Shane McLachlan

Speaker: Shane McLachlan

How We Shot and Produced ‘Made Like a Gun’

Shane is a Sydney based Director, DOP and Editor with over 35 years’ experience in corporate, TV commercials and documentary filmmaking. He is also an experienced CASA-certified drone pilot. Shane’s passion for motorcycles and adventure started from the age of 18, winning various state Enduro titles, a solo around-Australia record on a Honda 350 and a world record on a Kawasaki 900 at Sydney’s Oran Park Raceway. After retiring from bike racing, he entered the Wynn’s Safari, a 7,000 km Dakar-style Sydney to Darwin off-road event, finishing 6th outright in a Toyota Landcruiser.

This story of how ‘Made Like A Gun’ evolved is made up of two seemingly unrelated events. Six years ago, whilst travelling through Rajasthan in Northern India, Shane had a chance meeting with a local man from Jaisalmer, who encouraged him to take his brand-new Royal Enfield Bullet for a ride around the Fort. The second part of this fascinating story involves a promise Shane made to his 12-year-old son Max, 18 years ago. What followed was a roller coaster journey on the search to discover why this bike has the legendary reputation of being ‘Made Like a Gun’.



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