Allan Hardy ACS at Hype Republic partners with World Champion Freestyle Motocross Rider and stuntman Corey Creed, for the invite only X-Games Real Moto 2020 video contest.
An invitation-only contest hosted by ESPN and X-Games asked six international competitors to compete against each other, not on a track, but by individually creating a 90 second video and submitting them for X-Games glory.
Corey Creed an X-Games Gold Medallist teamed up with director/DOP Allan Hardy ACS to put together the most aspirational, Hollywood style entertainment piece that would blow minds and engines.
Says Allan Hardy, director at Hype Republic: “We knew this project was ambitious and that all of these massive stunt scenes couldn’t fit into a 90 second video, but we did it anyway. Every bit of experience that we have, from our technology, from our action films to commercials and Hollywood features, it’s all in this 90 second clip.”
Says Corey Creed, freestyle motocross rider and stuntman: “Allan Hardy was an easy pick to be my director for the X-Games Real Moto 2020. I knew that whatever I dreamt up, Allan would take it to a whole new level and make it look incredible.”
The stunts included were among the biggest and most dangerous in the industry, combining speciality motorcycle jumps, tricks and crashes, with large burns and pyrotechnic sequences.
Says Creed: “Ten minutes before each stunt, I was questioning myself as to what I had got myself into. Our X Games clip sets us apart from the competition because we’ve got world first tricks, fire burns, lake skims and cars being driven on two wheels.”
Both Hardy and Creed paid massive thanks to the best film and stunt team in the business.
Says Hardy: “With over 65 crew members over multiple days of filming, we knew immediately we needed the best of the best. Without this hardworking team, none of this would be possible.”
The cinematography team consisted of Camera Cars Australia and its Ultra Arm tracking vehicle, as well as a CASA licensed drone and racer drone crew, plus underwater and action filming specialists. The mammoth production and post-production was handled by Hype Republic.
Adds Hardy: “Emotional rollercoaster is the word that sums up this campaign. It’s lucky we love what we do.”
Get an inside look at what went into this epic video: https://vimeo.com/461656829
For more information on the project, click here.
Production Co: Hype Republic
Director / DOP / EP / Edit: Allan Hardy ACS
Producer: Cam Pianta
Camera Team: Tyson Lloyd, Tim Fearnley, Cam Pianta, Josh Walsh
1st AD: David Normand & Dayna Yates
Gaffer: Beau Selwood
Best Boy / Lighting Tech: Harry Fleet, Sami Gustafsson, Nicholas Halla-aho
Lens Hire: Lemac Australia
Aerial Filming: Australian Drone Co.
Chief Aerial Operator: Matt ‘Sketch’ Coleman
Racer Drone: Scott Townsend, Kurt Ackfield
Stunt Co-Ordinator: Jimmy Christiansen
Torch Stunt Co-Ordinator: Darko Tuskan
Stunt Safety: Beau Karolos
Safety Supervisor / Marine Co-Ordinator: Leon Stripp
SFX / Pyro: Julian Summers
Assistant Editor: Tom Antolini
Colour / VFX: Joe Lancaster
Graphic Design: Ben Bartels
Soundtrack: ‘Prey’ by Parkway Drive
Additional Music Composition: Oliver Lyu
Voiceover: Darren Marlar
Sound Design: Justin Harrison
Helicopter Pilot: John Caldwell
Road Closures: Lock It Down
Photography: Andy Jackman, Made Social, Jasin Boland
Tracking Vehicle: Camera Cars Australia
Stunt Team: The Drivers, Dan Reardon, Adam Howell, Jay Isack, Scott George, Dorian Djoudi, Chris Matheson, Patrick Barty, Dan Weaver, Timmy Frost, Nathan Kannegiesser, Aaron Dexter, Damien Bryson, Carrington Collier
Boat Girls: Amanda Blanks, Yuni Wilson, Melanie Clark, Tiffany Lawrence, Ashleigh Lawrence
On-Set Medical: Shane Rae, Aaron Rae
Scissor Lift: Local Hire
Catering: FitFuel Plus
Crash Ramp: Mainline Stunts
SJ Earthworks: Scott Johnson, James Fox
Car Mechanic / Wrangler: David Lawry
Vehicle Prep: Archers Smash
Property: Kleinschmidt Family
Bike Mechanic: Tasman Hutch
Airbag: Freeform Action Sports
Special Thanks: Tiffany Jackson, Rockstar, Fist, MX Store, JSW Powersports