The rehearsed routine was already in place, with the intention of propelling Harry Potter through the air in a battle with the snake Nagini. David Holmes, Daniel Radcliffe's stunt double, took the impact, feeling the pain inherent in stunt work. The next day, the team returned to perfect the routine, adding more weight to the pulley system to increase Harry's flight speed.\r\n\r\nREAD: \u201cUnlocking Hollywood\u2019s Best-Kept Secret: Albert Brooks Untold Journey and the Stanley Kubrick Boost! You Won\u2019t Believe What \u2018Defending My Life\u2019 Reveals!\u201d\r\n\r\n"I knew straight away," Holmes recalls 14 years later. "I knew I\u2019d broken my neck." The impact left him conscious but paralyzed. The accident not only changed Holmes's life permanently but also had a profound impact on those on the set of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1."\r\nHarry Potter\r\nThe Potter crew, a close-knit family, had worked together for years. Holmes, a cheeky and talented presence, was like a mascot. After the accident, the news spread, and the crew adjusted to a new normal without him. The incident didn't lead to public disputes or legal battles; instead, Holmes quietly worked to rebuild his life.\r\n\r\nNow, at 40, Holmes lives with paralysis from the chest down, supported by four full-time carers. His journey includes moments of despair, resilience, and a decade of decadence as he grappled with the life-altering consequences. Despite the challenges, Holmes has found renewed hope and purpose, engaging in various projects, including a podcast series and plans for a stunt studio to help working-class individuals enter the industry.\r\n\r\nThe documentary, "The Boy Who Lived," produced by Daniel Radcliffe, explores Holmes's life post-accident, highlighting not only his struggles but also the impact on his colleagues, like stunt coordinator Greg Powell and friend Marc Mailley. Holmes hopes to inspire change in the film industry, improve the quality of life for individuals with spinal cord injuries, and contribute to making stunts safer.\r\n\r\nWhile acknowledging the difficulties, Holmes faces his situation with humor and resilience. He reflects on his legacy, the support from Warner Bros., and his unique bond with Daniel Radcliffe. Despite the pain, Holmes looks ahead to the future, actively contributing to various projects and advocating for advancements in spinal cord injury care.\r\n\r\n"The Boy Who Lived" serves as a poignant portrayal of a man's journey from the heights of a stunt performer's career to the challenges of life after a catastrophic accident.