News 09.12.15

HACKSAW RIDGE and THE SHALLOWS FILMING IN NSW



World War II film Hacksaw Ridge, directed by Mel Gibson has been shooting in regional New South Wales and Sydney. The cast includes Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Vince Vaughn, Hugo Weaving, Teresa Palmer, Rachel Griffiths, Richard Roxburgh, Ryan Coor and Firass Dirani.

The screenplay is by Australian writer Andrew Knight and is being produced by Hollywood producer Bill Mechanic (this is the third film that Mechanic has shot in Australia after the histrocial fantasy The King’s Daughter in Melbourne and the thriller 2.22 in Sydney) and Australians Bruce Davey and Paul Currie. Executive Producer is James Vernon

The production team from Columbia Pictures The Shallows, directed by James collet-Serra has also been busy filming on World Heritage listed paradise, Lord Howe island for the past month.

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ANDY SPAULDING PRODUCER OF TRUTH SAYS . . .
We were pleased (and surprised) to find that Sydney and the surrounding area offered us excellent locations to match the New York and Dallas settings for [the film] Truth.  Plus we had an excellent, highly experienced crew that were a pleasure to work with. Overall it was a great filming experience and we’d welcome the opportunity to work in Sydney again. Watch the trailer.

KATH SHELPER, PRODUCER OF RUBEN GUTHRIE SAYS . . .
Working [on Ruben Guthrie] in Sydney was a joy.  A thriving city in a naturally beautiful location. The weather is sublime – the colours, the light, the sunsets. To top it off we then have great crews and amazing facilities with passionate people to collaborate with every step of the way through production. Why would you want to be anywhere else? Watch the trailer.