Canadian Family Sets Themselves on Fire, Gets Reality Show
A Canadian family from North Vancouver, British Columbia set themselves on fire in hopes of getting a reality show and sure enough, the Dunn family is set to sign a contract. Stuntman and family patriarch, Jim Dunn said, "a full family, particularly with younger kids, has never been set on fire together," and with that mentality Dunn, his wife, and their three children decided it would be a good idea to douse themselves in flame retardant, light themselves on fire, and then pretend to be marshmallows roasting. This is not a joke.
Dunn and his children have all done stunt work in films, with 400 and 20 films each to their names:
Austin, 9, got his first on-screen punch and knock-down when he was four.
Daughter Ali, 12, was zapped by lightning.
And 15-year-old Connor was once rescued by actor Halle Berry from a malfunctioning amusement park ride in the 2004 movie Catwoman.
The marshmallow stunt apparently took two weeks to prepare and coordinate and called for a safety crew of industry professionals on set to extinguish the family post-roast.
About the prospect of the show, daughter Ali said, "there's no other show about stunt families, so that would be really cool." Dunn is keeping mum about the details of the show but judging from the enthusiasm of the family they are apparently ready, eager, and more than willing.