I am an LA and internationally experienced Stunt/Fight/Weapons Coordinator, 2nd Unit Director and Producer. I recently relocated back to my home state of Maine from LA.
I'm also an experienced, Producer and Writer.... I don't mean "writer" like every waiter in LA is a writer... I actually have 15 published plays that have been produced all over the country (one show went up last year in Turkey!) I've written four screen plays (two of them are bought and paid for... yes... actually sold). I have experience writing television commercials and radio jingles.
Please visit: www.marshallbedell.com for more details and my writing resume.
You can find my other credentials here:
As for my TV experience, I've worked as stunts or special abilities on:
ALIAS, CROSSING JORDAN, E-RING, 24, WILL & GRACE, ER, JAG, WEST WING, WHO WANTS TO MARRY MY DAD and many other shows.
I was a Blood FX, Stunt and Weapons Consultant for TLC's "MOSTLY TRUE STORIES, I was an on screen stunt/weapons expert for SPIKE TV's "MURDERER" and HISTORY's "NO JAIL CAN HOLD ME". I was a battle scene consultant for HISTORY's "GOD vs SATAN". I was Master Carpenter and On Set Dresser for BET's "REMIXED", I recently was the Stunt and FX Coordinator for the internet reality show ZOMBIE NATION, I am the Master puppeteer and Suit performer for the on-going children's Home DVD series, WHEELS ON THE BUS and I starred in the American Optometric Association's Internet Television Production of WISE EYES as "Dr. Seebetter". Additionally... I tested stunts for NBC/Universal's FEAR FACTOR. Currently I'm the Art Director for a National Geographic Documentary.
As a Producer I run a very creative crew. I can run most HD and HDV cameras, I can Grip, Gaff, Light, Run monitors, I know how to wire up virtually anything, I have an open and working relationship with the Maine Film Commission, I can scout and obtain locations... basically I can do every job that is associated with production... this makes me even better suited to run a crew in that I know what it is I'm asking them to do.
The bulk of my experience is as Stunt Coordinator/2nd Unit Director. I've coordinated some award winning independents, and some Sci-Fi, Lifetime and Showtime channel flicks. I'm the only Stunt Coordinator who is recommended by the Maine Film Commission and I'm the only certified Fight Director in Maine.
I'm also an FX Coordinator... I can handle any blood/gore fx, practical rigs and blood hits (not squibs... but blood hits... the low budget squib) and many other fx.
I'm also a skilled and experienced Weapons Master. I'm the only Weapons Coordinator recommended by the Maine Film Commission. I can provide firearms, swords, fantasy laser guns... all weapons from any period. I can not only provide the weapons but also instruction on how they are used.
I also have experience as an Art Director, On-Set-Dresser and I'm an expert at shooting green screen and green screen plates. As a Producer, I can speak the language of all Departments. I know how long things really take because I've done it.
I have access to state of the art cameras, equipment and production crew here in Maine and also Michigan, Maryland, Washington State, Florida,. Oklahoma and of course Los Angeles. I have contacts who have contacts literally all over the world. If you ever need a crew in Timbuktu... I can have it there with just a few phone calls.
Ride Hard, Fall Soft, Fight Safe!
Equipment / Gear / Software
Firearms, Swords, Crash Mats, Body padding, Wire Rigs... I have nearly everything needed for Stunts, Fights and Weapons work and what I don't have I have access to.