Frankenstein location filming coming to Melbourne for new creature feature
It’s more good news for Australia with the announcement that supernatural feature I, Frankenstein will film on location in Melbourne, Victoria. The project is a co-production between Los Angeles-based Lakeshore Entertainment and Hopscotch Features of Sydney.
The film is expected to spend nearly AUD40 million in Victoria and will employ around 500 local people as cast and crew. Melbourne’s Docklands Studios will act as the main base, with five separate sound stages on offer. Stage floor space ranges from 8,000 square feet on the smallest to 25,000 square feet on the largest.
Victoria has an incredible diversity of locations and specialised local crew, and Film Victoria's services and support are really outstanding.
Andrew Mason, Producer
Andrew Mason, a Producer on the project, talked about the appeal of Melbourne as a filming location: “Victoria has an incredible diversity of locations and specialised local crew, and Film Victoria's services and support are really outstanding. We decided Melbourne was the perfect home for this project.”
Jenni Tosi is Chief Executive Officer of Film Victoria: “Attracting a production of this calibre is great news for the industry. It gives local practitioners a chance to further develop their skills and experience, and builds on our already solid relationship with Australian and US production houses.”
In general it’s been a good year for Australia and the country’s international profile is soaring. The Gold Coast, Brisbane and Queensland hosted the Spielberg-produced big-budget TV show Terra Nova, which is gaining popularity in the US, and Baz Luhrmann is currently recreating New York at Fox Studios Sydney for The Great Gatsby. Early in 2012 Alex Proyas is scheduled to start work on a big-budget adaptation of Paradise Lost in the same city.
Global Filming Incentive - Australia (see more…)
Not Logged in
You must be logged in to post a comment
There are no comments