James (Jim) Churchman is a Hollywood stunt coordinator. With a career spanning 25 years, Jim has nearly 100 credits. Some of his most notable works include Marvel movies such as Doctor Strange, Ant Man and X-Men: Apocalypse. Jim is also the founder of The Flying Hero Club, a nonprofit organization dedicated to giving children with cancer the opportunity to fly like a superhero using movie stunt equipment.
Jim’s presentation focuses on the value of students connecting their studies to real world application through the lens of being a defiant teenager, his career and how much more he could have achieved if only he had paid attention in school. From a 9-year-old on a dirt bike - to a bright Hollywood career - to finding his soul, Jim learned how to give back and discovered that human connection is the key.
“If we can empower kids to embrace education by realizing they WILL use what they are learning, we can effectively improve the world.”