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Erol is highly qualified in Health & Safety Management for Film & TV. With 100+ credits and over 22 years of experience in a variety of productions around the world and is a full member of Equity.

A Fight Coordinator - Stunt Performer with a passion to create and develop effective and safe fight action scenes. As an ex-London Firefighter, able to deal with highly intense situations.

My history includes a vast amount of work as a Fight Coordinator and Stunt Performer. I was an instructor at The Action Academy, teaching different styles of combat, helping people understand the many considerations and variables of a fight scene.

SAFETY FIRST…
I have been part of the ongoing development and changes in health and safety for over 22 years, in the workplace and for productions. Understanding the moral, legal and economic responsibilities involved in a world where there is always an element of risk.

SCRIPT BREAKDOWNS AND RISK ASSESSMENTS…
I can do script breakdowns, risk assessments and create a budget for a fight action scene. Taking into consideration locations, sets, props and the capabilities of those involved. Making ample time for rehearsals and monitoring safety.

BEING PART OF A TEAM…
Whilst working in the UK and abroad, I have built my knowledge and developed different skillsets within the industry. Learning about the many aspects of a production and building relationships with those involved.

SUPPORT AND EXPERTISE
I enjoy guiding and supporting those who are involved in a fight scene, building their confidence and bringing out the best in them in a safe environment. Creating a controlled, monitored and adaptable routine to suit all. Supporting actors and the whole production team.

References are available.

**CERTIFIED IN CORONAVIRUS AWARENESS ON PRODUCTION TRAINING**

Languages Spoken: English

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Credits

Production Type Year Role
No Time to Die Film 2020 Stunts
The Batman Film 2020 Stunts
Gangs of London TV 2020 Stunts
Venom 2 TV 2020 Stunts

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'The Coronavirus and the TV & Film industry' by Erol Mehmet

Medical staff around the world are superheroes fighting the Coronavirus. Globally, we are beginning to win the battle and our lives are starting to return to the new normal. Cinemas are due to reopen this month in the UK, cobwebs will be removed from the camera rolls and the popcorn machine will start popping once more.

Health and safety will be at an all-time high in movie theatres and it will be the hottest topic in production meetings. After all, the film company owners and the Producers are the first port of call that are accountable for accidents and some illnesses (due to negligence).

**There’s been no lights, no camera and no action for months…**

The Coronavirus bought TV and film production to its knees back in March, the cameras stopped rolling, film production companies and actors retreated to their homes.

Some battened down the hatches, others turned to online platforms such as Tik Tok to keep in touch with their fans and followers. Favourite shows did reruns and golden oldies graced our TV screens once more.

**The rich and famous aren’t immune to the virus***

The deadly virus isn’t prejudiced, it’s a cruel, invisible disease and even the rich and famous don’t get special treatment. At the end of March Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson revealed that they had contracted the virus whilst working in Australia on an unnamed movie. Thankfully they both made a full recovery and Tom Hanks is now in the news reiterating to everyone how important it is to wear face coverings because of the virus.
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https://www.thefightcoordinator.co.uk/post/the-coronavirus-and-the-tv-film-industry

'Swordsmanship - touche!' by Erol Mehmet

On the battlefield, the value of swordsmanship diminished after the introduction of firearms. However, in the acting and stunt world, swordsmanship is a valuable asset and there have been many great movies with impressive sword fighting scenes. 

On the big screen, the tv and online we can watch fights and battle scenes that have been choreographed and performed to such an impressive standard that they keep audiences all over the world on the edge of their seats.

Movies such as:

**Kill Bill

**Fearless

**Crouching tiger, hidden dragon

**Blade

**300

Choreographing a sword-fighting scene involves different elements. The aim, distance, energy, timing and strength. Awareness of those around you, ability, reactions, camera angle, setting and type of weapon being used.

Through the ages, swords have had a varying degree of differences relating to hit/crossguard/grip and pommel designs. The first-ever sword was made of ancient copper dating back to 3,300 BC.

In 2000 BC the ancient Egyptians used a Khopesh, in 1000 BC a Greek foot soldier would use an Xphos and in 300 BC the Roman gladiators used a sword called a gladius.

The Celtic, Samurai, Cruciform, Long & Great and Side swords came AD. As did the Rapier, Cutlass, Smallsword, Sabre and Dress/Ceremonial. Current day, we use the Foil, Epee and Sabre. Of course, magical, mystical and fantasy weapons have been created, all adding to the excitement of a battle scene.
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE:
https://www.thefightcoordinator.co.uk/post/swordsmanship-touche