Quarry stars in action movie

On the set of Fallout: Lanius at Statham’s Quarry in Gooseberry Hill.
On the set of Fallout: Lanius at Statham’s Quarry in Gooseberry Hill.

Perth filmmaker Wade K. Savage raised almost $20,000 at the crowd-funding website indie-gogo.com make the short film, which is based on the series of Fallout video games.

‘We were aiming for $10,000 and ended up raising over $19,000,’ Mr Savage said. ‘It was hard work but well worth it.’

The filmmaker described the quarry as ‘a perfect location’ for the 17-minute film, which is supposedly set in rural Arizona.

‘I’m a huge fan of the Fallout series of games and I thought this was something we could do well here,’ Mr Savage said.

‘It’s tricky because I didn’t want to do something that was out of my depth, but I think we’ve done a tremendous job.’

Mr Savage said he selected the cast for the film using local websites and word of mouth.

‘I heard great things about strongman Johnny Domino. Performer and model Caris Eves was in a play I directed and appeared in Australia’s Next Top Model.

Mr Savage offered some advice to aspiring filmmakers looking to break into the industry.

‘Pick a facet of the industry and work your way up,’ he said. ‘Be aware that you are going to have to work a long time until you get what you want.

‘Never give up, take good advice and always hone your craft. ‘

Mr Savage has just finished filming his next project The Owl and his latest film, Barrow, has been given a green light by ScreenWest.

Fallout: Lanius will premiere at the Penny Arcade Expo, in Melbourne, at 9pm on July 20.

To see a preview of the film, go to tinyurl.com/o5t45m7