News 27.09.16

FIRST FILM TO BE GREEN LIT UNDER WESTERN AUSTRALIAN REGIONAL FILM FUND – STARTS PRODUCTION



Three Summers, written and directed by Ben Elton, has commenced filming in Western Australia’s Peel region. It was recently announced as the first feature film to be green lit under the Western Australian Regional Film Fund, which is made possible by the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program.

Ian Booth, Chief Executive, Screenwest said that the fund was helping to attract quality productions to shoot in regional Western Australia. “Three Summers is written and directed by internationally renowned writer and comedian and Fremantle resident Ben Elton. The film, an ensemble romantic comedy set at a fictitious version of the famous Fairbridge Festival, will provide many jobs to the local screen industry” Mr. Booth said.

“We’re pleased to be partnering with the Peel Development Commission to deliver this project, the first feature film to be shot entirely in the Peel region and will be produced and post-produced in Western Australia.”

“The aim of the Regional Film Fund is to stimulate regional screen industry activity, build local capacity and contribute to the liveability and vibrancy of regional Western Australia.”

“Projects can have such a strong impact to the economic areas in which they work. Recent examples of this were Jasper Jones which was filmed for four weeks in Pemberton and also Breath which shot for over six weeks in Denmark [in Western Australia]” he said.

Three Summers is a uniquely West Australian tale told through the eyes of one of our favourite adopted Australians, Ben Elton,” said Sally Caplan, Head of Production at Screen Australia. “We’re delighted to again be working with Screenwest and all of us at Screen Australia wish the production well.”