Fumina South sets the scene
A film crew recently descended on Fumina South to utilise the region as the setting for a short fantasy/drama film.
The Swinburne University students scouted various locations before selecting Fumina South for film “The Way Home”. The town’s natural bush setting, neighbouring State Forest, nearby Yarra Ranges National Park as well as holiday house “Glimpses of Gippsland” will all be showcased in the film.
Owner of the quaint two-bedroom house Caroline Hammond said the film was another way of supporting all things local and sharing the amazing region between Noojee and Willow Grove with visitors from far and wide.
Young filmmakers Connor O’Neil and Freya Dahlström were impressed by the house and region whilst scouting for film locations.
Connor (producer) and Freya (writer and director) said the timber-lined home had the kind of warmth and sense of adventure they needed for their storyline.
The pair travelled to the area with a small film crew, as well as actors, for four days of filming. Editing is now being carried out before an end of year screening at Lido Cinema in Hawthorn.
You can follow the filmmakers’ adventures via Facebook, @TheLongWayHomeShortFilm2017.
Bookings for the holiday house are made via airbnb.com.au.
Utilising a holiday house at Fumina South and the surrounding bushland for short fantasy/drama film are (from left) Prince K Nediyedath, Freya Dahlström, Matt Bird, Miranda McLean, Joel Smith, Niraj Perera, Connor O’Neil and Lerkapaw Say. The film “The Way Home” is about a young girl who relies on a pot plant she inherited to escape from her mother's grief.