Hawea Flat graphic artist and mother of two Kim Coll finds
out today if she will play a part in a car advertisement
based on the New Zealand movie Goodbye Pork Pie.
Mrs Coll (31) was not born when the film was released in
But she told the Otago Daily Times yesterday her
husband, Nicholas (34), was a fan and never failed to mention
when they drove past Lake Hawea that they were on the road
where the movie chase scene was shot.
Next Wednesday, a new Mini Hatchback will be used on the same
stretch of road to recreate the chase.
The advertisement will be directed by Matt Murphy, the son of
Geoff Murphy who made the original film.
Mrs Coll applied to be in the passenger seat during the chase
scene and was one of the five finalists.
She had to complete a series of challenges. One was to
deliver a line by one of the leads in the original movie, the
middle-aged character called John.
If successful, she can use a new Mini for a month, although
BMW Group New Zealand managing director Nina Englert pointed
out in a press release the winner would have to ''return the
car whole and not to sell off the panels and parts, as the
Blondini Gang did in the original film''.
Mrs Coll moved to Hawea Flat from Auckland three years ago.
In 2009, she was one of 24 cheerleaders who squeezed into a
Mini to claim a Guinness world record which has since been
overtaken by 25 South Africans.