A good man died yesterday, his name was Robert Bruce.
Robert Bruce was a shining light in the New Zealand film industry. Originally a big time wrestler he went on to have a career as one of New Zealand top stunt co-coordinators, before diversifying and creating one of New Zealand’s leading talent agencies.
I first met Robert when he generously donated his time to choreograph a fight scene in my first film “The Devil you Meet.” He didn’t have to help but he chose to; reluctantly accepting the bottle of wine which was all I had to offer. I remember his generosity, his irreverence and his kind and encouraging words.
He was a huge man, both in size and spirit and because of this he will be greatly missed.