Stunning NSW scenery set to shine in Hollywood
Producers and location scouts in Hollywood will view more than 50 of the most awe-inspiring locations in NSW as highlighted in a new video aimed at promoting NSW to the international film industry this week.
Sandscapes (north of Newcastle), eerie plains (Monaro) and snow-capped peaks (Snowy Mountains) are amongst the locations showcased, along with sweeping footage of NSW greenery, beaches and a range of modern, industrial and historic buildings found across the State.
The three-minute ‘A place for every story’ video also highlights how NSW scenery can double for locations across the United States, Great Britain, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, and how production facilities at Fox Studios are located just 10 minutes from the CBD.
Minister for the Arts Don Harwin said that money spent on screen represented excellent value for the NSW economy. In the past two years, the Made in NSW fund had helped generate more than $319 million in production expenditure, and helped support more than 8,800 jobs.
“With this video we wanted to showcase the NSW that filmmakers don’t see every day, and really promote the incredible choice and adaptability that our stunning regional and metro locations have to offer international filmmakers,” Mr Harwin said.
“In the past couple of years alone, parts of NSW have doubled for the Lake District in Peter Rabbit, been the studio base for Alien: Covenant and most recently our modern Barangaroo complex and parts of Cronulla have delivered the futuristic and dystopian setting for Universal’s Pacific Rim: Uprising.
“NSW is hugely film-friendly and has a workforce dedicated to helping filmmakers through the entire process. We are delighted to be able to capture the best of our landscape offering through this teaser and excited to showcase it to Hollywood later this month.”
The video will be used by arts, screen and culture agency Create NSW on an ongoing basis to promote the State to domestic and international filmmakers.
Published: 12 March 2018