Between midnight and 3 a.m. on May 8, production, artistic and special effects crews from the television show Bad Blood created a fiery scene in the parking lot at Elgin and Larch Streets.
At approximately 1:30 a.m., an explosive device was detonated, lifting a Cadillac CTS sedan up and off of the ground and into a flame that rose higher than 40 Larch Street.
The scene was really impressive and required a lot of preparation and planning.
"It takes a lot of different stuff to control it," explained Billy Gridley, who was working as an Artistic Director on set. "We have quite a few officers firefighters here, we've got safety, we've got a medic. We talk about it in prep and we plan it out a whole lot before we go. We time everything out to a tee and that's why these setups can take a while so they look good."
Special effects co-ordinator Stefano Beninati has been creating scenes like this for over ten years. He led the safety meeting before the scene and was instrumental in making it happen. Together with dozens of others, the scene looks fabulous.
The crew behind Bad Blood wanted to share this with us, and in turn, we wanted to share it with you.
Here she blows, Greater Sudbury.
If you haven't already, check out Canadian Screen Award nominated show Bad Blood, here.
Bad Blood synopsis: Bad Blood is a story of family, loyalty, deceit, power, greed, and ultimately revenge. In the first season, Montreal Mafia boss Vito Rizzuto is a criminal anomaly. Determined to bring peace to the disparate wings of the Montreal crime world of the day, Rizzuto successfully unifies them, serving as a de facto CEO while ensuring a lucrative payday for all. When Rizzuto is suddenly arrested and extradited to Colorado’s Supermax Prison for the 1981 murders of three Bonanno crime family members, the powerful empire he built begins to crumble. Rizzuto watches helplessly until his release from prison in October 2012, when a Shakespearean tale of revenge begins to unfold. (From CityTV)
The second season picks up five years after Rizzuto’s death and his former right-hand man Declan Gardiner (Coates) is the reigning king of the Montreal drug trade – that is, until a new breed of mafiosos arrive from Europe to wage war in an attempt to wrestle the city from his grasp.