You might be disappointed to learn that indie producers do actually care about safety, permits, risk assessments and licenses.
There’s a sense among some people that to be a guerrilla filmmaker they should break every rule, cut every corner and do everything on a shoestring.
Mike Clark performed a stunt in which he played a German tourist who is dragged along a quiet country road behind a van at 25mph. He was fully prepared for it by wearing full defensive body armour and harness.
This is one of the most memorable scenes, and that includes the explosion, in the hit indie production One Day Removals, from Stirton Productions.
Mike and Kerwin are currently in pre-production with a new project called Good Guys versus Bad Guys, conceived and written by their long term collaborator Mark Stirton.
They were shooting footage in Aberdeen recently for a sizzle reel – taster footage to show to potential investors. Hopefully they managed to find a break in the we weather.
It’s about time I had Mark back on the IADF podcast. He’s good value, never afraid to speak his mind and has fascinating and hilarious anecdotes!