Robert Alonzo’s journey through the film business began early on in the city of Angels. He started with his passion of animation at age six, when he began drawing flip pages of his favorite cartoons. He continued this until he was ultimately introduced to an obsession of martial arts that would last a lifetime. He first began his training with his brother at a very young age and earned black belts in Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido with Grandmaster Jun Chong. But Robert’s devotion to martial arts was constantly fueled by the hunger for knowledge in all styles.This approach led him to train in multiple disciplines and to compete and excel in various international martial arts competitions.
Although Robert’s dedication to martial arts was self evident, his childhood dreams of film making continued with an academic scholarship to Loyola Marymount University, where he earned his BA degree in Studio Arts and Communication Studies, while minoring in Animation and Business Marketing. This is where Robert trained under Dan McLaughlin and made his first hand drawn animated senior thesis film titled the “The Dive of Life”. Upon graduation, Robert dabbled in the commercial world as a Junior Art Director at Envision Group, but ultimately his love for martial arts and film came calling and led him to become a stunt performer.
Robert has accumulated over 200 credits in film, television, commercials, and music videos and worked extensively and repeatedly with A-list talent both in front and behind the camera. This who’s who list includes Tom Cruise, Will Smith, Dwayne Johnson, Mark Wahlberg, Jeremy Renner, Joel Edgerton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Noomi Rapace, Milla Jovovich, Morgan Freeman, Taraji P. Henson, David Oyelowo, Chris Pine, Charlize Theron, Josh Brolin, Cameron Diaz, Jason Momoa, Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, Arnold Schwarzeneggar, Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams, Doug Liman, Jospeh Kosinski, Chris McQuarrie, Tim Miller, Brad Bird, Albert Hughes, and David Ayer.
Bringing with him an extensive international resume as a Stunt Performer, Fight Choreographer, Stunt Coordinator and Action/2nd Unit Director, Robert combines his creative storytelling ability with his wide array of live action filmmaking techniques, coupled with his broad knowledge of today’s use of visual/special effects to provide unforgettable action that spans a variety of genres. His 2nd Unit directing credits include OBLIVION, TOMORROWLAND, DEADPOOL, PROUD MARY, BRIGHT, BRAVEN, and ALPHA. Also, at Brad Bird’s request, he worked closely with the storyboard artists and animators of the highly anticipated Disney Pixar’s release of INCREDIBLES 2 to help formulate character driven action that displays the physics of live action filmmaking.
Robert is currently in development for his directorial debut of PALE HORSES, written by Chad St. John, packaged by UTA and Mike Esola’s Fiction Riot. He is also developing a psychological thriller as writer/director of a feature film titled THE GEMINI STRAIN.
Recipient – 2016 MTV Movie Awards – Best Fight: Ajax vs. Deadpool
Nominated – 2012 MTV Movie Awards – Best Fight: Ethan Hunt vs. Kurt Hendricks
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL
Nominated – 2011 Screen Actor’s Guild Award for Outstanding performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON
Recipient- 2010 Screen Actor’s Guild Award for Outstanding performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture STAR TREK
Recipient – 2009 Screen Actor’s Guild Award for Outstanding performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series HEROES
Nominated – 2009 Screen Actor’s Guild Award for Outstanding performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture IRON MAN
Nominated – 2008 Screen Actor’s Guild Award for Outstanding performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture I AM LEGEND
Recipient – 2017 British Arrows – Best Commercial Direction
Recipient – 2017 AICP Awards – Best Commercial Direction
Recipient – 2017 Clio Awards – Best Commercial Visual Effects
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