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Warriors of the Wasteland Cast & Credits

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Credits assembled by: Thomas Hauerslev Issue 48 - March 1997
Original title: Warriors of the Wasteland. Filmed in: 65mm, 5 perforations, 24 frames per second. Principal cinematography filmed in: Super Panavision 70 (One 65mm HHR). Presentation format: Super Panavision 70. Aspect ratio: 2,21:1. Country of origin: USA. Year of production: 1989. Released by: North American Film. World premiere (Release date): Never released publically.

Maxine O'Callaghan, Shawn Ripley and David McIlroy. Director, Director of photography and Film editor: John O'Callaghan. Screenplay: Maxine O'Callaghan, John O'Callaghan. Art directors: John Anderson and Jeff Lawson. Production designer: Paul Herndon. Set decorator: John Anderson. Costumes: Robert Beltran. Cast (role): Paul Monte (Kyle), Dan Shalaby (Dead soldier), William Wilson (Huge man), Scott Brotherton (Thug), Scott Blackwood (Thief), Troy Hammon (Thief), Randy Hogen (Thief), Wyatt Weed, Larry Warner, Cooper Charlton, Brian Bancroft, Eric Williams & Alex Rome (Gang raiders), Leff Lawson, Marc Sanford, David McIlroy & Maxine O'Callaghan (Junkyard people). Production company: North American Film. Associate producers: Eric Williams and Alex Villiard. Storyboard: Paul Herndon. Camera assistants: George Lee, Alex Villiard, Bob Borchert. Camera operators: Roland Canamar, John O'Callaghan. Lighting cameraman: Roland Canamar. Stills photography: Robert Borchert, Dan Shalaby. Super Panavision 70 system advisor: Don Earl (Panavision). Camera system: 65mm cameras and lenses by Panavision. Gaffer & Chief Electrician: Lester Meisenheimer. Dolly: J L Fisher, Inc. Lighting and grip equipment: Cine Video, Inc. Editing supplies: Christy's, Inc. Music produced by: Stephen J Lipson and Trevor Horn. Music performed by: Frankie Goes To Hollywood. Sound design: John O'Callaghan, Shawn Ripley, Brian Bancroft, Eric Williams, Steve McNelley. Sound services: Cinesound, Inc. Re-recording engineer: Brian Kane. Re- recording: Goldwyn Sound Facility/Warner Hollywood. Construction crew: John Weingarden, Paul herndon, John Anderson, David McIlroy, Eric Williams, Dan Shalaby, Alex Villiard, Marc Sanford, Jeff Lawson, Brian Bancroft, Steve McNelley, Shawn Ripley, Matt August. Casting: John O'Callaghan, Eric Williams, Maxine O'Callaghan, David McIlroy, Patti Randel. Weapons designed by: Robert Beltran. Make-up: Carrie Lou Nahigan, Paul Herndon, Shawn Roop. Stunt coordinator: Scott Blackwood. Locations: The Foothill Ranch in Orange County, Mission Viejo & Santa Ana Mountains, CA, USA. Production start: Production shot in 5 days (May 27, 28 & 29; June 17 & 18, 1989). Motorcycle technician: Bob Borchert. Catering: Maxine O'Callaghan, Laura Apperson. Filmstock: Eastman Kodak 5247. 65mm negative processing by: Metrocolor. 65mm to 35mm workprint: Dash Morrison. Negative cutter: Brian Ralph. Color timer: David Orr. Color by: DeLuxe. 70mm prints by: DeLuxe Laboratories. Number of 70mm prints: 2 composite 70mm prints. Number of 35mm prints: 1 print (no optical soundtrack). 70mm film assembly: DeLuxe Laboratories. 70mm magnetic striping: Magnicraft/Technicolor. Striping technician: Kit Kluge. Recorded in: Six-track magnetic Dolby Stereo. Formate 42. Sound system: Westrex six-track magnetic stereophonic sound. 70mm running time: 585 feet, 5 minutes 12 seconds (Opening sequence of full feature never completed). 35mm running time: 468 feet, 5 minutes 12 seconds. Distributor: North American Film.

Notes about the filming:
The cost of filming was USD 15.000. The film was shot using one Super Panavision 65mm hand held reflex camera. Synopsis: A lone man stands in burnt skeletal brush against a backdrop of amber sunsets and jagged mountain landscapes. 15 years after a nuclear conflagration, the main character once a teenager, now stranded in a remote place that went untouched, a "worrior" not by choice but of necessity in a land where gangs of human predators travel in packs like wolves, wher junkyards are filled with the dying remnants of society and an army of carnivorous escaped military prisoners threaten a fragile sliver of civilization. Various: The producers wish to express grateful appreciation to those without whom this production would not have been possible: Phil and Suzanne Charlton, Don Earl, HOH Development/Foothill Ranch Company. This film is dedicated to the memory of Franklin J Schaffner. Further reading reference: "Young O.C. movie maker sets sight and high (and 70mm wide) for 1st film". Los Angeles Times 17.10.1989. "70 Format: Why Not". American Cinematographer November 1989.

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