Farm be­comes film set

Narrogin Observer - - Front Page - Michael Traill

We’ve had hun­dreds of WWOOFERs over the years, we know what that’s like in re­al­ity.

Kelly New­ton-Wordsworth

The next gen­er­a­tion of Aus­tralian Hol­ly­wood stars from WAAPA and the WA Screen Academy made use of Bo­ran­ing Farm in Quin­dan­ning Val­ley last week.

In a joint eight-part web pro­duc­tion se­ries from the two elite Edith Cowan Univer­sity schools, 18 WAAPA act­ing stu­dents and 33 screen pro­duc­tion stu­dents made use of what they’ve learnt from their stud­ies to de­pict the story of “Eden”.

Eden tells the story of an or­ganic farm set at Bo­ran­ing, which hosts WWOOFERs (will­ing work­ers on or­ganic farms) from around the world.

The story is filled with mys­tery, thrills and mur­der ac­cord­ing to as­so­ci­ate dean at WAAPA An­drew Lewis.

“I’ve got 18 ac­tors in their sec­ond year of train­ing, and it gives them the op­por­tu­nity to play dif­fer­ent accents, be­cause WWOOFERs are from all around the world,” he said.

“We’re be­ing shot, and crewed and ex­e­cuted by the WA Screen Academy stu­dents who have writ­ten it, shot it and will edit it.”

For Bo­ran­ing farm owner Kelly New­ton-Wordsworth, who also plays a role in the pro­duc­tion, the story of Eden is an al­most an ex­ag­ger­ated re­al­ity.

“It’s (ex­pe­ri­enc­ing the film set on the farm) re­ally ex­cit­ing, unique and has never hap­pened be­fore,” she said.

“We’re (she and her hus­band Wil­liam) bio­dy­namic farmers, we’ve had WWOOFERs for 24 years, it’s very re­al­is­tic.

“We’ve had hun­dreds of WWOOFERs over the years, we know what that’s like in re­al­ity.”

Bo­ran­ing Farm hosted the film set over five days from last Mon­day.

WAAPA and the WA Screen Academy camped out over the week on the farm, mak­ing use of the farm’s gar­dens, pad­docks and on-site cafe as film sets.

Or­ganic farmer Kelly New­ton-Wordsworth and her prop­erty Bo­ran­ing Farm fea­ture in the joint Edith Cowan Univer­sity pro­duc­tion.

Pic­tures: Wil­liam New­ton-Wordsworth

One of the scenes be­ing shot on Bo­ran­ing Farm.

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