Vancouver stunt performer Maja Aro nominated for 2014 Taurus World Stunt Award

A great addition to the series Faces of BC Film. I first met Maja Aro at a grip and lighting seminar at William F. White, organized by Women in Film and I was happy the organization asked me to blog about her L.A. nomination. Way to go, Maja!

Women in Film and Television Vancouver Blog

Aro1 cropped When Maja Aro comes over to meet me at the Dominion building the athletic young woman is what I had expected from a stunt performer. However, I am impressed when I see two recent scars in her face and a splinted hand. When I ask her about it, Aro smiles and shrugs. Injuries come with her job and she doesn’t make a big fuss about it.

She obtained the cuts at the set of the sci-fi show The Tomorrow People, where she flew through a tempered glass door and got such a big gap on her face it needed stitches. However, Aro says she didn’t deal with it until the take was over and continuity pictures were shot.

“I have a very high pain threshold, luckily, and I don’t bruise easily,” she laughs,

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