Millions of years ago, man harnessed the power of fire as a tool and weapon.
Fire warms us, cooks our food, and illuminates our night.
But if you play with fire, you might get burned…
Scott’s first attempt at Roman Cascade ended terribly. As a result of a serious accident, Scott sustained second-degree burns on his hand, and endured a long, painful recovery. The video of Scott’s recovery can be seen here. WARNING: This is real footage of Scott’s burns. The video is EXTREMELY graphic and is NOT recommended for younger viewers.
While healing, Scott was listening to the pod cast of one of his idols, Penn Jillette (From the famous illusionist duo Penn and Teller) speak about art. He detailed the moment he understood what true art was all about. This story made Scott think about his art differently and was part of the reason he decided to attempt Roman Cascade again.
Having learned his lesson about fire protection the first time, Scott invested in three fireproof suits. One for him and one each for the crew that was filming the stunt. He also learned his lesson about properly documenting the stunt with a proper film crew and proper equipment.
The end result is a beautifully shot, high definition video of Scott successfully juggling Roman Candles on a remote beach. Scott knows that this stunt would not have been possible without the love and support of his family, friends, colleagues and crew.
STUNT WORK DISCLAIMER: Scott works extensively with trained professionals to ensure that he is well prepared to attempt his stunts successfully and safely. However, despite his precautions, there is a very real element of risk in all of Scott’s stunts. The stunts depicted and described on this website are extremely dangerous and should not be attempted by an individual who is not a trained, professional stunt performer.