Daniel Radcliffe‘s lead stuntman within the Harry Potter movies, David Holmes, turned paralyzed after breaking his neck in a tragic accident on the set of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Half 1.
Now, Holmes and Radcliffe have partnered as much as inform the previous gymnast’s coming-of-age story main as much as and following the accident. The documentary options candid private footage shot over the past decade, a behind-the-scenes take a look at Holmes’ stunt work, scenes of his present life and intimate interviews with the Holmes, his family and friends, the Harry Potter star and among the movie’s crew.
“Being a stuntman is the perfect job on the earth,” Holmes says early within the trailer of the doc. “You’re continuously being examined, simply risking all of it. I used to fly. Nothing’s prefer it, man.”
Holmes, Radcliffe, who govt produces the doc, and the remainder of the Harry Potter solid grew up collectively. The stuntman joined the movie franchise forward of its first installment and remained a serious a part of each movie till the penultimate one when he had his accident.
“It’s unfair. He shouldn’t have needed to do any of that,” Radcliffe says, visibly emotional. “This horrible factor occurred to Dave, however I don’t wanna speak as if his life is a tragedy. The best way his life has affected the lives of individuals round him means that it’s the furthest factor from that possible.”
The HBO documentary marks the latest collaboration between Holmes and Radcliffe. In 2020, the pair launched a podcast referred to as Crafty Stunts, wherein they break down main motion scenes in movies and interview stunt performers within the trade.
David Holmes: The Boy Who Lived hits the streamer Nov. 15.