Actor, Director, Educator, Fight Choreographer (for 18 years). Durand choreographed over three hundred and fifty acts of violence or comedic mayhem, designed and built combat and related stunts for theatre and/or film. Durand earned a Master of Arts in Drama from San Francisco State University and is a member of SAG-AFTRA. He is an Unarmed and Edged Weapons specialist with certifications from SAFD and DAI. As an actor he has appeared in over 50 productions (stage) and has performed in over a dozen indie films. He has 9 directorial credits for stage and has coordinated violence etc. on over 35 films. Since 1998 he has served as the resident Fight Choreographer for African-American Shakespeare Co. and was the resident Fight Choreographer for Hillbarn Theatre Company for seven years. As an actor, he was a founding member of New City Theatre of Berkeley (in the '70s), an associate artist with Zona de Teatro in Santa Fe ('80s), and co-founder and Producing Artistic Director of Luminarias Theatre Co. in the '90s. As an educator, Mr. Garcia has taught acting and directed at St. John's College, the Mission Cultural Center, and New College of California. Currently he teaches Stage Combat courses at the Academy of Art University.
Unique traits: He has a keen eye for identifying talent in others.
Film (Mystery and Thriller) Stunts Persistent tragedy has befallen a small town. Will putting an end to a family's violent past stop the suffering? Only a night of reckoning in The Bend will tell.
Art School of Horrors
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Three Tutus and a Gun
Film (Drama and Thriller) Stunts Coming of age...with a gun.
Film (Short, Action, Drama and Fantasy) Stunts The story begins as Hero faces the possibility of giving up a lifetime of hopes and dreams. Financially bankrupt and emotionally alone Hero receives an invitation to audition for a world class theater company. After seeking out a highly esteemed audition coach. Hero suffers a humiliation set back. But through the bonds of friendship Hero rises to face this great challenge. Written by Anonymous
Film (Short, Action and Drama) Stunts When a routine prisoner transfer goes wrong, FBI agents Farah Nguyen and Aiden Mathews must find a way to track down Johnna Shaw before she gets away.
Film (Short and Drama) Stunts Coming Up is the story of two troubled teens and the caseworker who fights to keep them off the streets. Wei is a 17 year old brash boy who spends most of his time on basketball court. He is raised by his gang associated uncle Ed. Wei is a good friend of Jimmy who also likes to play ball. They are both good friend with a private school student Maggie. Casey is a counselor who has developed a trusting mentor ship with the boys. One day Wei and Jimmy get into a fight over Maggie. They're both hospitalized and hold grudge against each other. More violence is brewing. What's worse is the Wei's uncle Ed has gotten himself in some big trouble. Love and loss test the limits of the boys' friendship, and pose a challenge to their talented counselor, Casey. He puts everything on the line to help them see the future they're creating--but will it be enough? Written by Andrew
Video (Short, Crime, Drama and War) Stunts JT is a retired detective who meets with his ex-partner to discuss the interesting cases of the day. But his daughter and her boyfriend just back from Afghanistan, and a series of high-profile murders, turn JT's life completely inside out.
Three Swords and a Wedding
Film (Short, Action, Comedy and Fantasy) Stunts Rodrigo, a pirate and swordsman, invades the wedding of the noble Dom Juliano to save the bride (his former sweetheart) from a forced marriage. Rodrigo almost kills Dom Juliano but the Bride appears and claims she doesn't want to be saved. She does love Dom Juliano and wants Rodrigo out of her wedding. A fight of words and swords ensues while the two discuss their past relationship and their very different views of it. Written by Anonymous
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Video (Short, Action and Thriller) Stunts Running for her life, a woman is chased by a knife wielding man, with nowhere to go but up.
King of England
Film (Short, Action, Drama and Fantasy) Stunts Led by their guide, a group of soldiers are forced to make camp in a forest rumored to be haunted by a vengeful pagan spirit. As day breaks, the soldiers' worst nightmare comes to pass, and they are caught in the middle of a deadly feud between a dead king, and the man who betrayed him. Written by Anonymous
Film (Short, Crime and Drama) Stunts A crime committed in the past cast a long shadow on the future of a boy. Now it's time to face the truth.
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The High School Variations #1: Mike Fights a Bully
Film (Short) Stunts High School Variations follows the story of Mike, a 17 year old kid navigating his way through a maze of events in school. Through the day, Mike seeks advice in friends and neighbors, all in his quest to avoid responsibilities in class and with his parents. The story escalates when Mike chooses to confront his difficulties, learning that the best way to overcome what tests you is to stand up to it face to face. Written by Anonymous
Television (Action) Miscellaneous Crew Absurd Fights is a web series all about comedic, yet incredible, fight scenes. Each episode delivers a new location with two opponents pitted against each other: one with conventional weapons, and the other with something absurd such as toys, duct tape, or appliances. What ensues is a strangely practical fighting use for the absurd weapons. Written by Andrew
Film (Short and Drama) Stunts Dylan, Adam and Sam venture back to their elementary school on their BMX bikes. Dylan, particularly moved by his memories of handball, does what he can to get his two friends to play with him- with varying success. When another boy asks to join, the boys refuse and the real games begin! Written by Isaac Ergas
San Francisco State University