Stand in divers for Filmproduction

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    Stand in divers for Filmproduction

    Dear divers in Belgium,

    For the upcoming production of the Swedish/Norwegian/Belgian feature film "Breaking Surface" we are looking for 2 stand in / stunt divers.

    "Breaking Surface" is a survival drama about two sisters that suffer a dive accident during a winter dive in Lofoten, Norway.

    You should be between 168 and 180 cm in length with a slim athletic build.

    We are encouraging women and men equally to apply.

    Below is some more information about the film project, and what would be involved in working as a body double / stunt diver:

    1) All of the diving will be done in a controlled environment at the LITES waterstage in Vilvoorde (close to the Brussles airport).

    2) The water temperature will be 28C

    3) You will never dive deeper than 8m

    4) The shooting period is Jan 9th-30th M-F (2019)

    5) You would typically be required to be in the water for around 4h/day.

    6) The movie set will be english speaking, and key safety personel will be english, so you verbal english needs to be quite good.

    7) All of the diving will be in drysuit, so you would need to be a skilled/experienced drysuit diver. There will also be some drysuit free diving involved. (me may opt to hire a specialist free diver for some of the more difficult free diving sequences.)

    8) All the diving will be in full face masks from Ocean Reef.

    9) While some of the work will involve "just swiming around" and basic skills, most of the diving will be quite difficult.

    10) While performing some of the diving, you will have to act against what is typically considered "good diving". You will have to swim and move really fast, use lots of air, move underwater in a way to project fear, panic and duress. You will also need to perform very physical activities under water like lifting heavy rocks etc, and do this while projecting strength, power and absolute determination. You will also need to perform rapid descents head down, as well as free ascents, and you will need to simulate being trapped under a large rock under water. You will at all times be under close supervision from the dive supervisor and safety divers will be present at all times and safety will always be the first concern, but some of the diving will be quite challenging, and go against "good diving" practices.

    If you feel the above sounds like a fun and exciting challenge, and feel up to the physical and mental demands, please write us an e-mail with the following information:

    - Name and contact info.
    - Short description of your dive experience/certifications
    - Length and weight
    - one or two pictures of your self.

    Send the e-mail to: [email protected]

    Again, we are encouraging women and men equally to apply.

    All the best

    Joachim Hedén

    You start your topic with "dear divers in Belgium", however "Duikforum" is Dutch, altough we have a lot Belgium members here. The question I have, are you looking for a Belgium diver, or can anyone (providing willing and able) apply?
    Keep your head cool, keep it under water!