INDOOR ZIP LINE

Last night we got to do an awesome stunt for the grand opening of Nashville North in Barrie, Ontario. This is a new country bar built in the old Roxx Theatre, so the building and stage had some terrific potential for theatrics.

We worked with the owner to come up with a spectacular custom zip line stunt.  We rigged our zip line from the upper level to the back of the stage and dressed two of our stunt performers as crazy cowboys for the gag.  Right at midnight the manager, a big burly dude in a huge overcoat came out on stage for a big announcement.  Part way through his speech he “noticed” two ne’er do wells on the upper level.  This was in fact our two stunters dressed up in cowboy duds.  They were supposed to represent guys from the other country bar in town.  Once the audience was looking the right way they came flying down the zip line and crashed right into the manager initiating a choreographed fight scene that culminated in the manager shooting both of our baddies and dragging them off stage while announcing to the screaming crowd, “Barrie – there is a new sheriff in town”.

This stunt was a lot of fun and a good example of how we can work in even relatively small venues and create really fun, original stunts.  Thanks to Kitt and everyone at Nashville North for having us and we wish you the best of luck with your endeavor.

Here are some picture of this great event.

FLYING MARTIN SHORT

Yesterday our flying FX team had the fantastic opportunity to fly actor Martin Short during his opening song and dance number at the inaugural CSA Awards Show in Toronto Ontario. Martin Short has had a lot of experience with fly gags in live performance and really wanted to fly for this event but it was a last minute addition. Our fly rigging team had to move really fast in order to put this show together but it was worth it and the act turned out awesome. Martin short was so courteous and professional and everyone on the show had a great time making this flying effect happen.