Los Angeles, CA, April 02, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- In a recent interview, Chris Brewster spoke about how being a stuntman and working in the martial arts have similarities that go beyond the obvious of requiring body sense and air awareness coordination, strength and stamina, at times he is stunt doubling in scenes non stop for 16 hours a day or more. Other important qualities according to Brewster, and every martial artist and in this case, stuntman are the qualities of respect, discipline and humility. It is stated on his website, www.ninjabrewski.com, how completely humbled and honored he is that Charlie Cox, aka Matt Murdock, “Daredevil” has mentioned him in interviews. He simply stated, “he is an awesome guy!” Brewster conveyed he is having the time of his life and is humbled he is able to do what he loves and make a living doing so. He stated, “Everyday I get to work with my best friends and we get to create an awesome fantasy world.”
Brewster started studying the martial arts at age four, by age 12 he was a Black Belt traveling the world, competing and performing. He received World Titles for his competitive work in the martial arts in the United States, Bermuda, Russia and Austria. He had joined Matt Mullins and Craig Henningson on Team Sideswipe, a martial arts based performance team that traveled throughout the United States performing with their combination of martial arts moves, aerodynamics, and gymnastics at half time shows, corporate events and in television commercials. This according to Brewster is how he made his way to Hollywood. Brewster states, “performing as a stuntman and as a stunt double in television and film, I quickly learned that this is the dream job for me.”
For the last twelve years, Brewster has been working as a stuntman and at times a stunt coordinator or fight choreographer, currently doubling “Daredevil.” He stated, “It’s only the best Marvel comic of all time!” He has also fought on Iron Man, battled on Thor, and has performed on “Bones”, “Wonder Woman”, and yes, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” He recently filmed a few episodes on “Teen Wolf” and has forthcoming productions in his future. He has stunt coordinated as well, and will be the stunt coordinator for the “Peace, Love, Unity Dance Troupe” television series debuting sometime later this spring. He was a fight coordinator on “Castle” and an assistant fight choreographer on “Thor: The Dark World.” He is no stranger to portraying Marvel superheroes and has over 100 television and film credits to his name. Brewster commented on how a “superhero” trains, “every single day martial arts, gymnastics, parkour, and overall fitness training.” He continued, “Since I have been doing a lot of superhero roles over the past five years, I’ve been training in a 15 pound weighted shirt and weighted shorts, so I can stay agile in any kind of costume.”
Brewster wants to inspire others to pursue their passions. He stated, “my advice to everyone in the world is to find what you love and do it. Give it 100% and find a way to make that your career. If you truly love what you do, it doesn’t feel like work.” The best advice he ever received from his dad was when Brewster was young and asked his father, “how is a person supposed to know what career they are supposed to have?” His father’s response, “take money out of the equation. If you never needed a dollar for the rest of your life, what would you do?” His father according to Brewster continued, “He said figure that out, and then find your way to a career.” Fatherly advice led to Brewster’s progression toward his career, starting as a child with a love of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Jackie Chan, and martial arts training and now a stuntman, stunt and fight choreographer in Hollywood, portraying often times, superheros.
Reflecting the humility and respect found in martial arts, Brewster concluded, “What my dad has done for me, I want to do for others. I’m trying to motivate everyone in the world to follow their dreams, so that they live a happy and healthy lifestyle and just enjoy life.” He concluded, “For me it was finding the martial arts, for others it can be most anything. I want people to find their inspiration and passion. I am just a happy man who gets to emulate superheros and I just want to give back and encourage people to find theirs.”
News story provided by Lisa Pellegrene, Media Relations contact. Ms. Pellegrene is also a film and television producer/director/actress, as well as a social justice and animal advocate based in the Los Angeles area. She is the Director and the Creative Executive of “Peace, Love, Unity, Dance Troupe,” a series debuting this spring. She is an advocate and part of positive change for human and animals, based upon exercising love, compassion and respect for all, and of supporting one another through productive positive, encouragement, promoting love and unity.