Tell about yourself and your background! *
Anytime I am asked this question I always start with a fun little fact that I am a triplet! They have helped push me in many different ways including sports. I have been an athlete my whole life playing a variety of sports, but the one that really clicked with me was basketball. I played throughout college and I really enjoyed the team atmosphere, which can also translate to the stunt industry. I credit my ability to hit the ground hard and quickly bounce back up to my basketball career. Additionally, I have a background in jet skis, ATV, horseback riding, and aerial arts just to name a few.
What inspired you to become a stunt performer?
Some part of me has always thought about becoming a stunt performer. Ever since I was little, my sisters and I would jump off of furniture, diving boards, bikes you name it, all while screaming stunts. Coming from an athletic background, I knew I wanted to continue to be active and always thought movie stunts were really cool. Thankfully my stuntman friend who I look up to gave me the push to explore this professionally and truly go for it.
What is your greatest skill as a stunt performer, is there a stunt behind it?
My ability to adapt, learn quickly and my willingness to try new skills is one of my greatest assets. There’s always something I can improve on and master.
What is the best part about being a stunt performer?
I thrive off of the pure rush of being on set for stunts. Every time I work on a project, there is always a feeling of excitement which is why I love it so much. No day, stunt or project is ever the same. Also, I enjoy training where I can live out a motto my Dad used to tell me, “Practice how you play.” Training and learning is essential to success in every aspect of life. The concept of growth allows me to hone in on core capabilities while diversifying my skills for this industry.
Tell your all-time favorite stunt story!
I have a story for every project that I’ve been a part of so I’m sure there will be more to come. However, my current favorite story involves hitting my best friend with a car on a short film. The fact that it was someone who I have mutual trust for allowed for a fun and safe night. Funny enough, the tables have flipped and now we will be working on another project where he gets to hit me with a car next time.
What advice would you give other stunt performers?
Be nice to everyone. We are all trying to learn and grow regardless of skill set. Also, practice makes progress, practice does not make perfect. There's always room to grow so learning from peers and continuing to expand your skill set. Never forget to have fun!
Anything else you'd like to tell the community about?
I am also an aerialist and love performing and training both silks and lyra.
Please share your social media handles and how we can follow you!
Instagram: dom.liebentritt ( https://www.instagram.com/dom.liebentritt/ )
Facebook: dom.liebentritt ( https://www.facebook.com/dom.liebentritt/ )
Please include any links to stunt reels or videos you'd like to share!
My YouTube (where you will find my reels) :https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRNIKEKmCrryH2EEh6DuCYg