We’ve just heard the sad news that Sanctum producer Andrew Wight has died in a helicopter crash off the coast of New South Wales in Australia. The filmmaker perished with BAFTA and Emmy award winner Mike deGruy in the accident whilst they were apparently scouting locations for a new project. Wight was just 51 years old and deGruy 60.
Wight was worked on a variety of projects for James Cameron including the 3D underwater film Ghosts Of The Abyss in 2003 before going on to write and produce Sanctum last year, a film that was executive-produced by Cameron. Sanctum was based on Wight’s own experience revolving around his near-death incident in an underwater cave. It went on to take $100 million at the box-office.
Mike deGruy was an award-winning cinematographer, working on such projects as Deep Blue and many other TV wildlife documentaries. He tweeted four days before the crash; “Been in Australia 2 weeks, »
- Paul Heath
Similar News ItemsJames Cameron (I)
- Terminator Genisys Is On Fire In China, Posting Crazy Box Office Numbers (From Cinema Blend. 1 September 2015, 10:08 AM, PDT)
- Undead rewatched: aliens and zombies collide in a gung-ho low-budget classic (From The Guardian - Film News. 29 August 2015, 5:30 PM, PDT)
- Film4 FrightFest 2015 Review – Stung (2015) (From Flickeringmyth. 28 August 2015, 12:00 AM, PDT)
- Practice Your On-Camera Skills with ‘Annabelle’ CD Lauren Bass! (From Backstage. 6 October 2014, 12:28 PM, PDT)
- Toronto: FilmNation Beefs Up With Ben Browning (From Variety - Film News. 5 September 2014, 7:00 AM, PDT)
- Toronto: FilmNation Hires Vet Ben Browning (From Deadline. 5 September 2014, 5:44 AM, PDT)
- Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce Golden Reel Nominees (From Variety - Film News. 14 January 2015, 12:24 PM, PST)
- ‘Birdman,’ ‘Apes’ Top 2015 Golden Reel Nominations (From Deadline. 14 January 2015, 12:00 PM, PST)
- Russell Crowe-Directed Movie Up for Australian Film Award; Crowe Shortlisted Only in Acting Category (From Alt Film Guide. 2 December 2014, 9:05 PM, PST)