Asylum Stunts was co-founded by Brian Connelly, Jeff Kehoe, Laurie McNeilly, and Domingo Rodriguez, all originally of the Chicago Stunt Team, run by John Hicks Pearce. Asylum was developed with the needs of non-equity projects in mind, so that smaller productions could have access to professional-quality stunt performers and stunt training.
We have since expanded to music videos, motion capture, and almost any venture where stunt performers/effects can be used. In addition we offer our services to the feature film, indie film, music video, stage, and motion capture markets in the Midwest. Our Focus and Mission is to maintain a group of stunt professionals who train actors, gymnasts, dancers, and athletes safe falling and stunt action techniques that would be utilized on stage and for TV/Film.
In June 2016 Brian Connelly relocated to Arizona to start up Asylum Stunts Southwest and has been a guest instructor at Arizona State University, Artesia Arts Council, and currently offers ongoing stunt training sessions at Desert Devils Gymnastics in Mesa, Arizona.