Chad Stahelski is a founder and co-owner of 87eleven. Previously an instructor at the Inosanto Martial Arts Academy in California, Chad transitioned to the entertainment industry in 1992. After landing his first role as an actor on Mission of Justice (1992), his career as a stunt performer had a rapid trajectory. He doubled for Brandon Lee on reshoots for The Crow (1994) and for Keanu Reeves’ character, Neo, on The Matrix (1999), an Academy Award-winning film. In between, Chad co-founded 87eleven with David Leitch; their shared vision being to take stunts and action design to new heights.
In the mid-2000s, Chad became a stunt coordinator on films such as V for Vendetta (2005), The Hunger Games (2012), and RED 2 (2013). He’s since added directing to his repertoire, including as second unit director on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) and Captain America: Civil War (2016) and as a director on the John Wick franchise (2014-2019). At 87eleven, Chad leverages his diverse knowledge to design innovative stunts for film projects around the world.