News 02.03.16

QUEENSLAND WELCOMES INTERNATIONAL PRODUCTION JUNGLE



Queensland is opening its doors to another major film production Jungle by Arclight Films and producer Dana Lustig with production commencing in April.

Jungle stars Daniel Radcliffe (Kill Your Darlings, Swiss Army Man and the Harry Potter films).

Based on the internationally bestselling memoir of the same name by Yossi Ghinsberg, the feature film tells the story of four travellers who set off into the heart of the Amazon rainforest on a dream adventure which quickly turns into a nightmare.

The film will be directed by Greg McLean (Wolf Creek, Wolf Creek 2), written by Justin Monjo (Rush, The Untold Story of INXS).

Produced by Gary Hamilton, Mark Lazarus, Mike Gabrawy, Dana Lustig and Greg McLean the film will shoot in Queensland offering over 100 jobs and injecting approximately $5.4 million into the local economy. Queensland-based producer Todd Fellman (Daybreakers, Mental) of Story Bridge Films is also behindJungle.

Jungle will be shooting at least 50 per cent of the production on location in South East Queensland and at Village Roadshow Studios.

Screen Queensland acknowledges the financial support of Screen Australia inJungle. Arclight Films is handling worldwide sales for the film.