Kurt Mattila

Kurt Mattila is the director of the award-winning documentary, Stuntman, which is executive produced by Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia. The gripping doc details the journey of famed stuntman Eddie Braun as he embarks on his quest to recreate the famous Snake River Canyon jump, originally attempted by daredevil Evel Knievel. Stuntman won the Audience Award at the Los Angeles Film Festival and is now streaming on Disney+. A graduate of RISD, Kurt got his start directing the famed precog sequences for Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report. He recently helmed a companion piece for the third chapter in the How to Train Your Dragon trilogy. The Hidden World was the first virtual reality film for Universal and DreamWorks and was nominated for a PGA Award, as well as winning a Lumieres Award. (Photo by Alona Forsythe, courtesy Disney+.)


Stuntman: A Ghost Story

By Kurt Mattila | October 5, 2021

Stuntman: A Ghost Story

Director Kurt Mattila shares the remarkable story behind the making (and releasing) of his documentary on daredevil stunt performer Eddie Braun.