Production Runners, I’ve decided, live on the cusp of failure, constantly staring down the abyss of screwing things up.
I know about this firsthand because, recently, I put my hand up for a gig on a COVID-approved filming gig in rural Victoria. At the very last minute, they discovered they were short of a Production Runner with a valid driver’s licence.
Without a further thought – and with the promise of five nights away from my COVID lockdown, I jumped on board. After all, I’d done the gig before – for Foxtel on the London Olympics production team – and it turned into one of the best decisions of my professional life.