Watch: Stuntman Performs the Evolution of Movie Stunts

     November 28, 2016


We’ve seen too many “Evolution of Dance” videos to count, but the “Evolution of Movie Stunts” is far cooler.

Damien Walters is a British freerunner, former gymnast, and stunt performer who worked on films like Kick-Ass, Captain America: The First Avenger, Kingsman: The Secret Service, and next month’s Assassin’s Creed. With the help of Honda and All4, the on demand channel for Channel 4 in the U.K., he was able to channel all of his skills into portraying the evolution of stunts in films.

And the best part is, he does it all on a treadmill.

Walters begins with a mild jog, but the magic of wall and floor projections transforms his environment into the side of a building, a bar-room brawl, and the crop-duster scene Alfred Hitchcock’s North By Northwest. Then he threw in a ticking clock, some Matrix moves, and flames for good measure.

Watch the video below.

And, yes, those flames were very real. Walters posted a behind-the-scenes video from the fiery stunt in which he’s lit on fire by crew member with a torch.

Where’s the floor? Oh right there it is

A video posted by @damienwalters on


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