Dearest Jon,  So sorry I haven’t written sooner but it’s a ’washing machine’ in here at the moment. I did want to say how much I loved having you with us, your sharing with the students and your ever steady calm and professionalism were  lessons in themselves. These emerging young artists are so blessed to have the opportunity to work with people of your calibre and I know leave here strongly equipped for their future careers in the screen industry. I am always reminded of the positive side of our work when standing beside you on a set – inspiring, stimulating and satisfying in the knowledge of a job well done.

Please come back again and meanwhile my utmost thanks for your generosity.

Much love

Di xx

Di Drew
Head of Screen

NIDA

+61 2 9697 7686  | 215 Anzac Parade, Kensington, NSW 2033
National Institute of Dramatic Art www.nida.edu.au

 

 

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Recently we were in the fortunate position of have the legendary Jon Heaney as our Stunt Co-ordinator on the prime time Channel Seven Gallipoli specials- ‘The Power of Ten’ hosted by Ben Roberts-Smith VC. We had a very tight schedule and no room for error.

Jon put together a great team of guys who were happy to be shot, trampled on, shot again, stabbed with bayonets, fall down two metre deep trenches, fight hand to hand with heavy 303’s and knives, then get up and do it all again for five straight days and nights. We even set someone alight and Jon covered off on all the safety aspects with absolute professionalism. It looked as dangerous as all hell, but of course it wasn’t with Jon and the team rehearsing every aspect in fine detail before the Director yells ‘action’. We had a lot on our plate that week and it was one less problem to worry about with Jon looking after his team and designing the action in conjunction with the director and producers. More than happy to work with Jon anytime.

Stephen Peters

Producer- ‘The Power of Ten’ Network Seven. 2015.

 

Cheers

 

Stephen Peters

Senior Producer - Sunday Night

 

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