Hunt­ing movie magic

Southern Gazette (Belmont) - - FRONT PAGE - Sarah Brookes

AN award-win­ning film about a dis­tant son at­tempt­ing to re­con­nect with his fa­ther by go­ing on a hunt for a beast that no one be­lieves ex­ists was filmed in Kala­munda.

The 15-minute fam­ily drama has screened at a se­ries of film fes­ti­vals in­clud­ing Mel­bourne Un­der­ground and Sil­i­con Beach Film Festival in Cal­i­for­nia.

Film direc­tor Adrian Pros­pero said the City of Kala­munda helped source and rec­om­mend film­ing lo­ca­tions for the movie, in­clud­ing Bick­ley, Jor­gensen Park and Hain­ault Win­ery.

“In the film, dis­tant son Lin­coln must con­vince his fa­ther Do­minic he is hunt­ing for an an­i­mal he saw 40 years ago that doesn’t ex­ist,” he said.

“Hav­ing been away for a long time, Lin­coln strug­gles to un­der­stand and con­nect with his fa­ther, so he de­cides to ac­com­pany his fa­ther on the hunt in the hope of con­vinc­ing him it is all in his head.”

The Hunt earned the Best Aus­tralian Film Award at the Cana­dian World In­ter­na­tional Film Festival and was also a fi­nal­ist at the New York Film Awards.

City of Kala­munda Mayor John Giar­dina said the City was a film-friendly lo­ca­tion keen to of­fer its sup­port to the pro­fes­sional film and tele­vi­sion in­dus­try.

“The City created Film Kala­munda to as­sist di­rec­tors and crews wish­ing to make films in WA,” he said.

“We have a no-has­sle ap­proach to help­ing the film in­dus­try to find great lo­ca­tions.

“Our film lo­ca­tions gallery has been care­fully com­piled to show­case the wide range of film op­por­tu­ni­ties avail­able within the area, both pri­vate and pub­lic, in­clud­ing a se­lec­tion of roads ideal for track­ing shots.

“We see the cre­ation of films in Kala­munda as an op­por­tu­nity to high­light what a beau­ti­ful and di­verse part of the world this is with pos­i­tive eco­nomic and tourism ben­e­fits.”

On set in Kala­munda for film­ing of The Hunt.

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