News 22.06.22

LOCATION SPOTLIGHT: BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND – AUSTRALIA’S RIVER CITY



Brisbane is Queensland’s sprawling capital city, containing a dry-hire studio facility, Screen Queensland Studios: Brisbane, which is situated near an international airport, and has a wide range of picture-perfect locations.  

Slick contemporary cityscapes, gritty laneways, urban parks, historical architecture, industrial sites, serene countryside, waterways and more, the wider Brisbane area has it all ⁠— complete with a sunny, subtropical climate.

BRISBANE – DIVERSE LOCATIONS, STRONG TRACK RECORD 

The wide streets of downtown Brisbane doubled for New York in Thor: Ragnarok (Marvel Studios), Tokyo in Pacific Rim: Uprising, Los Angeles in San Andreas and for London in the upcoming film The Portable Door. 

The brutalist architecture of the Queensland Art Gallery in the city’s creative precinct of South Bank was ideal to transport audiences back in time to the 1980s, to the University of Miami in Young Rock. Production of season 1 which was based at Screen Queensland Studios: Brisbane.  

The final scene of the Chinese comedy At Last 玩命三日 took place at the riverside 1900s industrial building, Brisbane Powerhouse — now a chic contemporary arts space. The building lies adjacent to New Farm Park, from where the city’s skyscrapers can be seen in the distance.

One of Brisbane’s more surprising locations, The Chinatown Mall in the inner-city nightclub district of Fortitude Valley was used in Godzilla vs Kong. 

Brisbane is home to a wide range of historical architecture. Disney+ sci-fi series Nautilus was recently filmed at the city’s historic Old Museum at Bowen Hills. 

Jumping out of the city and to nearby Moreton Bay, select scenes for the upcoming Universal Pictures romantic comedy Ticket to Paradise were filmed at Tangalooma Island Resort. The white sands and calm turquoise waters were an easy double for Bali. 

Universal NBC series JOE vs CAROLE is the latest international project to film at Screen Queensland Studios: Brisbane. Surrounding locations throughout the wider Brisbane area provided ample opportunity to pose as both Oklahoma and Florida within a small, convenient radius.   

Suburban streets and bushland in the Mount Cotton area provided the ideal backdrop for Paramount Pictures’ Love and Monsters, which was the first production to occupy Screen Queensland Studios: Brisbane in 2019.  

SCREEN QUEENSLAND STUDIOS: BRISBANE 

Screen Queensland Studios: Brisbane, is located at 45 Gosport Street Hemmant, Queensland and is operated by the state agency Screen Queensland. The lot is just 15 minutes drive from downtown Brisbane and 12 minutes from Brisbane International Airport (BNE). The dry hire facility is well suited to low to mid-range budget feature films and series and offers:

  • a total lettable area of 16,000 square metres (173,000 square feet) 
  • two sound stages 
  • two warehouses 
  • one mixed-use building 
  • production offices 
  • eight green rooms 
  • 200 parking spaces. 

INCENTIVES 

Screen Queensland, headquartered in Brisbane, offers location services as well as incentives to film in the state. The Production Attraction Incentive is available to productions with a minimum spend of $3.5 million in the state, and can be used in conjunction with the federal government’s Location Offset and Location Incentive. 

CONTACT  

For more information about Screen Queensland Studios, incentives, location services and Queensland-based post-production facilities, contact: 
Jonathan Proby 
[email protected]
www.screenqueensland.com.au