After the Violent Soho/Graetzmedia single-shot clip Covered In Chrome was nominated for an Aria award, we knew the follow up had to be really special.
Director Dan and I had been discussing if we could use the camBLOCK motion control system to do a low-budget version of the famous “Children Of Men” car chase scene. We did some tests in the back of a van and realised that the robot would be able to move while under acceleration, so we started planning.
Shitbox car purchased and modified. I came up with systems to allow director Dan to control the moco rig live, moving throughout the entire length of the car while he was huddled in the back underneath dirty clothes and sleeping bags. I figured out a quick-release system that enabled the transition between car interior and hectic live performance, which I may have done slightly differently if I’d known that transition would be mediated via my jumping in the passenger door of a moving vehicle.
Behind The Scenes
What followed was one of those wonderful creative experiences that makes the hard work of filmmaking completely worthwhile.
Directed by Dan Graetz
Produced by Benjamin Evans
DP, Editor, Colorist: Dan Graetz
Camblock Tech: Jaymis Loveday
1st AD: Benjamin Evans
2nd AD: Lauren Panrucker
Hair/Make up: Lara Malengret
Runner/BTS: Curtis Black
BTS: Jean-Paul Malengret
Car Fabricator: Andrew Horton
Driver: Mikey Wulff
Female Passenger/Saramona: Hannah Wagner
Male passenger #1: Tom Butler
Male Passenger #2: Cole Orr
Special thanks to Adam and all the team at Australian Wholesale meats in Mansfield.