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Joe Golby

Fight Choreographer, Action Arranger, Utility Stunts

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Press & Media
"One crusader had his jaw split in two, his arm sliced off and an arrow through his neck before being finally finished off with a blow to the front of his skull... A bucketload of glorious dramatisations of Crusaders and Saracens going at it hammer and tongs while making ferocious "Aaaarh!!!" noises."



"The fights are beautifully choreographed"




"..
.Brings to life the men who fought at the Battle. With every sword slash comes a new insight."





"Magnificently
enjoyable historical series"


"
Having worked with some major Hollywood fight directors, it's little wonder that the level of physicality on display is of such a high level. With the momentum and continued action held up throughout as the cast members rally and hammer at each other with little held back, it brings a level of genuine excitement that is rare in dramatic theatre."


“...Trained to the Hilt ...There is no lack of energetic fighting and action-packed adventure here”



"...
Impressively choreographed
martial arts... Virtuoso fight scenes”


"The sword fights are compellingly staged, with frightening realism"


"The swordplay was captivating and well performed by all, a great credit to the fight director Joe Golby who played an absolutley wonderful Porthos."
 Industry References

"In pre-production Joe meticulously planned and tested each stunt while sourcing performers and weapons to fit our budget. On set his advice was invaluable, from knowing which angle or lens to best catch the action from, to rehearsing with the actors so that they felt confident and comfortable. Throughout all this his eye for safety never wavered and when plans did change he was quick to adapt and find solutions. Joe is also a highly likeable person; this added to his abundant talent made him the best man for the job"


Alan Jay: Co-Founder of IMDB.com and Film Producer


"Joe came with us to Morocco and choreographed all the fights for 'Crusaders: Back from the Dead'. He was a pleasure to deal with and his work was exemplary throughout. In a short time frame he produced a number of dramatic, varied and inventive sequences that really made the film come alive. I will definitely employ him again whenever I need an fight coordinator"


James Tovell: Producer & Director

(Channel 4, NatGeo, Discovery)


"Joe is extremely professional and a pleasure to work with. He had done his homework and came well-prepared
to our film -- a very talented Fight Coordinator."

Sloane U’Ren
: Art Director & Director
(Harry Potter, Batman Begins, Ali)


“Joe worked as an Actor and Stunt Specialist on a feature film I have just shot... The unique nature of the project resulted in Joe working under extremely trying and demanding circumstances whilst maintaining superlative production values. I never ceased to be impressed with Joe's talent and professional attitude throughout the entire shoot. He also kept an all important eye on Health and Safety at all times, a vital constraint that does sometimes get overlooked. Not only is Joe a dream to work with, he is a very gifted chap and I cannot recommend him highly enough."

Christopher Nicholson: Director & Writer
(BBC, ITV, SciFi Channel, Feature Films)

“Joe worked as the stunt choreographer on a film that was screened at the Cannes International Film Festival in May 2010. He worked extremely well with the actors offering his knowledge to aid them in portraying their character throughout the film. Joe was extremely patient and was more than happy to continuously walk-through all of the choreography in order to get it right for the crew and to ensure that the cast were comfortable.”

Jason Oxley: Cinematographer (ITV, Commercials: Nike, Disney, Discovery)