Rachid de Wind is a dear friend of mine, and asked me if I want to answer some questions for his own blog. I couldn't resist of course. He is an amazing artist, he can captures the right emotions through his lens. Here is just a piece of his interview with me.
Who are you and what is it that you do?
My name is Nick Roeten and I'm a twenty-six year old professional stunt performer that mainly works for Stunt Team Hammy de Beukelaer, for motion pictures, TV series, live shows and many more.
How did you get into this?
I rolled into this business, let me explain what I mean by that. When I was young little boy I trained a lot of martial arts (Karate & Judo). Even to this day I use all my techniques I've learned around 20 years ago. I was around sixteen years when I came in contact with tricking (Extreme Martial Arts), it is an extension of my interest from my past. Due to this amazing sport I got in contact with so many different people. And one thing let to another, I met the right person that trusted me enough to put me in front of a camera as a stunt performer.
What do you bring to the table that others don’t?
This is a hard question. But if I look at myself and what I have done. I think I can say I am a really diverse stunt performer. What I mean by that is that I can do a lot of different stunts and not only one thing. One project you need me for high falls and next project you can use me for an intense fight scene or a car hit. One thing what....