This insightful behind-the-scenes documentary by Amanda Micheli, follows then up-and-coming stunt performer and actor Zoe Bell as she works hard to make her mark in Hollywood.
The documentary covers Zoe Bell’s early career in New Zealand as Lucy Lawless’ stunt double on the popular TV series Xena: Warrior Princess (1995–2001) to her arrival in LA and breakout work in Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill series as Uma Thurman’s stunt double.
This award-winning film gives a compelling and personal glimpse into the life of a stunt performer. Told from several points of view, the film chiefly centers around a multi-generational celebration of the craft between Zoe Bell and legendary Wonder Woman stunt double Jeannie Epper. Epper takes Bell under her wing and opens her house and family to Bell (many of whom are also stunt performers) as she transitions into feature films in the United States. Their relationship is touching and you see first hand the struggles that these woman have endured in a tight-knit industry.
There’s plenty of great stunt scenes and explanations on the process. Plus interviews with the likes of Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino and more. Check it out.