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Overview (3)

Born in Barrie, Ontario, Canada
Nickname Chunky
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

A seasoned 1st AD with over 25 years of international film experience. From major international studio films and television series, wildlife docs, and live opera productions. Huge action films, on and underwater, wild animals, exotic locals and children are where Greg is most at home on-set. After shooting the feature "Oka" in the Central African Republic with Ba'aka pygmies, forest elephants, gorillas and highly venomous snakes, Greg stayed on there for another 2 1/2 years working in the forest and amongst his friends, the Ba'aka until civil war forced him to leave. He will return one day.

Very experienced shooting throughout Canada with specialized training and experience in high mountains, forests and jungle terrain and over 1000 hours on and below the water, with all manner of heavy equipment operating and very experienced with high and low tech film gear.

International experience from the Peruvian Amazon, on and under the Beaufort Sea in the Canadian Arctic in both summer and winter conditions. and the isle of Guadeloupe in the French West Indies. California, Utah, France, Germany, Denmark, Indonesia, and Peru.

Central Africa specialist with 5 years working and living experience in Gabon, the Central African Republic and throughout the Congo basin.

Aerial shooting specialist working with fixed wing craft, helicopters, drones, jets, hot air balloon's and specialized camera mounts.

Five years as an exotic animal trainer working internationally on such films as "Electra" the Steven Spielberg produced mini-series, "Into The West", AND Director, Stewart Raffill's feature film "Survival Island" shot in the Bahamas, and hands on wrangling tiger sharks on "Into The Blue" with Jessica Alba and Paul Walker.

EXpro ski racer competing on international pro circuit.

A ex-professional stunt performer who doubled Jack Black on "Saving Silverman" and on "Nacho Libre" until he broke a handful of ribs and cracked his pelvis during a 65' high fall which encouraged him to retire from the big sandbox of fun.

Speaks a handful of languages and is multiculturally diverse in any scenario including conflict (war) zones.

Special Skills and Training

Unit Manager & 2ND Unit Director Experience. Extensive VFX, SPFX, Motion Control, and Prosthetics & Technical Equipment Experience. Extensive International Helicopter, Aerial & Drone Film Experience. International Mountaineering & Ice Climbing Experience. Professional Arctic Ice Road Builder & Heavy Equipment Operator / Team Leader (4 Season's). International Film & Fixer Experience Africa (Conflict Zones), Indonesia, Europe, Peru & USA. Transportation of Dangerous Goods Ticket. Wilderness First Responder Technician. Firearms Certificate. Motion Picture Safety for Supervisors. Red Cross Emergency Response Team Member. Emergency Social Services Training. Mental Health First Aid Certificate Opioid Overdose Response Training. Professional Stunt Performer. Advanced Negotiation & Safety Training. International Offshore Heavy Construction & Ship Experience. Certified Open Water Diver. Professional Exotic Animal Trainer..

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jessica Svengali

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