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Sydney Fury Road Event May 13 !!

PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2015 2:13 am
by Artemis Flow
GENERAL: History will be recorded on Wednesday, May 13 as the sounds of suped up vehicles from MAD MAX: FURY ROAD roar through the City of Sydney for a once in a lifetime experience, culminating in a public showcase in front of one of Australia's most iconic buildings, the Sydney Opera House.
While excitement gears up for the May 14 Australian release of MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, vehicles from the new film – ranging from trucks, sedans, pick-ups and motorbikes – will be parked on the Sydney Opera House Forecourt from 7am to 3pm.

Members of the public will have the opportunity to get up close and walk amongst the vehicles with specialised production crew on hand to answer questions and provide background information.
Crew members will demonstrate the abilities of the vehicles during a live showcase between 1pm and 2pm featuring cast members in full costume, providing fans with a sneak peek into the post-apocalyptic world George Miller has created.

Highlights of the showcase include the following cars: Razor Cola, an XB Ford Falcon Coupe; The Giga-Horse, a twin 1959 Cadillac Devilles; The Doof Wagon, an 8x8 M.A.N Missile Carrier and The Nuxcar, a Chevrolet five-door coupe.

However, the centrepiece will be the impressive War Rig, a bastardized Czechoslovakian Tatra and Chev Fleetmaster. A six-wheel drive 18-wheeler powered by twin V8 engines end-to-end, this fortified war machine with the soul of a hot rod has an elephantine scoop on the front and a massive double-payload of fuel tanks.

Roadshow Films Chief Executive Officer Joel Pearlman said the original Max Max films were a seminal part of Australian cinematic history and was thrilled to celebrate their return in such a unique way.
“Audiences will be blown away by the adrenaline-fuelled super-charged world that only George Miller can create and we could think of no better way to launch Mad Max: Fury Road in Australia,” he said. “The vehicles are characters themselves and we are excited to give the people of Sydney the exclusive opportunity to get up close to so many of them in such an iconic setting.”

Director George Miller added: “I'm so proud of our Mad Max crew. The magnificent teams who master so many disciplines: stunts, special effects, rigging, camera, design, editing and so on. Australians at their best... resourceful, highly skilled and graceful under pressure. These vehicles are a manifestation of their craft. I still get a buzz standing next to them, listening to the sound of the engines.
New South Wales Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts Troy Grant said Mad Max: Fury Road will put NSW on the world stage, with filming for the movie having taken place at the Western Sydney sites of Potts Hill and Penrith Lakes.

“I'm rapt Mad Max: Fury Road, the fourth instalment of an iconic Australian film trilogy, is soon to be back on our screens, showcasing our beautiful and diverse landscape while creating job opportunities and investment across the state,’’ he said.

Following the vehicle showcase, Roadshow Films will host the Australian Premiere of MAD MAX: FURY ROAD at Event Cinemas, George Street with red carpet arrivals from 6pm. One of the film’s key vehicles will remain on-site at Event Cinemas, George Street after the premiere for one week so fans can see and photograph the car.

http://www.filmink.com.au/notices/10875/

Re: Sydney Fury Road Event May 13 !!

PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2015 2:18 am
by DGSimo
That's awesome!! I can't wait to see coverage of that then!

Re: Sydney Fury Road Event May 13 !!

PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2015 2:27 am
by Artemis Flow
I'm gonna go , the boss will have to do without me for 2 days now :lol:

Re: Sydney Fury Road Event May 13 !!

PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2015 2:39 am
by Get the bullet
I'll fly to Sydney for this.
Surely not driving through streets before stopping at Opera House? :lol:

Re: Sydney Fury Road Event May 13 !!

PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2015 5:49 am
by Deaths Head
Don't forget to get lots of pictures and video!

Re: Sydney Fury Road Event May 13 !!

PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2015 6:17 am
by Yok
I will be there.

I am taking my good camera.

I am also going to act like a child.

Re: Sydney Fury Road Event May 13 !!

PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2015 6:53 am
by Nightwalker
Yok wrote:I am taking my good camera.

Don't forget to take a lot of empty memory cards with you.

It's a shame I'm 'up above' on the other side of the world. Would love to experience this to :mrgreen:

Re: Sydney Fury Road Event May 13 !!

PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2015 3:35 pm
by Peter Barton
Artemis Flow wrote:GENERAL: History will be recorded on Wednesday, May 13 as the sounds of suped up vehicles from MAD MAX: FURY ROAD roar through the City of Sydney for a once in a lifetime experience, culminating in a public showcase in front of one of Australia's most iconic buildings, the Sydney Opera House.


Thanks so much for posting this. I've had to madly try and rearrange everything else I was meant to be doing Wednesday next week, but I've booked some flights, so I'll see you all there on the Fury Road!

Re: Sydney Fury Road Event May 13 !!

PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2015 3:52 pm
by DGSimo
Fantastic guys! Film and record everything you can! Who knows when this will happen again!

Re: Sydney Fury Road Event May 13 !!

PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2015 7:29 pm
by PacificMuscle
Here's a link to the website for the 'live showcase'.

http://madmaxsydney.com/

I'm teaching at a film school near Central Wednesday so I'll definitely be heading down for an hour or two ;)