from The Altoona Mirror

Getting air onscreen: Duncansville man does stunts for “I Am Number Four”

February 19, 2011 – By Cory Dobrowolsky

Eric Malone has reached the pinnacle of the Jet Ski world, having won eight world championships.

Now he’s going Hollywood.

Malone, a Duncansville native, performed personal watercraft stunts for the new movie “I Am Number Four”.

Malone has competed professionally for 15 years and has now started Eric Malone Enterprises, which manufactures personal watercraft. In addition to performing the stunts, Malone’s company built the watercraft used in the film.

“I was able to provide the entire package, talent and the Jet Skis,” he said. “It made it simpler for them.”

The stunts in “I Am Number Four” were not Malone’s first venture into the movie industry. He also did the personal watercraft stunts for “Into the Blue” a 2005 film starring Paul Walker and Jessica Alba.

For the new movie, Malone and the other stunt riders filmed for two weeks last July on Islamorada in the Florida Keys.

“We were in paradise for two weeks, getting paid to ride Jet Skis in 80-degree water,” said Mark Gomez, another of the stunt riders for the film. “It was a dream come true.”

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