The Flipside: Battletruck + Q&A

Director Harley Cokeliss discusses his 1981 film Battletruck, a little seen dystopian sci-fi thriller filmed in New Zealand. Cokeliss describes taking inspiration from the freeways of Chicago, and pitching his initial idea to Roger Corman whilst interviewing him for a BBC documentary. Corman immediately offered financial backing, and subsequently made key casting decisions. Cokeliss also talks about the tragic event which led to him working as a second unit director on The Empire Strikes Back.


Elsewhere on BFI Live



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  • L'Atalante
  • Psycho
  • Separation