Our latest update from Erik Roner and the Nitro Circus crew is, as always, rife with injuries and stunts that no one in their right mind would even begin to think about attempting. But Roner just ain't that type of cat. And that's why we love the dude. The film is almost wrapped, but the Nitro gang are still going strong. Click through to get the first hand account of what went down last month from Roner himself.
Well…we’ve made it through the majority of filming Nitro Circus 3D. I recently had the privilege of watching some of the 3D footage in a theater. All I can say…the movie is going to be crazy! We left the theater with goose bumps and big smiles on our face. I can’t wait for everyone to see what we’ve been scheming and attempting with some successes and plenty of crashes!
Filming has not been without incident. Besides all the bumps, bruises, and concussions we had a close call on one of the last shoot days. Jim DeChamp and Streetbike Tommy were a part of a car stunt gone badly. Tommy walked away but Jim was put into an induced comma for 24 hours. He had a serious head injury along with 2 broken vertebrae. Jim is doing very well and his back surgery went as planned. He’s going to make a full recovery and we all feel very blessed our brother will be back with us!
I’ve experienced just about every emotion during the filming of this movie…fear, excitement, uncertainty, adrenaline, absolute joy and accomplishment. We have truly laid everything on the line and I think everyone will enjoy our ridiculousness. We have a few weeks off but still need to shoot some key parts. It’s time to rest up and finish strong!
Checking out the 3D playback on set
Just one corner of Travis Pastrana's garage
Packing up all the camera gear
Travis Pastrana building a big landing in his back yard
Travis Pastrana getting some much need physical therapy on set
Standard issue on the Nitro set
Streetbike Tommy not so excited about his next stunt
The chaos of the Nitro set
The moment we knew my good friend and brother would make a full recovery
3D cameras can take forever to set up, which is brutal when you're ready to do your stunt
Throwing out the first pitch at the Bee's game