Great planes of fire
Eight Hillsiders face death in the face when they crash-land.
A game reserve getaway turns into a horror show on Friday 7 July when Rickus (André Lotter) and seven of his pals’ quick flight to Mpumalanga goes down in flames. Instead of relaxing fun, viewers will be left asking: will they all survive?
7de Laan’s plane crash site is straight out of a Hollywood disaster movie.
Pilot Suna (Anelle Bester) is one of the worst-injured – that’s a tree branch sticking through her stomach!
In the storyline, the crash survivors eat insects and other bugs. The cast didn’t have to do the Fear Factor thing – the “meals” were just props.
A lot of the scenes were filmed at night – that meant long days for the cast, who were on set from 17:00 until 04:00 in the mornings.
Creative director Rohan Horn and Vanilla Sky Aviations organised a Cessna Caravan aircraft but Rohan reveals that “the scenes were shot in a hangar at Wonderboom Military Air Base with greenscreen. The cast never actually flew”.
The make-up artists added loads of scrapes and scratches to the cast, like André (Rickus) in this pic.