First they made him dangerous. Then they made him mad.
Strap in. Hardcore Henry is one of the most unflinchingly original wild-rides to hit the big screen in a long time: You remember nothing. Mainly because you've just been brought back from the dead by your wife (Haley Bennett). She tells you that your name is Henry.
Five minutes later, you are being shot at, your wife has been kidnapped, and you should probably go get her back. Who's got her? His name's Akan (Danila Kozlovsky); he's a powerful warlord with an army of mercenaries, and a plan for world domination. You're also in an unfamiliar city of Moscow, and everyone wants you dead. Everyone except for a mysterious British fellow called Jimmy (Sharlto Copley). He may be on your side, but you aren't sure. If you can survive the insanity, and solve the mystery, you might just discover your purpose and the truth behind your identity. Good luck, Henry. You're likely going to need it...
Official Trailer 2
"This was like, 'Dude, while you're on fire, remember to turn up and frame the other guy on fire and then jump out of the window and don't break the GoPro!'"
Actor as Jimmie
INTERVIEW about filming process
"Hardcore Henry" camera operator reveals the secrets of extreme shooting of the first First-person action movie in history: the unique rig, magnet stabilization, GoPro cameras, more than 100 working shifts, parkour, injuries and other craziness.
Smokin' Heroes Team was seriously involved in the "Hardcore Henry":
Voogie together with director Ilya Naishuller created a film treatment. He tested and chose all equipment for shooting, working with the director of photography - Seva Kaptur. Together with Andrey Dementyev they shot most of the scenes in POV for the film's main character. Voogie solved various production tasks as a co-producer. Smokin' Heroes come up into this project with various ideas, create storyboards, concept-art, stickers and movie posters. 'Hardcore Henry' was filmed with a number of prototypes of the Adventure Mask developed by us.
POV OPERATOR / ACTOR
Sergey (Voogie) Valyaev
POV OPERATOR / CO-PRODUCER / CAMERA RIG CREATOR
STORYBOARD \ CONCEPT ARTIST
Surmina (Regie) Regina
BEHIND THE SCENES OPERATOR \ DIRECTOR
Concept Art, Storyboard, Prototypes, renders
Here is some examples of our work. We drew over six hundred frames of storyboard and developed a lot of ideas for the movie...
We like this version of the sticker, but producers decided that concept not serious enough for Hardcore Henry
The guys in charge of marketing choose this option.
Capturing the action of Hardcore Henry was challenging enough, but how did the VFX facilities on the film deal with the equally challenging GoPro and POV plates? In these case studies, we look at the methods behind triaging footage, augmenting the already heavily physical and practical action with extra elements and producing compelling visual effects shots.
Cameraptor — video production division of Smokin' Heroes inc. We are an end-to-end creative video production team; working with passion to develop to the initial concept, through storyboarding, filming, editing and post-production to delivery with a digital marketing support package.