The Crew: dialogue coach, stunt advisor and first assistant director

Title:
The Crew: dialogue coach, stunt advisor and first assistant director
NFSA ID:
5140
Year:
1976
Courtesy:
South Australian Film Corporation, Australian Film Television and Radio School
Category:
Access fees

In this excerpt from the documentary, The Crew filmed on the set of Storm Boy, we see dialogue coach Michael Caulfield working with Greg Rowe on his lines. Stunt advisor Grant Page performs the stunt work for the pelican POV flying sequences and we see behind the scenes of the shipwreck scene. First assistant director Ian Goddard explains his role as a 'right-hand man' to the director.

This is rare footage of Greg Rowe working with his dialogue coach on the seminal Australian film. It's great to see the skilled and fearless Grant Page doing his thing, advising them on stunts and flying in hang gliders. The educational intention of the film is to give a succinct look at each crew specialisation and it works well. Today its value is even greater because it captures behind the scenes footage of what has become an iconic Australian film. It's also historically important because we see people who have become famous in their field, for example, clapper loader Erika Addis who went on to become a prominent cinematographer.