor action, falls.
Best in Show Christopeher Guess Actress falls.  Young actor in a tree.
The Clearing  Carl Bessai Fight scenes, actor in tree, stair fall.
Devour David Winkler Fights, bullet hits, car crash, fire, falls
Whistler Series Grant Harvey Actor action, fights First Season snowboarding.
Film/Commercial Director/Contact Action Performed
CGTV Promo Video
Larry Stephano Fight scenes.
Busch Beer Chris Woods Rafting
Sprint Robert Lodgevale 
Driving
Kokanee(4) Quinn Vorster Snowboarding
Kokanee(3) Matt Eastman Snowboarding
Kokanee(2) Matt Eastman Snowboarding
GMC Carolyn Bratkowski Driving
Kokanee(1) Matt Eastman Snowboarding
Toyota Sean Thonson Ice Climbing
Budweiser Pierce Broden Whitewater
Robitan D Energy Drink  Hironori Yoshida Kiteboarding
Siemen’s Cell Phones Francis Le Skiing
Sprite Snowboarding Ken Fox Snowboarding
Exterra Pathfinder Greg Dobbin River Boarding
Eye of the Eagle Bob Noll Canoeing
O.B. Tampons Claus Obermeyer Snowboarding
Bear With Me Paul Ziller Whitewater
Boy Scouts Frank Ockenfels Climbing
Cantel ATT Roger Tonrey Climbing Fall
Blue Cross Sarah Lilles Climbing
     
Experience/Training
  • Iatse Film - Rigger Flying rigs, ratchets, decenders. 12 years Special Effects experience.
  • Acting Actor’s Workshop Academy with Neil Schell
  • Martial arts  Judo 2nd Western Canada. Tae kwon do 7 Years Red Belt.
  • Wrestling National level University!
  • White Water Rafting both paddles and oars, kayaking, boogie boardi in rivers, whitewater swimming, high dives, scuba 
    diving, special skills and rigging around waterfalls
    and high current areas
  • Mountaineering  Climbed in many areas throughout Canada and U.S.
  • Rock Climbing  Climbing since 1978-leads up to 5.12
  • Ice Climbing Climbing since 1982-leads up to Grade 5
  • Skiing  Ski instructor 2 years, ski patrol 4 years, heli-ski guide 2 years, ski racing in high school
  • Snowboarding  Living in Whistler riding 7 years
  • Other Activities  Water skiing, scuba fiving, snowmobiling, golf,
    hockey, X-country skiing, rollerblading,
    snowboarding, skateboarding, horseback riding