Keir Beck is one of the world’s most in-demand stunt riggers and co-ordinators. His rigs have safely delivered some of 21st-century cinema’s most iconic stunt sequences, including the gravity-defying martial arts of The Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions and Casino Royale’s ‘crane jump’, voted the best stunt in the history of the 007 franchise.
Most recently, Keir served as action unit stunt co-ordinator on Mad Max Fury Road, working in Namibia under director George Miller. He brings to Flyworx 16 years of film industry stunt rigging and more than a decade of adventure sports and mountain climbing experience. In addition to his production work, Keir has been commissioned by the directors of The Matrix trilogy and producers of the upcoming James Bond film to conduct specialised rigging R&D to create never-before-scene movie stunt sequences. Keir’s production experience covers live stage shows, theatre and television, through to blockbuster films including Superman Returns, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and Ghost Rider.
His work on Casino Royale received a Taurus World Stunt Award (the stunt Oscars) for Best High Work. He again won Best High Work for the telekinesis thriller Push, plus a nomination for Hardest Hit. Keir is the owner and director of Inmotion Rigging, a specialist rigging company established 13 years, and CEO at the National Academy of Stunt Action & Rigging (NASAR™) and the AP8 stunt academy, all based on the Gold Coast. Select additional film credits as stunt performer and rigger include: The Wolverine, The Chronicles of Narnia 2 and 3, San Andreas, Max Steel, Jupiter Ascending and House of Wax.
Flyworx co-creative director Tammy Zarb is one of Australia's most accomplished aerialists and aerial choreographers. Her professional dance career includes 20 years of international performance, comprising live stage shows, TV appearances and casino showroom productions.As an aerialist, Tammy has featured for AntiGravity, a New York and Orlando-based entertainment brand that supplies aerial performance for global-scale events including the Olympic Games, Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows, the VMA and BET Awards and stadium and arena-scale pop concerts.Tammy has collaborated and studied with groundbreaking aerial designers and choreographers including Dreya Weber (aerial designer to P!nk, Cher, Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Katy Perry and Britney Spears), Christopher Harrison, Foy Flying (Las Vegas) C5 Flying (Chicago) and Darcy Grant (Circa), and has been scouted by Cirque Du Soleil.
Her personal career highlights include performing a half-time show at the NFL Superbowl (for one of US television’s largest audiences) and as featured aerial soloist at Miami Beach’s Versace Mansion and Dreamcast Productions’ touring ‘Cirque Extravaganza’ Taganai. At corporate and gala events, Tammy has performed and soloed for celebrity audiences including John Travolta, Carmen Electra, Donald Trump and William H. Macy. In 2007, Tammy co-founded Orlando Aerial Arts, an aerial training school that mentored performers for, among others, Walt Disney World and other properties in the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts organization.Tammy is currently artistic director of the Gold Coast’s leading aerial school, Industry Aerial Arts, where she brings an international flair to Australian aerial performance.
As an artistic director and mentor, Tammy’s students have gone on to win roles with Cirque Du Soleil, Cavalia, Cirque De La Mer and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, and gained entry to the renowned cirque institute Ecole Nationale de Cirque.
Photography courtesy of Micheal Roughan
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