[Stunt Sequences 1974-1978]

1974 - 1978 , Bedford (Bedfordshire)

18 year old Jon Coley and friends star in this showreel of cleverly choreographed stuntman action, 1974-1978.

An edited showreel of stunts, performed by teenagers, typical of a modern action movie. The filmmaker and his co-stars throw themselves out of windows, down stairs and embankments, over fences, and purposefully fall off bikes. They perform chases and gun shoot-outs, and set themselves alight.

Keywords

Stunts; Women filmmakers

Other Places

Putnoe, Bedford, Bedfordshire; Renhold, Bedfordshire.

Background Information

At 18 years of age, young filmmaker Jon Coley (born 29th July 1959) dreamt of becoming a professional stuntman, inspired by the work of Dr Who legend Derek Ware. Jon enlisted the help of his younger cousin Andrew Lloyd and his friend Brian Harding to create this showreel produced between the years 1974 and 1977. Jon can be seen here throwing himself out of windows, down stairs and embankments, performing gun chases, and even setting himself alight! Despite (at this time) his non-professional status, Jon avoided injury by wearing National Hunt Rider-style padding. All sequences were carefully choreographed and, coupled with snappy editing, the film showcases his talent for both filmmaking and performing. Coley's mother, Shirley, fully supported her son's endeavours, often acting as cameraperson when called upon. Scenes were filmed partly at the family home in Putnoe, Bedford and partly in Renhold, in Bedfordshire.

Manifestations

[Stunt Sequences 1974-1978]

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    INV384214
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:14:31
    Modification Date
    21/03/2016
    Parts
    Reference
    741027
  • Barcode
    INV329547
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:14:31
    Modification Date
    21/03/2016
    Parts
    Reference
    741024
  • Barcode
    INV356328
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:14:31
    Modification Date
    21/03/2016
    Parts
    Reference
    741021
  • Barcode
    INV357032
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    DV digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:10:27
    Modification Date
    16/03/2016
    Parts
    Reference
    741016
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV319957
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    master digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:10:27
    Modification Date
    15/03/2016
    Parts
    Reference
    741012
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV208030
    Canonical Identifier
    2005/16
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Details
    Carrier Type
    super8 film
    Colour System
    KodachromeII
    Colour Type
    colour
    Duration
    0:14:31
    Has Image
    Y
    Has Sound
    N
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    pos
    Modification Date
    02/07/2008
    Parts
    Reference
    671485
    Sound
    silent

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