Pork Pie picks up new pas­sen­ger

Re­make puts film-maker in chase scene

Central Otago Mirror - - WANAKA NEWS - By CHE BAKER

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.

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