A mad dash to Invercargill is not on the cards for
23-year-old Vincent Blake Chilton when he finally gets his
hands on the steering wheel of a Mini next month.
Mr Blake Chilton won a competition to take part in a website
video commercial for the car, which was shot at Lake Hawea
yesterday. The commercial is based on a scene from the 1981
New Zealand movie Goodbye Pork Pie, which was shot in the
Mr Blake Chilton's part was to play middle-aged ''John'', sit
in the passenger seat of a Mini being chased by a police car
and shout at the driver: ''Any closer and he will be up your
He told the Otago Daily Times it all went just as it was
meant to - the Mini swerved past the tractor on the road and
the police car ran over a bank.
And, no-one was hurt. Mr Blake Chilton, a freelance
film-maker based in Wellington, is originally from
Invercargill and his payment for being in the commercial will
be the loan of a Mini for a month.
He expected it would be a pleasant change from his 1988
Toyota, but ruled out any possibility of driving it to his
home town of Invercargill.
The commercial was directed by Matt Murphy, who is the son of
Goodbye Pork Pie's director, Geoff Murphy.