FCX Escape Systems: Q&A With Cast and Crew of the FCX Videos

Sterling Solid Apr 25th 2017
Q&A With Cast and Crew of the FCX Videos

We sat down with the talent and director of the award-winning FCX Fire Escape films for a look behind the curtain at what it was like to make these videos.

Sterling: Who was more of a diva on set- the EMT’s or the Firefighters?
Director: Firefighters. No contest.

Sterling: Was it because of their rugged good looks that you didn’t need hair and makeup on set?
Director: No. It's because they have no hair. (ps. There was hair and makeup there, but it was to make people look uglier. That's how I roll)

Sterling: So, did they act natural when the smoke machine was going off in their face?
Director: If dead-eye stare is a natural reaction to having fog-juice spat in your face, then yes.

Sterling: When you were shooting the FCX device- was it difficult to make the model look sexy?
Director: My $40 piece of diamond thread sheet metal did the bulk of the heavy lifting.

Sterling: Do you see producing a Sterling fire-escape calendar in the future?
Director: Talk to my agent about modeling opportunities, but I don't know that you guys can afford me.

Sterling: Now to talk about the talent on set- was it more difficult to work with the FireTech2 or the SafeTech?
Director: Ironically, SafeTech. Nylon core is super fattening.

Sterling: Were there any special accommodations that the firefighters requested to have in their trailers?
Director: Hose.

Next we sat down with Dan, the star firefighter on the set of the FCX videos.

Sterling: How has being a video star changed your life?
Dan: I keep expecting to be noticed when I walk into a pub or coffee shop but it hasn't really happened yet. Maybe things will change after the premier!

Sterling: How often do you get asked for your autograph?
Dan: So far today I haven't been asked yet however it is only 7:30 in the morning and I haven't left the house yet. Ha!

Sterling: Do you have plans to be in any more upcoming films?
Dan: I'm waiting to hear back from my agent for upcoming films.

Sterling: Who’s your agent?
Dan: My black lab Freddy books most of my talent appearances.

Sterling: Do other firefighters treat you differently now that you’re famous?
Dan: The firehouse can be a very sarcastic atmosphere and this has definitely giving the guys more fuel for the fire!

No firefighters or film crew members were harmed in the making of these videos.

Learn more about the FCX Escape Device and the FCX Escape Systems.