Val­ley sets scene for hor­ror film crew

The Gazette (Derwent Valley) - - NEWS - PA­TRICK GEE

VI­O­LENCE and gore is what view­ers can ex­pect from fea­ture film Slaugh­ter­house, which wrapped up film­ing in the Der­went Val­ley this week.

Slaugh­ter­house will be the sec­ond fea­ture film for movie-mak­ing duo Ben­jamin Clarke and Sam Cur­tain af­ter the 2015 re­lease of Blood­hunt.

Mr Clarke — the film’s cowriter and pro­ducer — grew up in New Nor­folk but now lives and works in Melbourne.

“I’m from New Nor­folk so do­ing a lot of the film­ing around New Nor­folk and Gretna helped out a lot,” he said.

Co-writer and di­rec­tor Sam Cur­tain grew up in Man­ga­lore be­fore mov­ing to the main­land to study film­mak­ing, but has since moved back to Tas­ma­nia.

The film is pri­vately funded so the pair has re­lied on favours from lo­cals and com­mu­nity sup­port.

“We’ve been shoot­ing in fam­ily’s homes and talk­ing to friends and rel­a­tives and ask­ing if they know cer­tain lo­ca­tions and if they can help us out,” Mr Cur­tain said.

“Peo­ple have been awe­some — even the po­lice came out one day with a cou­ple of their con­sta­bles and a car for a scene for us and helped us out with firearms per­mits.”

The cast and crew mostly

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