Charles Knight (filmmaker)
A short rest during filming
|Born||Eltham, Taranaki, New Zealand|
Charles Knight (nicknamed "Tankboy") is a New Zealand filmmaker.
Life and career
In his late teens, Charles left New Zealand and moved to London, where he started work in the film and television industry. In his filmmaking career, Charles worked as a stunt driver, armorer, pyro-technician, editor, post supervisor, producer and writer.
- "Ash vs. Evil Dead"
- Spartacus: Gods of the Arena
- Tankboy TV
- Power Rangers
- Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior
- Whale Rider
- Being Eve
- Shortland Street
- Once Were Warriors
Charles is a military vehicle enthusiast, a gun collector and pyrotechnic specialist.
In October 2009, Knight was involved in an incident involving one of his military vehicles. While taking a tank for a spin, a friend accidentally got injured when the tanks turret turned and squashed her, breaking four of her ribs.
In Jan 2011, Charles lead a team for his first try at the prestigious CannonBall Run car rally. His team, "Team Tankboy" took third place. The vehicle they entered into the rally was an ex-US Army, Humvee, making it the first time a Humvee had been used on the CannonBall Run.
- Charles Knight on IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1379033/
- kiwifilms http://www.kiwifilms.net
- Tankboy TV on IMDB http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1343678/
- Charles Knight's Resume http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1379033/resume
- The Briefing Room http://blog.digitalcontentproducer.com/briefingroom/2009/05/19/music-composer-for-fox-tvs-house-and-his-company-jeco-music-debut-new-online-premium-music-library-the-score/
- Nash, Kieran (18 October 2009). "Tank mishap injures mum". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 23 September 2011.
- CannonBall Run Press Release http://express-press-release.net/81/Team-Tankboy-takes-third-place-CannonBall-Run-2011-16083873.php
- Auckland MotorSports CannonBall Run placings "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-03-10. Retrieved 2011-01-29.