Filming at the creek


Filming at the creek

Interesting characters: a selection of the cast involved in a movie that is being filmed at Coal Creek this week.


IT’s lights, camera, action at Coal Creek this week as the park becomes the set of a short film.

Five budding student film makers from Deakin University are using the park to tell the story of bushranger Ben Hall as part of a course assignment.

The team is taking over a section of Coal Creek yesterday, today (Wednesday) and tomorrow for filming.

Gunfire and fake blood are prominent in this fierce fictional tale based in the 1840s which follows Ben Hall through his shoot ‘em adventures in the Australian bush.

Film-maker Zoe Dahlenburg said Coal Creek is a great place to film.

“In the film, the characters seek refuge in a cottage and there is a perfect one here,” she said.

“It is actually originally from the 1840s so it’s what we were looking for.”

Coal Creek wasn’t the team’s original idea for the set.

“At first we wanted a cottage in the bush and we couldn’t find one that suited anywhere,” Miss Dahlenburg explained.

“But then we got put onto Coal Creek through Film Gippsland and it turns out it is a fantastic setting.”

Park co-ordinator Rowena Ashley welcomed-film making in the park.

“It gives the students a great experience of what film-making is all about,” she said.

“All the safety procedures and policy they have to adhere to makes it a great learning exercise.

“It also gives us a bit of promotion at the same time, which is great.”

The film will not only be used as part of the students’ course, but also entered into various film festivals around the country.

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