Freerunner, gymnast and Hollywood stuntman Damien Walters is no stranger to danger. With movie credits including Captain America, Skyfall and Assassin’s Creed, Damien’s performed in some of the most mind-blowing action sequences you’ve seen on screen.
Damien proposed his dream stunt to us – could he stand facing away from a Formula E car as it approaches from behind, and then perform a blind backflip over the car as it passes below? We present to you this perfect synchronisation of highly-tuned man and machine: The Leap Of Faith.
Official comment: Some of you have noticed differences in Damien’s landings in different takes. To allay your doubts, the stunt was performed more than once – the safety team in consultation with Damien decided that performing the jump again was viable. This allowed us to shoot more angles of the stunt, including the 360-degree version.