Film in PROVINCIAL victoria
Victoria's geographically diverse locations allow the state to double for almost anywhere in the world.
In Ghost Rider, the open country roads of Bacchus Marsh doubled for Texas; in Charlotte's Web the farmlands of Greendale stepped back in time for 1950s Maine; in The Bank Job, a house and surrounding land in Werribee became the Dominican Republic; in Knowing the green fields of Mount Macedon portrayed Massachusetts; and in The Pacific a quarry in Little River stood in for the battlegrounds of World War 2.
And if you're wondering, all of these locations are less than one hour from the capital city of Melbourne!
Film Victoria works closely with Victoria's provincial councils to make the state the most film friendly in Australia and ensure film and television productions continue to utilise provincial locations and have a fantastic experience in the process!
In 2005, all 48 of the state's provincial councils committed to take part in Film Victoria's Provincial Film Strategy, Location Victoria. Outcomes of the ongoing Strategy include formal film policies being put in place by a number of the councils, two comprehensive provincial location photography shoots and the development of seven provincial film attraction websites.
Each website has everything a filmmaker needs - including a location image library, local town information, maps of the region, council contact details and policy documents, where available. Click on one of the regions on the map above to view the corresponding provincial film attraction website.
Many local and international film and television productions have filmed in provincial Victoria over the last few years, including:
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
The Killer Elite
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
The Eye of the Storm
The Loved Ones
Where The Wild Things Are
Rush Series 2
Romulus, My Father
The Tender Hook
Bed of Roses Series 1-3
Saddle Club Series 2
Charlie & Boots
From a filmmakers perspective it's fantastic to work with film-friendly towns and councils to make a movie. We were able to tell a local story using a local setting, with local people helping out and sometimes star in the film. We had a very positive experience filming Romulus, My Father in Victoria.
Robert Connolly, Producer,
Romulus, My Father
We had a particular need for deciduous trees to match the Northern United States. We found them all over the city and at various farm locations that were close. In fact, we build the farm environment for Charlotte's Web about an hour from downtown.
Jordan Kerner, Producer, Charlotte's Web