Warriors with Terry Schappert (2008)

History Channel / High Noon Entertainment
Unit Production Manager / Casting Producer

Managed all field logistics for this international series profiling mythic warrior cultures. Managed casting, crew, host needs, locations, reenactments, schedule, budgets, props, wardrobe, travel, customs, vendors, insurance, contracts.

Warriors with Terry Schappert (2008)

History Channel / High Noon Entertainment
Unit Production Manager / Casting Producer

Navigated sensitive cultural barriers to cast Samurai Warriors in Japan and to release difficult locations. Secured permission to shoot Japanese muskets.

Warriors with Terry Schappert (2008)

History Channel / High Noon Entertainment
Unit Production Manager / Casting Producer

Spent 3 weeks in Japan securing locations and building relationships with reenactment groups, experts, local officials, and land managers.

Warriors with Terry Schappert (2008)

History Channel / High Noon Entertainment
Unit Production Manager / Casting Producer

Profiled technique of Japanese archery on horseback called "Yabusame." Cast high profile experts, managed expensive props & wardrobe, and secured difficult locations.

Warriors with Terry Schappert (2008)

History Channel / High Noon Entertainment
Unit Production Manager / Casting Producer

Built strong relationships with Japanese reenactors and won trust to film fighting scenes with Terry in remote locations.

Warriors with Terry Schappert (2008)

History Channel / High Noon Entertainment
Unit Production Manager / Casting Producer

Terry learns to fight using a broad sword with experts. Executed Risk Assessments and secured 1000 year old castle ruins in the UK.

Warriors with Terry Schappert (2008)

History Channel / High Noon Entertainment
Unit Production Manager / Casting Producer

In this Knights of Agincourt episode, Terry learns to use the longbow with the UK's best reenactors. Cast jousting crew, knights, longbow men and historical experts.

Warriors with Terry Schappert (2008)

History Channel / High Noon Entertainment
Unit Production Manager / Casting Producer

In the series premier, Terry explores the ancient Maya and their mysterious warrior culture. Shot in Guatemala, securing 3 remote archaeological sites. Cast all experts, and Maya actors. Managed all field logistics, weapons, insurance, contracts, customs and security.

Warriors with Terry Schappert (2009)

History Channel / High Noon Entertainment
Unit Production Manager / Casting Producer

Cast 120 Zulu warriors in remote mountain of South Africa. Managed props, wardrobe, and weapons. Discovered value of producing experiences for cast and crew rather than simply staging scenes.

Warriors with Terry Schappert (2009)

History Channel / High Noon Entertainment
Unit Production Manager / Casting Producer

Terry learns the brutal tradition of Zulu stick fighting. Cast 20 stick fighting experts, managed props, costuming and remote locations.

Warriors with Terry Schappert (2009)

History Channel / High Noon Entertainment
Unit Production Manager / Casting Producer

Cast 25 period British soldiers with historically accurate costuming and weapons. Produced historical reenactments on private land in South Africa.

Warriors with Terry Schappert (2009)

History Channel / High Noon Entertainment
Unit Production Manager / Casting Producer

Cast this Zulu Shaman to perform traditional healings and blessings with host. Supported Shaman's need for spiritual sincerity and authenticity.

Warriors with Terry Schappert (2009)

History Channel / High Noon Entertainment
Unit Production Manager / Casting Producer

In this final episode, Terry explores the Alamo Scouts, the origins of the modern day Green Berets. Produced historical reenactments in Florida and Hawaii. Secured special insurance and permissions to conduct modern day CQB, and to fire rare period weapons.