desert blood

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We were fortunate enough to have Motology Films produce this with us, based on an idea we had wanted to turn into a film for more than 20 years.

This was the film that took us from being Youtube wannabes, to becoming producers of something worthy of being called a “film”, rather than simply an online video.

We travelled by motorcycle from Port Hedland, through the arid spinifex plains of the East Pilbara and retraced an old railway line. This railway line was used to carry munitions at night time to Corunna Downs, the secret airbase. This was in WWII to provide air defence against attack from Japanese bombers.

I broke my foot on day one of filming which was a bugger. I’m sure the immortal words of Motology’s Adam Riemann “it’s not hot, we’re making a film”, would loosely translate to “your foot is not broken until the end of the film trip”, if we had known it was broken.

“It’s not hot, we’re making a film”, was said in the 43 degree heat while we were in the baking sun, all covered in multiple layers of riding gear, motocross boots and helmets and slowly perishing from heat exhaustion. Truer words have never been spoken and it’s become my film making mantra. It’s a great way of describing how the art will live forever, while the pain to create it is only temporary.

 

Desert Blood

Executive Producers: Toby & Andy Richardson.
Director: Adam Riemann
Producer: Adam Riemann
Narrator: Andy Richardson
Editor: Adam Riemann
Publisher: Motology Films
Featuring: Andy & Toby Richardson as themselves.