Mad Max Home Movie: Setting Up a Stunt

Title:
Mad Max Home Movie: Setting Up a Stunt
NFSA ID:
5350
Year:
1978
Category:
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This home movie documents a stunt filmed for Mad Max on the western plains just past Werribee, Victoria. 

Peter Kamen, who shot this film, was best friends with producer Byron Kennedy and they grew up making home movies together.

Kamen visited the set of both Mad Max (1979) and Mad Max 2 (1981) and shot footage. Here he offers a fairly meticulous record of how a spectacular car crash stunt featuring Nightrider was created.

The clip has surprisingly professional camerawork and editing for an amateur recording. It is fascinating to watch director George Miller, cinematographer David Eggby and the rest of the crew on location setting up to film the rocket-propelled car and ensuing explosion.

Filmmaker:
Peter Kamen