We don’t typically report on things of this nature on Action A Go Go, but the tragic story of Sarah Jones and the filming of Midnight Rider is one that has really captured my attention over the last several months.
Just recently, 20/20 did a piece about the on-location accident that took the life of camera assistant Sarah Jones. It is a wild recounting of events surrounding the production of the unreleased Midnight Rider. One that involves guerilla filmmaking, a director currently in the hot seat, and the real life consequences of making a movie without regulations.
In many ways it reminds me of the on set deaths of actors Vic Morrow, Myca Dinh Le, and Renee Shin-Yi Chen during Twilight Zone: The Movie. An incident that many believe destroyed the career of director John Landis (American Werewolf in London).
You can watch the entire segment in two parts below.
Troy-Jeffrey Allen writes about action/adventure for Action A Go Go. He is a comic book writer whose works include BamnComics.com, The Magic Bullet, Dr. Dremo’s Taphouse of Tall Tales, and the Harvey Award nominated District Comics. In addition, Allen has been a contributing writer for ComicBookBin.com, OfNote Magazine, and ForcesOfGeek.com. His work has been featured in the City Paper, The Baltimore Sun, Bethesda Magazine, The Examiner, and The Washington Post. Yes, he wrote this bio.