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Film stars set to start shooting in Wimmera

Film-makers using Wimmera locations, scenery and extras in a major international movie are set to gather in the region to shoot key elements of the production.

Sue Maslin, producer of The Dressmaker, confirmed that a self-contained arts community would be on the road in the next week set up at locations including Jung and Longerenong.

“We’ve booked out pretty much every motel room in Horsham. It’s 120 people, it’s like bringing a circus to town,” she said.

“We’ve already done a lot of filming and it’s been terrific. It is going really well.”

The Dressmaker, written and directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse and featuring an internationally acclaimed cast and crew, is due for release on October 1, next year.

It is a ‘bittersweet comedy’  based on a Rosalie Ham novel. It is about a glamorous young woman who in the early 1950s returns, after many years in Europe, to her small home town of Dungatar in rural Australia.

Ms Maslin said filming in the Wimmera would involve transforming Jung Recreation Reserve for football-match scenes and Longerenong homestead for a wedding.

“We’ve already done a lot of filming with the footy extras and all extras have been fitted out for costumes in Melbourne. It has all gone really well,” she said.

“The big wedding reception scene will be in front of Longerenong homestead and of course the Jung oval will undergo a major transformation.”

Academy Award winner Kate Winslet, Judy Davis, Liam Hemsworth and Hugo Weaving lead a star-studded cast.


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Posted on Dec 3 2014

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