Nick McKinless
 
 

F I L M M A K E R

SECOND UNIT AND ACTION DIRECTOR

STUNT COORDINATOR

 
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W O R K

DIRECTING

ACTION DIRECTING

STUNTS

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S E L E C T E D

 

 “I have worked with some of the finest and most respected and talented people in stage and film. One such person, worthy of particular note is Nick McKinless. Nick’s boundless energy for creativity, his cinematographic flair and vision, makes me believe that Nick is very much the next big thing to happen in the world of action directing. It is my absolute pleasure to call him a colleague, a friend and I shall always look forward to working with Nick as he takes more and more responsibility for the direction of motion pictures.”

RALPH FIENNES

Oscar Nominated Actor / Director / Producer

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 A B O U T

Nick McKinless has been involved in the entertainment industry since his early 20’s. Starting out as a live performer, he soon entered the world of film and television as a Stuntman. During this time he worked on the biggest movies ever made and used this experience in film and TV as his film making school to understand and learn from every department in the business. "Action might be my thing but I'm a geek for cinema and visual storytelling.

I grew up on American cinema from the 60's, 70's and 80's and it's filmmakers like Kubrick, Eastwood, Scorsese, Spielberg, Friedkin, the Scott brothers and later Cameron, Tarantino, Fincher and Nolan that have shaped my cinematic journey. As a Director he is making a name for himself with gritty story lines, in all media avenues, that aim to emotionally connect with the audience, whilst underlining a unique, slick, perspective on the action genre.

"I really like subtle, clever, almost subdued action. It’s actually quite easy to do the big, flashy stuff to make a visual impact rather than create something that works for the story. Anyone can think up an action sequence but having it enhance the story is the real art. For me that’s the beauty of a set piece when done right. You get to use all the tools including special FX, Visual FX, stunts and editing to get the right message across for the narrative.

His short film FAITH won multiple Official Selections around the world and won for BEST ACTION SEQUENCE and BEST SHORT FILM in Los Angeles and won the SHOWCASE AWARD in Lucerne. R. Rodrigeuz also picked up the film for his EL REY NETWORK showcasing it on THE ACTION EDITION. Nick directs music videos, 2nd unit and action units on features and commercials and is developing a multitude of projects for theatrical and on demand.

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“Nick has a great eye for staging fights and complex stunts and is obviously a fantastic performer. The mix of pacing, humour and brutality in his short "Faith" really impresses. and I look forward to whatever he does next”

Scott Adkins

Actor: Doctor Strange, American Assassin, Criminal

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A W A R D W I N N I N G A C T I O N

 
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