The Menkoff Method

Cast & Crew Bio's

Colin Wang

Chan Griffin

Chan Griffin helped many of the other cast members preparing for their fight scenes. And while he helped others perfect their stunts, Chan was working with stunt co-ordinator Reg Roordink and the stunt team to create some spectacular stunts for himself. These included being lowered onto a roof by parachute while firing a machine gun and doing backward somersaults through a closed door.

Chan admits that the back flip through the door was the most challenging with a narrow margin for error. “The first take was the first time we actually did it and it didn’t go well. I got stuck halfway in the door and was just hanging there like a seesaw,” Chan laughs at the memory. “

For Chan the martial arts aren’t just about the physical. They are about the spiritual. “The martial arts have guided me into becoming a better person.  There is a connection between the mind, body and spirit. It is a whole and they need to be in synch. That helps you pull off the stunts. You need to be able to believe in yourself.”