The Sunday Mail (Queensland)




KAN­DANGA KAN­DANGA, a tiny tow town i in re­gional Queens­land, is usu­ally home to fewer than 1000 peo­ple.

But on the day we ar­rive, the main street is full of ac­tiv­ity. Di­rec­tor and writer Chris Sun’s latest pro­ject, Boar, is be­ing filmed here and Sun­day Con­fi­den­tial was granted a look be­hind the scenes.

A hor­ror movie about a gi­ant boar ter­ror­is­ing a small town, the film boasts an in­cred­i­ble cast. On this day Hugh Sheri­dan, Si­mone Buchanan, Ernie Dingo,

Bill Mose­ley and Christie-Lee Brit­ten act out a scene in front of the town’s post of­fice.

At the Kan­danga pub, a short hort walk up the road, lo­cals peer r out the win­dows at the ac­tion. But they don’t need to look far to spot a star.

John Jar­ratt and Melis­saa Tkautz are there tak­ing a break be­tween scenes and are re more than happy to chat to the he colour­ful lo­cals.

Sun has made the most of the town’s res­i­dents, with a few land­ing roles as ex­tras.

Buchanan said she jumped at the chance to act in Boar.

“Chris ap­proached me about ut the role and I told him I would love to read the script,” she said.d . “I loved it straight away. It is a re­ally cool, Aussie, dinky-di cast st and I think it was so clever of Chris to cast it that way.” But it hasn’t all been easy, with stren­u­ous all-night shoots es­sen­tial to cap­ture some of the film’s more fright­en­ing mo­ments. Clearly the cast and crew have found their rhythm, and all the ac­tors praise Sun’s ef­forts. It’s lit­tle sur­prise then that some of the ac­tors from his last fea­ture, Char­lie’s Farm, also fea­ture in Boar, in­clud­ing Mose­ley and Nathan Jones.

“Chris is an amaz­ing di­rec­tor and we also have a won­der­ful crew,” Buchanan said. Boar will be re­leased in 2016.

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