Written by on Oct 23, 2014. Posted in On Location

Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford to film political drama Truth in Australia

Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford will film political drama Truth in Sydney, Australia. The movie will recount the true story of the 2004 news reports by veteran journalist Dan Rather that President George W Bush may have used his privilege to avoid serving in the Vietnam War.

Truth will film on location in Sydney for eight weeks and will also complete much of its post-production work in the Australian city. The production will spend around USD 10 million locally.

Screen NSW has negotiated with the producers to bring this production to the state against strong competition from other possible locations around the world,” said Troy Grant, Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts.

“Securing this high quality production for NSW demonstrates the competitiveness of doing business here and our international reputation for being film-friendly. This government has worked hard to ensure filmmakers know they are welcome.”

Truth is the latest high-profile international production to announce an Australian shoot and comes just a few weeks after Disney confirmed it will be filming Pirates of the Caribbean 5 in Queensland. The fantasy drama will be the biggest shoot Australia has ever hosted.

Ausfilm Week London is currently underway and Screen Australia has used the occasion to announce that its existing co-production agreements with nearly a dozen different countries will be made more flexible. Fifteen Australian production companies are in London this week meeting with fifty separate UK organisations, before the delegation moves to Los Angeles to promote Australia’s film industry in the US.


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