EPISODE 5: A brief summary of the circumstances that led to the first film crew ever being given access to the top of Mount Panorama and the lawless mayhem. It was whilst filming the documentary feature film Welcome to Wherever You Are that the destruction of over 90 vehicles was filmed. News crews, film crews, photographers etc were always denied access as were the police by The Gatekeepers.
Although dangerous the filmmakers eventually became accepted by the mountain men and later assimilated by returning each year. “We ate with them, slept in the mud with them, and drove our Interceptor amongst them”.
On the Monday morning the Interceptor replica with its fake blower out front crawled through the endless sea of burnt out wrecks in a moment of cinematic poetry.
Described by Street Machine magazine as “a far more apocalyptic vision than any George Miller movie as this was real”. These images coined the phrase “Reality Based Mad Max!”