13 January, 2021
New film to start shooting in Mareeba.
It will be a case of lights, camera and action in Mareeba this Friday when a group of locals start filming a new film.
It will be a case of lights, camera and action in Mareeba this Friday
when a group of locals start filming a new dark comedy-drama film.
The movie has gotten off the ground thanks to a grant of $10,000 by the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) and filming is due to start on January 15.
The film will be shot locally in Mareeba and Cairns using local talent and local crew members.
The short film Lindy Lou has been written by Mareeba Local Lisa Bertoldo who will also star and produce the movie.
Lisa said the dark comedy-drama will have a distinctive Far North Queensland flavour encompassing rural landscapes to social issues amongst the community.
“The 35 minute short film and TV pilot will be based in and around Mareeba focusing on a local family and it will be very Far North Queensland based.” Lisa said.
“It has a very dry sense of humour.”
Lisa said the movie takes place after a tragedy and slowly over time you find out what the tragedy is and you also find out about Lindy and her family.
“Most of the cast is sorted and all the cast and crew are Cairns and Mareeba based,” she said.
“Now we are just rehearsing and getting costumes and props underway.
“We have a very talented local cast and crew.”
Along with Lisa Bertoldo other local actors will include Oliver Vergari, Anthony Ring, Andy Gamble, Peta Cooke, Peter Merril, Daryl Heath, Dell Beckham and Drew Brauer .
Filming is due to start this Friday in Mareeba, for more information go to www.lisabertoldo.com