Escape Velocity 2016

Ready to Conquer Deep Space?

We had a blast talking phasers, sabers, and practicing the arts of sci-fighting with those who chose to boldly go with us to Escape Velocity, brought to you by the Museum of Science Fiction.

Turn your view screen to some pictures below and explore our Facebook page to tag yourself and your friends in our official EV convention album!


We held five workshops throughout the weekend on sci-fighting and fight choreography, where we gave con-goers the opportunity to learn about angles of attack, movement, performance principles, and even be the action themselves with choreographed light saber duels and Avengers-styled close-quarters combat! Star Trek weapon designer Dan Curry even popped by to show us some moves!


In addition to out workshops, we held a panel on science fiction weaponry and combat called “Phasers and Sabers.” It was quite an exciting discussion!


Team Members Dylan and Abra presenting the history of SciFi weaponry during their panel, “Phasers and Sabers.”



Dylan learns from legendary visual effects artist and weapon designer Dan Curry, best known for creating the Klingon Bat’leth.


Michael rader

The Museum of Science Fiction’s Michael Rader posing with a lightsaber during one of our workshops.

DCSC Team Member and costume designer, Rachel Frederick, also worked hard as the coordinator for the silent auction, promoting science fiction as a way to build interest in STEAM education. DCSC provided security for the auction, as well.

Awesome Con 2016

Thank you for playing with us!


We were totally blown away by all the passion and energy everyone put into training with us at AwesomeCon 2016!


In just a few hours, we were able to show hundreds of people the basics of movie and stage based fight choreography, including FC101, Basic Brawling, CQC, and Two-Handed Swords!


We love this stuff, and had an awesome time sharing it with you!


Some of the DCSC team even got a chance to meet and play with Ray Park, the action star best known for his roles as Toad in X-Men, Snake Eyes in G.I. Joe and Darth Maul in Star Wars: Episode I! Check him out on Twitter at @IamRayPark


Like what you see? Well there’s more! Check out some of the pictures from our AwesomeCon combat training on our official Facebook page!

Act Tactical for Film DC Promo Reel

In November 2015, The DC Stunt Coalition and Annapolis Defense and Security hosted Matt Clanton’s skills-based film and television acting workshop, “Act Tactical for Film“.

Learn safely. Learn Realistically, Learn to play the hero and the criminal.

From the ATFF website:

All training with us is designed for those that have never held a weapon or thrown a punch. We welcome those new to this type of training and we welcome experienced professionals wishing to learn how to adapt what they know to film. Our goal is to make all our students appear on camera as if the characters they portray are seasoned with years of training and experience.

You can read more about our article, featured also in the Washington Post Express.

Our next DC area workshop will be March 5-8, returning to ADS.

Register now:


About the course:

The class was packed with over 20 performers from the Maryland, DC, Baltimore, and VA area. Over the course of 16 hours of training, students learned various best practices for handling firearms on set both safely and realistically, with a bent towards aesthetics used in modern movies and television. Students learned awareness, stances, grips, reloads, room entries, and various other tactical techniques.

There was also a significant portion of the Level 1 curriculum dedicated to modern hand to hand combat techniques, including moves from Krav Maga, Kali, and Dirty Boxing. Knife fighting, edged weapon awareness and defense was also a key part of the class. Students partnered up to learn how to move safely and efficiently to improve their on-screen fighting presence. Dylan Hintz, current head of the DC Stunt Coalition, assisted Matt out with training student’s reactions and fight acting.

Annapolis Defense and Security provided not only a fantastic location, already designed to simulate the kinds of tactical entries and movements ATFF teaches, but also provided it’s own instructors and coaches to help students work through Matt’s curriculum. It was excellent seeing so many experts in one room offering a lot of knowledge to ready participants.

Currently, ATFF is scheduled to return in March 2016 for more instruction, including a bonus class and Level 2 for more advanced movements and tactics.

Matt Clanton , Act Tactical for Film, Tactical Training , firearms safety , action movies










Video shot and edited by Miles Joyner. Filming provided by DC Stunt Coalition

SPARTACON 2015 Campaign is Live!

Spartacus Spartacon Red Serpents DC Stunt Coalition

The DC Stunt Coalition (DCSC) Gladiator have been hired by Red Serpents, LLC. to perform the official live action gladiator fights for the first official U.S. Spartacus themed fan convention, Spartacon. We’re running a campaign right now on IndieGoGo to show off all the hard work we’ve put into this, and ask for whatever tokens of appreciation you can give!

See us in full-blast training mode, preparing for epic battles in the arena! If you wish to help us in our cause to provide kick-ass fights to the Maryland convention scene, please be sure to consider contributing to this campaign! We’ll be listing all donors and businesses (with links when available) on our official Spartacon Project Page.


Our available perks are AWESOME! Order the T-Shirt if you like – it’s the first one of it’s kind for DCSC, and we’d love to get our name out there with this show-inspired design!


Here’s our trailer for the short film, “Death Blender” made for the Washington DC 48 Hour Film Project. Created by the DC Stunt Coalition.


A man must rely on his wife’s ex-husband to rescue her from the clutches of an evil cult leader.

Premieres with Group F on Saturday, May 9th, at 9:45 PM at AFI Silver in Silver Spring, MD


Warren Hull as Mike 
Brendan O’Donnell as Brent Davenport
Shaina Higgins as Bridget 
Tom Hyre as Professor Kreiger (also co-writer!)

Patrick Boyer as The Melvin (also makeup!)
Mark Shapiro as The Lurch Man 
Rachel Frederick as The Assistant (also costumes and co-writer!)

Cheech Vitale
Moses Rodrigues
D.j. Smith

as the Hunters

Guest Appearances by
Trevor Hintz
Joshua White
Jimmy Case 
As the Missionaries

Assistant Director / Editor Brett Heidenreich

Thanks Randy and Claudia!

Directed, Shot, Edited and Co-Written by Dylan Hintz

Genre: Horror
Prop: Photo of a relative
Line: “Let me see what I can do”
Character: Brent / Bridget Davenport – a Runner Up