Highly Skilled, Trained and SAFE!
Training - Consultancy - Talent Agency - Armourer - Fight Choreography - Stunts - Action Coordination - Safety Officer.
Founder | Managing Director
Shaun was a career soldier with fifteen years in the Australian Army both as a Corporal Combat Engineer and as a Lieutenant Infantry Platoon Commander.
Deployments included Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Operations.
Other roles after leaving Army included Operations Manager, Safety Officer, Training Manager, Shotfirer in Open Cut Coal Mines (which solely involved large explosives works), Business Chamber Vice President.
After a year of Stunt training on the Gold Coast, Australia and Hollywood, Shaun was employed as an Instructor and Safety Officer at the Australian Stunt Academy.
Shaun created Extra Specialists in Feb 2017 after being in a number of films and seeing a way to utilise Veteran's skills and save production costs.
Shaun is a Technical Member of the Institute of Explosive Engineers and a Member of both the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Institute of Project Managers.
Luke Gillam began his career in the entertainment industry in 2017. After transitioning from an extensive military career, he went on to complete several professional stunt courses and was later employed as an Instructor at the Australian Stunt Academy.
Luke is the founding director of Extra Specialists Stunts, which provides performers with the necessary skills required to safely conduct action sequences for film.
Luke is dedicated to improving the safety standards of high risk acts within the entertainment industry, in conjunction with the Australian High Risk Entertainment Alliance (ARHEA).
Luke served for 8 years as a Rifleman in 41st RNSWR and 5th Royal Australian Regiment with deployments to the Solomon Islands and Afghanistan.
Weapons & Military Skills Instructor | Author
Served 11 years with the Royal Australian Regiment. discharging at the rank of Sergeant whilst still within the Infantry role in 2009.
Peter's service had multiple deployments to East Timor in 99 / 02 / 06 including the Covenant INTERFET campaign and also CHOGM. Pete's instructor postings included Kapooka and ARTC both some of the highest levels of instructional professionalism within the ADF.
Since leaving the military Peter has forged a career in acting finding himself on multiple roles as an extra or lead Actor or working as part of a crew, participating in such films as High Rollers, Escape and Evasion, Occupation 1 and 2, Kong Vs Godzilla. Dora the explorer. AOTCP, Strangeville, Life goes on and many more.
Peter has also received credits as a Military Advisor Costumes and third AD in multiple films within the Queensland film community.
He is respected and trusted by high level production teams to bring his wealth of knowledge to any military type production.
Peter is dedicated to both the veteran and film communities. He brings a unique perspective on bringing together both these worlds and his vast experience within. His passion and his knowledge shine through within his leadership and instructional style.
Owner and operator of The Rifleman's Armoury, Dan is an ex infantry section commander, and has served in Timor, Iraq, and Afghanistan with the 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment.
Dan entered the Australian film industry in 2014. After working on a number of feature films and documentaries as a military advisor, Dan felt that what the industry needed was film armourers with significant real world weapons handling experience.
The Infantryman's profession is weapons handling. That kind of experience, built over years of training and operations overseas, can't be replicated in the civilian world.
In 2018, The Rifleman's Armoury was established.
We deliver a professional service, by veterans who have spent years safely handling weapons in high stress environments. As well as a licensed film armourer, Dan is also a licensed firearms instructor.
Chris Bridgewater brings with him the experience of a12 year career in the security industry both armed CIT and crowd control.
Along with the security background Chris has an extensive background of 26 years in various styles of martial arts. With a professional fighting career spanning ten years and two continents and well over 150 fights to his name, Chris took the step from professional combat to the film industry in 2010.
Working as a fight choreographer and actor since the beginning of his film career, Chris added the craft of stunts to his name in 2017 when he obtained his MEAA grading as a stunt performer.
To date Chris has performer credits on Danger Close: Battle of Long Tan, Tidelands, Reef Break and many more. As a choreographer Chris has assisted in the action of ABC’s Harrow, Tidelands and has also choreographed fights and action for MadLane Productions: We Were Tomorrow, Bellum Terram Productions: Final Round, Jilted Films: The Legacy just to name a few.
With 19yrs experience in the security industry, Corey has provided professional services both on a national and international level within a diverse spectrum of the security sector. Mainly focusing his attention and skills on Close Personal Protection and the Security Weapons training space.
Corey has previous experience within the emergency response environment as was assigned Team Leader and Trainer for the Emergency Response Team within the Offshore Detention Centre in Nauru 2013.
His core focus was Public Order Management (Riot Operations), Close Personal Protection (CPP), High Risk Detainee Escorts, Medivac Escorts (Air and Land) while maintaining general day to day operational duties.
Corey has deployed to many countries for CPP operations.