Film-mak­ers “saw” some­thing spe­cial at Tum­barumba

Australasian Timber - - BUSINESS PROFILE - HYNE -

HYNE TIM­BERS’ taste of Hol­ly­wood was a wrap when film­ing of ‘The Daugh­ter’ fin­ished in the Tum­barumba Mill.

Star­ring Ge­of­frey Rush and Miranda Otto, the moviemak­ers not only se­lected the Hyne Tim­ber mill as one of their film­ing lo­ca­tions, but also em­ployed 25 Hyne Tim­ber staff as ‘ex­tras’.

Hyne Tim­ber Man­u­fac­tur­ing Man­ager Chris Skeel­sPig­gins de­scribed the ex­pe­ri­ence as a ca­reer high­light and an ex­cit­ing op­por­tu­nity for the mill and Tum­barumba,

“The film mak­ers wanted a sawmill for some of their scenes, ide­ally set upon a scenic back­drop in coun­try New South Wales.

“While ini­tially, we couldn’t think of any­thing worse than ac­com­mo­dat­ing a film crew in an ac­tive mill, the op­por­tu­nity for Hyne Tim­ber to sup­port a project bring­ing all these peo­ple to the town of Tum­barumba far out­weighed any chal­lenges.

“The crew were great to work with and it didn’t dis­rupt op­er­a­tions at all. We opened the mill es­pe­cially on a Saturday with our trained Hyne staff em­ployed as ex­tras. This meant all health, safety and en­vi­ron­men­tal re­quire­ments were met while our em­ploy­ees joined in the film-mak­ing fun.

“The Direc­tor de­cides how much of what they filmed at Hyne Tim­ber will make the fi­nal cut but hope­fully the beauty of the area at the very least will be well rep­re­sented and on show to the world.

“Meet­ing Ge­of­frey Rush isn’t some­thing you get to do ev­ery day. My only re­gret is that I didn’t get to meet Miranda Otto,” Chris said.

Bruce Wright, Site Ser­vices Man­ager at the Tum­barumba Mill, as­sisted with the re­cruit­ment of the ex­tras and co­or­di­na­tion of the film crew,

“The whole crew in­clud­ing the di­rec­tors and the stars were great to work with. Noth­ing was too much trou­ble from man­ag­ing se­cu­rity at the gate­house to get­ting all the shots done.

“All our staff em­ployed as ex­tras de­scribed the ex­pe­ri­ence as a great day out.”

“It al­ways helps pop­u­lar­ity when fan­tas­tic food is pro­vided from their cater­ing van too!” Bruce said.

While lit­tle is known about the movie ‘The Daugh­ter’ at this early stage of pro­duc­tion, it is a fam­ily drama writ­ten and directed by Si­mon Stone in­spired by Nor­we­gian play­wright, Henrik Ib­sen’s ‘The Wild Duck’ (1884).

Photo: Hyne Tim­ber

The scenic beauty around the mill.

Photo: Hyne Tim­ber

Man­u­fac­tur­ing Man­ager Chris Skeels-Pig­gins and Ge­of­frey Rush.

Photo: Hyne Tim­ber

Film crew at work.

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