/News 12.12.17


Victoria’s versatile locations and world-class facilities have been in great demand from high-profile international and local productions in 2017, living up to its reputation as a sought-after filming location and production destination. 

Victoria’s landscapes provide uniquely Australian settings with many in close proximity to the city, such as Hanging Rock, The Grampians and Great Ocean Road. Melbourne’s historical and contemporary architecture can service period, contemporary and futuristic storylines.

Making the best use of iconic Victorian locations, the re-imagining of the timeless Australian novel and the movie of the same title Picnic At Hanging Rock called the regional town of Clunes and Melbourne’s Labassa and Ripponlea home during filming.

Co-executive producer Jo Porter said “We are so delighted that we have been able to realize the entire production in Victoria. We felt it was important and gives the production a point of difference. The Victorian landscape that Joan Lindsay brought to life so vividly, we wanted to capture that in our rendering of the novel.”

Docklands Studios Melbourne (DSM) is a world-class facility that attracts major national and international projects to Victoria. Located only five minutes from the city centre, the studios offer state-of-the-art, dry-hire facilities for film and television production. The studio is easily accessible to all major motorways, Melbourne airport and surrounding regional areas.

In 2017 Docklands Studios Melbourne (DSM) accommodated the supernatural thriller Winchester: The House That Ghosts Built starring Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren and directed by Peter and Michael Spierig (Predestination). Winchester: The House That Ghosts Built was joined at DSM by sci-fi thriller Stem, helmed by home-grown director Leigh Whannell and starring Prometheus’ Logan Marshall-Green.

Victoria’s award-winning post-production houses, including Iloura and Luma Pictures, put their stamp of VFX excellence on key international projects in 2017.

Following their Emmy Award® win for their work on Game of Thrones ‘Battle of Bastards’, Iloura crafted absorbing visuals effects for season seven’s ‘The Spoils of War’ episode.

Luma Pictures conceived and created 11 breath-taking key sequences over the course of a year for Spider-Man: Homecoming, which was widely praised as the best Spider-Man movie to date.

As the credits roll on a busy year for Victorian production, the scene is set for another bumper year in 2018, with Victoria set to welcome Judy and PunchAcute Misfortune and True History of the Kelly Gang (Feature); Back in Very Small BusinessRomper Stomper and Jack Irish Season 2 (TV).

For more information on Victoria’s filming locations and production, incentives contact:

Joe Brinkmann
Manager – Incentives and Investments
[email protected]