Michael R. Long is a stuntman, stunt coordinator, and DGA second-unit director with over 25 years of experience in the L.A. and New York film, TV, and commercial stunt industry. Michael is widely known and respected in the stunt community, and has been known to be particularly helpful to young people starting out as stunt professionals. He also enjoys working with actors, teaching them the stunt skills they need to become better action performers. Due to his outstanding safety record, Michael is frequently requested by film completion bond companies. Michael is an active stunt performer today himself, working recently on such films as "Green Lantern," "Columbiana," and "Red" in addition to his work as a stunt coordinator.
Shelby Swatek Facility Director and Lead Instructor
Shelby playing Calamity Jane for a barroom brawl on "Doc West"
Shelby and Dana Hee as Stunt Nuns on Jackie Chan's "The Spy Next Door"
Shelby doubling actress Jane Alexander on "Terminator Salvation"
Shelby Swatek started working as a stunt player while living in New York, and broke into the industry doing ND stunts on a number of big-budget shows. After a few years as a New York local, Shelby decided to pursue stunt training in L.A., where she gained stunt skills at backyard workouts and had the chance to double for leading actresses including Mira Sorvino and Mariel Hemingway. In the late 90s, when L.A. stunt jobs became scarce due to "runaway production," Shelby left the business and turned her focus to working as a marketing copywriter and editor for high-tech companies. A graduate of Bryn Mawr College with a B.A. in English, Shelby also worked full-time as a teacher for several years before returning to the stunt business in 2008. Recently she did a 5-story ratchet, a 50-foot drop, and 14 squibs on "Terminator 4," sold out when she got knocked down by Seth Rogen on "Observe and Report," and chased down Nicholas Cage in a Bronco in "Drive Angry." She is pleased to find herself back in the stunt business.