Michelle Monaghan who you may know from the Mission Impossible franchise has joined aussies Jason Clarke and Jai Courtney filming BLACK SITE in Queensland! This also continues to show us the reasoning behind WA needing its own studio, every week it seems another project is being filmed.. Melissa McCarthy has just started shooting a Netflix film in NSW this week aswell!
Also in the cast – Pallavi Sharda, Phoenix Raei and Uli Latukefu, the film is described as a wild-chase thriller that follows a group of officers fighting for their lives in a cat-and-mouse game against evil genius, Hatchet (played by Jason Clarke).
Funded by the Queensland Government via Screen Queensland through the Production Attraction Strategy, the locally made feature will inject more than $9 million into the state economy and create approximately 200 jobs for crew, cast and extras.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the co-produced feature film will recruit a majority of Queensland crew and cast, and employ mostly Queenslanders as Heads of Department on the production.
“We will continue to support the screen industry because it supports local jobs,” the Premier said.
“Because of our strong health response during a global pandemic we are the location of choice for a lot of productions not just here in Australia but around the world.
“We’re not only able to attract international productions, but we’re able to stimulate co-production that supports the growth of local production businesses in Queensland while growing employment opportunities for local practitioners.
“I’m equally proud of the broad range of screen projects happening right across Queensland at this time, from TV series for streaming platforms and big-budget feature films to reality TV shows like Australian Survivor headed for Cloncurry—it’s an exciting time to be in the movie-making business in Queensland.”
Story Bridge Films producer Todd Fellman thanked Screen Queensland for supporting the project and agreed that Queensland is an ideal production location for feature films of all genres and budgets.
“Story Bridge Films is committed to producing world-class Australian films and co-productions. We’ve filmed projects all around the world, but there’s really nowhere like Queensland for its first-class crews, diversity of locations and quality facilities—we’ve got it all here.”