Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Minister for Culture and the Arts; Sport and Recreation; International Education; Heritage

    US feature film coming to WA for post-production

    11/05/2022 3:00 PM
    • WA post-production crew brought in for US feature film
    • Post-production supported by McGowan Government through Screenwest
    • Opportunity for Western Australian artists and technicians

    The McGowan Government's commitment to developing Western Australia's screen industry is supporting incredible productions being drawn to WA.


    US feature film 'Where All Light Tends to Go', starring Billy Bob Thornton, Robin Wright and Hopper Penn, is coming to WA for post-production.


    The cinematic adaptation of the award-winning novel of the same name, which recently wrapped up filming in Atlanta, Georgia, was directed by Western Australian director Ben Young (Clickbait, Hounds of Love).


    Western Australian involvement in the picture was already significant, including WA producer Jamie Hilton from See Pictures, WA Director of Photography Michael McDermott (Judas Collar, Hounds of Love) and WA actress Emma Booth (The Gloaming, Glitch) starring as Josie.


    Post-production support has been provided by Screenwest with State Government funding through Lotterywest, allowing the film to complete all sound and picture post-production, including grade, visual effects, online, score composition, sound design, foley, final mix and delivery in WA.


    Joining the team working on the movie are WA editor Merlin Eden (1922, Last Train to Freo), composer Adam Spark from the band Birds of Tokyo, sound designer Ric Curtin (Three Summers, Hounds of Love) and a raft of editorial, sound, musicians, visual effects and post-production crew, bringing our WA talent to the fore while creating local jobs.


    Comments attributed to Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman:


    "We are seeing it acknowledged more and more, and on an international level, that we have such talented screen professionals here in Western Australia.


    "That is why the McGowan Government is investing in a $105 million Screen Production Facility and a $20 million Screen Production Attraction Fund.


    "I am excited to see the final product when it hits the big screen."


    Comments attributed to Screenwest CEO Rikki Lea Bestall:


    "This is a great coup for the State and for several local post-production screen businesses, including Siamese, Sandbox and Curtin Productions.


    "Where All Light Tends to Go will be a fantastic opportunity for many Western Australian artists and technicians to showcase their talents to an international audience."


    Minister's office - 6552 5400