/News 28.06.22


Direct from Cannes to Queensland, the cast and crew of the much-anticipated biopic Elvis – from the creative mind of iconic Australian director Baz Luhrmann – walked the red carpet for the Australian Premiere at the Gold Coast, on Saturday 4 June.

To celebrate and promote the film’s upcoming release, the event was attended by Baz Luhrmann, his wife and Academy Award-winning designer Catherine Martin, and stars Tom Hanks, Austin Butler and Olivia DeJonge.

Filmed at Village Roadshow Studios on the Gold Coast and surrounding locations, the production made full use of the studio’s ample facilities, as well as spacious backlots for large and complex constructed sets.

“There is no better place to make a motion picture than right here on the Gold Coast.”

Tom Hanks, who played Col. Tom Parker in Elvis. [Australian Premiere speech]

“Magic, magic, magic. ‘The Goldie’ [Gold Coast] is golden. I say it because we’re buying space here, we’ll make more movies here, it’s a special part of the world.”

Baz Luhrmann, Director (Australian Premiere speech)

The production was supported by the Queensland Government through Screen Queensland’s Production Attraction Strategy.

Elvis hit cinemas on 23 June to receive global acclaim.

For more information about Screen Queensland’s incentives, filming locations, studios and facilities, please visit screenqueensland.com.au.

Feature image: Director Baz Luhrmann and Screen Queensland CEO, Kylie Munnich. Photo Credit: RixRyan Photography