WFI Productions Ltd. (2005) / Director: Roger Donaldson / Production Designer: J. Dennis Washington
My principle task as Art Director on The World's Fastest Indian was to recreate Speed Week 1962 on the Bonneville Salt Flats, where legendary Burt Monro (Anthony Hopkins) seeks to set a land speed record. Here is a wide shot of "The Village" we created.
Here is a closer view of our recreation of Speed Week 1962. We found a man who had been there as a boy, and closely studied his old kodachrome slides to be as exacting as we could be. Essentially every tent and structure was a custom built recreation from those slides.
Detail of the observation tower and his and her's accommodations.
View of the mechanical inspection area.
A view of "The Village".
Another view inside "The Village".
A view of the registration area.
Burt ( Anthony Hopkins) stands in front of a huge billboard build on the edge of the Bonneville Salt Flats.