Pork Pie picks up new passenger
Remake puts film-maker in chase scene
It may have been filmed before he was born but that did not stop former Queenstown resident and freelance film-maker Vincent Chilton from revelling in the remake of an infamous Goodbye Pork Pie movie scene.
Chilton, aged 23, and now living in Wellington, was selected from more than 2000 entries to be a passenger in the remake of the Lake Hawea chase scene from the cult movie.
‘‘I think I had the right energy the director wanted for the character,’’ he said.
Remaking the scene, filmed in 1979, has inspired Chilton to up-skill and study marketing to become more involved in making commercials.
Chilton’s audition tape captured the eye of director Matt Murphy, the son of the original film director Geoff Murphy.
Joining seniorBMWdriving instructor Mike Eady, who played ‘‘Gerry’’, in aMINI Hatch, Chilton spent a day on set being chased by a pursuing ‘‘cop’’, Australian premier stunt co-ordinator Harry Dakanalis.
MINI New Zealand were behind the remake, which featured the latest MINI Hatch in place of the original 1978 model, to promote the launch of the model released to the New Zealand market in April. Marketing manager Simonne Mearns said.
Blondini crew: Former Queenstown resident and freelance film-maker Vincent Chilton with the MINI Hatch used in a remake of the classicGoodbye PorkPie Lake Hawea chase scene.