News 27.04.21

NSW FILM PRODUCTION REVS UP WITH MAD MAX PREQUEL FURIOSA



The long-awaited prequel to George Miller’s Academy Award Winning Mad Max: Fury Road is set to be filmed in NSW.

Furiosa stars Chris Hemsworth, Anya Taylor-Joy and Yahya Abdul Mateen II, and will become the largest production to ever be filmed in NSW when filming begins this year. 

Furiosa is expected to support more than 850 local jobs and bring in around $350 million into the NSW economy, with filming to take place in a number of locations including in Western Sydney and regional NSW.

Director Dr George Miller said it was great to see the Mad Max franchise return to Australia and applauded local film crews. 

“Australian film crews are some of the most talented and hardworking and dedicated you’ll ever find anywhere,” Dr Miller said.

“We are entirely grateful to the NSW Government and for the advice and help extended to us by Graeme Mason, CEO of Screen Australia and Grainne Brunsdon, Head of Screen NSW. The support of the Federal and New South Wales Governments were pivotal. They made it possible for the film to be greenlit, shot in Australia and for the production to be based in our home state.”

Dr George Miller, Director, Furiosa

The NSW Government’s $175 million Made in NSW fund and PDV Rebate and the Federal Government’s 40 percent Producer Offset helped to secure the production for NSW. 

About the film 

Furiosa will be produced by Kennedy Miller Mitchell Films Pty Ltd, and financed by Warner Bros. / Village Roadshow for worldwide distribution. George Miller will direct, co-write and produce the film, along with his long-time partner, Oscar-nominated producer Doug Mitchell. 

Miller’s behind-the-scenes creative team includes such long-time Australian collaborators as production designer Colin Gibson, editor Margaret Sixel, sound mixer Ben Osmo, and makeup designer Lesley Vanderwalt, each of whom won an Oscar for their work on “Mad Max: Fury Road,” as well as first assistant director PJ Voeten and second unit director and stunt coordinator Guy Norris. 

Mad Max: Fury Road was nominated for 10 Academy Awards in 2016, and won six, including for Production Design, Sound Mixing and Editing, Costume Design, Hair and Makeup, and Film Editing.

Featured Image Credit: (L-R) Chris Hemsworth, Grainne Brunsdon (Head Screen NSW), Doug Mitchell (Producer), Dr George Miller (Director).