Roland Gotjé

Roland Gotjé

Dutch Dragons Entertainment
Cinematographer, Producer, Fight Director, Stunt Coordinator, Stunt Performer, Choreographer, Screenwriter, Storyboard Artist, Talent Scout, Prop Master and Underwater Cinematographer

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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March 2018
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About Roland

Dutch movie fighting specialist Roland Gotjé was born in 1970 in Amsterdam. He started practicing Martial Arts
(Trans Kung Fu, mainly based on the famous Bruce Lee style: Jeet-Kune-Do) at the age of 13. With an average of
4 hours training a day Martial Art became his lifestyle. Not only physically: mentally and spiritually as well. By the
age of 16 he taught Kung Fu lessons and at 18 he started competing in MMA matches. As MMA fighter, he was
known as White Dragon, the fighter with a smile. For Roland Martial Art is not about aggression but about
stretching your boundaries. You fight to become stronger and wiser, not to hurt someone, and always stay in
control of you fighting skills.
Since part of the Trans Kung Fu style is to keep developing yourself, Roland started to combine his hobby (making
movies) with his Martial Art. Roland has built his knowledge and trained his eye for detail on movie and stunt
fighting. Part of this knowledge consists in the fact that fight and action scenes need a different type of filming than
for instance roll plays. But not only do the cameramen need special skills, the choreography should also be tuned
to the camera. It became clear to Roland that although the base of his movie fighting was Kung Fu, movie fighting
and fighting in a match are two very different things. To simulate the realistic effect of a punch is a lot more difficult
than the natural movement when receiving an actual punch. And throwing a punch with explosiveness but without
actually hitting someone is an Art on its own as well. Even professional K1 or MMA fighters use muscles they did not know they had in a training in
movie fighting with Roland Gotjé. Nowadays Roland’s knowledge is so profound,he regularly discovers mistakes in the work of well-known action
specialists. For instance an illogical movement (not natural) or a punch that even if the other actor would not dodge could never be a hit because it
is too high. As a choreographer Roland creates fight scenes
movement by movement. He makes sure all actions are accurate
and logical.
He trains with both actors and crew and directs them on set during
the fight scenes. First of all to ensure the quality of these scenes.
However a nice side effect is that time on set is a lot more effective.

Unique traits: Quality Movie Fighting (as performer and trainer) & Fight Scene Doctor (consultant on set or in Post!) email for more info

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