Hollywood Stuntworks is a Los Angeles based husband & wife owned company with expertise in every stunt category known to Hollywood. We know stunts because we've done them ourselves, and that's where our paths first crossed...
Stunts & Managing Partner
Austin, STUNTWORKS co-owner, was in the right place at the right time flying co-pilot on a Huey-Bell 205 helicopter when she was drafted into a role on the hit series Tour of Duty. Back on the ground, Austin’s stunt career quickly progressed to see her exclusively driving in car commercials at close proximity to aircraft.
Austin became known in the industry for taking on stunts no one else would do. That led to a call from producers to do a high fall on Skyscraper, a low-budget film starring the late Anna Nicole Smith. The rigger for the stunt, a 650-foot descender that ended with Austin smashing through a glass window, was Kurt Lott.
Lott’s character, meanwhile, was scripted to fall 650 feet and smash into a car parked on the street. Working together on-set, the now-married business partners like to joke they fell hard for each other.
Two decades later, Austin has countless stunt performances to her credit on productions ranging from Star Trek: Insurrection to FX’s Justified to Naked Gun 2 1/2 and 33 and 1/3. While the Skyscraper descender is one of her most memorable, Austin's reputation in the community also includes fire. Not many female stunt performers have taken the same heat.
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Stunt Coordinator, Stunts, Actor
In the stunt world, it’s more than just who you know — it’s how you know them.
Lott has a reputation throughout the entertainment industry extending from Hollywood studios to film sets around the world as experienced from the ground up. When he signs on as stunt coordinator, insurance companies consider him a desired liability. Having set up and performed simple-to-extreme stunts, his safety record after more than two decades in the industry remains 100 percent. That’s no accident.
Lott is a member of SAG/AFTRA, member of Stuntmen’s Association of Motion Pictures, co-owner and CEO of Hollywood Stuntworks, inventor of FIREGEL and NAKEDGEL stuntgels.
Lott grew up doing extreme sports so by the time Lott walked on set, he was ready for anything having had experience hang gliding, scuba diving, driving motocross, desert racing, drag racing (motorcycle and car), horses, and an engineering background. All of which was a natural transition into stunt work. Some of the most extreme stunts such as high falls, descender falls, car and motorcycle crashes, and being burned alive, were a piece of cake.
He was the right fit for the job and quickly transitioned to being a full-time stuntman. Now, Lott has gone on to coordinate, rig and perform stunts in blockbusters ranging from Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides to Divergent to Titanic. He also holds the distinction of being the double who gets kicked out of a window in the action sequence at the end of Rush Hour 2 — a 170-foot fall onto the roof of a taxi. Even Jackie Chan asked, how did you do that?
Lott’s experience as an actor, double, head rigger, assistant coordinator and coordinator on TV series and features of all budget ranges has taught him that there’s no such thing as problems in stunts. There are only solutions. In fact, when Lott saw the need in the industry, he developed the patented formula for the company’s patented FIREGEL.
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