Written by Shona Smith on Apr 19, 2021. Posted in Production News

Mad Max prequel Furiosa to be biggest film ever made in Australia

Filming is set to begin in New South Wales in June. Titled Furiosa, the film is expected to bring in around AUD350 million to the New South Wales Economy and become the largest shoot in Australian history.

2016's Mad Max: Fury Road

The upcoming film is a prequel to George Miller’s 2016’s Academy Award winning Mad Max: Fury Road. The upcoming film is directed, co-writing and produced by Miller alongside long-time Oscar-nominated producing partner Doug Mitchell. Chris Hemsworth (Avengers, Snow White and the Huntsman ), Anya Taylor-Joy (Radioactive, Peaky Blinders) and Yahya Abdul Mateen II (Aquaman, Baywatch) will have starring roles.

The Warner Brothers / Village Roadshow financed feature will be the biggest film to ever shoot in New South Wales and locations will include Western Sydney and regional New South Wales. Furiosa will support more than 850 local jobs and bring in AUD350 to the economy. Production funding from the regional and federal funds helped the state to secure the production. The NSW Government made AUD175 million available from the NSW Fund, and the federal Post, Digital and Visual Effects Rebate and 40% Producer Offset are stackable with the regional support.

“We are entirely grateful to the Berejiklian Government and for the advice and help extended to us by Graeme Mason, CEO of Screen Australia and Grainne Brunsdon, Head of Screen NSW. The support of the Federal and New South Wales Governments were pivotal. They made it possible for the film to be greenlit, shot in Australia and for the production to be based in our home state,” Dr Miller said.

2016’s Mad Max: Fury Road also shot in New South Wales, Australia, in South Africa as well as Namibia where nuclear war-ravaged wasteland scenes were shot. The film was nominated for ten Academy Awards, winning six including production design. Returning Australian behind-the-scenes creative team includes Australian collaborators production designer Colin Gibson, editor Margaret Sixel, sound mixer Ben Osmo and makeup designer Lesley Vanderwalt, each of whom were nominated for Academy Awards for Fury Road.



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